Alexander Graham Bell Biography

Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent Scottish-born 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 U.S. patent for the telephone in 1876. 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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Alexander Graham Bell
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Inventor, Physicist, Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Scientist, Engineer, Professor
Ethnicity:
Scottish people, Scottish American
Date of Birth:
March 3, 1847
Astrological Sign:
Pisces
Date of Death:
August 2, 1922
Age at Death:
75
Cause of Death:
Pernicious anemia, Diabetes mellitus
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