Galvani, Luigi (1737-1798), an Italian physiologist, was born at Bologna, where he became Professor of. Anatomy in 1762, and lectured with much success, and gained u. reputation in comparative anatomy. In 1791 he wrote his celebrated Commentary on the Power of Electricity in Muscular Movement. He was afterwards removed from his post for political reasons, but was subsequently reinstated. In 1840-42 a quarto edition of his works was published by the Academy of Sciences at Bologna,, and some manuscripts have recently been discovered. A statue was erected to him at Bologna in 1879.