Gaston PLANTÉ

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Physicist, Inventor

FrenchBorn Raymond Louis Gaston PLANTÉ

French physicist who invented the lead–acid battery

Born on April 22, 1834 in Orthez , France

Died on May 23, 1889 in Meudon , France

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This type battery was developed as the first rechargeable electric battery marketed for commercial use and it is widely used in automobiles.



In 1854 he began work as an assistant lecturer in physics at the Conservatory of Arts and Crafts in Paris. In 1860 he was promoted to the post of Professor of Physics at the Polytechnic Association for the Development of Popular Instruction. An amphitheatre at that institute is named after him.

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