Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell (1847 - 1922)

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Alexander Graham (Alexander Graham) Bell
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, UKmap
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Died in Beinn Bhreagh, Nova Scotiamap
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Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was an eminent scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone.

Bell's father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and speech, and both his mother and wife were deaf, profoundly influencing Bell's life's work. His research on hearing and speech further led him to experiment with hearing devices which eventually culminated in Bell being awarded the first US patent for the telephone in 1876. In retrospect, Bell considered his most famous invention an intrusion on his real work as a scientist and refused to have a telephone in his study.

Many other inventions marked Bell's later life, including groundbreaking work in optical telecommunications, hydrofoils and aeronautics. In 1888, Bell became one of the founding members of the National Geographic Society. He has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history.


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On 8 Feb 2015 at 10:08 GMT Renee Malloy Esq wrote:

Bell came to my family at 10 Court Street in Boston and asked for help using electricity, which he knew nothing about. I would love to help flesh out his profile. Thank you, Renee Malloy, JD

On 2 Nov 2014 at 21:37 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

Alexander Graham Bell is notable.
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On 16 Sep 2014 at 18:16 GMT Laurie Cruthers wrote:

You might want to take a look at some wonderful public domain photos of Bell and Melville House in Brantford on the Wikimedia Commons "Picturing Canada" project page, Category: Images from the Canadian Copyright Collection at the British Library (HS85-10-17082).jpg

On 16 Apr 2014 at 20:49 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

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