Ten fun facts about Amedeo Avogadro


Fact 1
He is most noted for his contributions to molecular theory, including what is known as Avogadro's law.

Fact 2
In tribute to him, the number of elementary entities (atoms, molecules, ions or other particles) in 1 mole of a substance, is known as the Avogadro constant.

Fact 3
In 1820, he became professor of physics at the University of Turin.


Fact 4
Avogadro was active in the revolutionary movements of 1821 against King Victor Emmanuel I.

Fact 5
Eventually, King Charles Albert granted a Constitution (Statuto Albertino) in 1848. Well before this, Avogadro had been recalled to the university in Turin in 1833, where he taught for another twenty years.

Fact 6
Avogadro held posts dealing with statistics, meteorology, and weights and measures (he introduced the metric system into Piedmont) and was a member of the Royal Superior Council on Public Instruction.

Fact 7
Avogadro is hailed as a founder of the atomic-molecular theory.

Fact 8
Avogadro began his college education when he was only 13 years old and graduated at the age of 16.

Fact 9
By the time he was 20, he received his Ph.D.

Fact 10
Though he followed the footsteps of his father to become a lawyer in 1796, he developed an interest for studying mathematics and physics along the way. This passion, turned him into a well-known physicist in his later years.


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