FeatureAlessandro Volta and the politics of pictures
Review articleOpen access
2009/12/01 Short review DOI: 10.1016/j.endeavour.2009.09.007
An astute diplomat, Alessandro Volta secured the patronage of Napoleon Bonaparte to promote his rise to fame as an electrical expert. Reciprocally, politicians helped their own causes by presenting him as a national as well as a scientific figurehead.
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