Alexander Graham Bell

1847 - 1922

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Alexander Graham Bell (, born Alexander Bell; March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was a Scottish-born Canadian-American inventor, scientist and engineer who is credited with patenting the first practical telephone. He also co-founded the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) in 1885. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Graham Bell has received more than 12,258,898 page views. His biography is available in 124 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 122 in 2019). Alexander Graham Bell is the 7th most popular inventor (down from 6th in 2019), the 34th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 21st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Inventor.

Alexander Graham Bell is most famous for inventing the telephone.

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Among inventors, Alexander Graham Bell ranks 7 out of 426Before him are Leonardo da Vinci, Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, Johannes Gutenberg, James Watt, and Elon Musk. After him are Karl Benz, Henry Ford, Guglielmo Marconi, Charles Babbage, Louis Braille, and Samuel Morse.

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Among people born in 1847, Alexander Graham Bell ranks 2Before him is Thomas Edison. After him are Paul von Hindenburg, Bram Stoker, Otto Wallach, Maria Feodorovna, Jesse James, Auguste Escoffier, Joseph Pulitzer, Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, Georges Sorel, and Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy. Among people deceased in 1922, Alexander Graham Bell ranks 1After him are Marcel Proust, Pope Benedict XV, Charles I of Austria, Enver Pasha, Erich von Falkenhayn, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Fredrik Bajer, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Hermann Rorschach, Walther Rathenau, and Georges Sorel.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alexander Graham Bell ranks 34 out of 8,785Before him are Charles Dickens (1812), Margaret Thatcher (1925), Anne Boleyn (1501), Alexander Fleming (1881), James Cook (1728), and James Prescott Joule (1818). After him are Jane Austen (1775), Robert Hooke (1635), David Hume (1711), Mary I of England (1516), John Maynard Keynes (1883), and Alfred Hitchcock (1899).

Among INVENTORS In United Kingdom

Among inventors born in United Kingdom, Alexander Graham Bell ranks 2Before him are James Watt (1736). After him are Charles Babbage (1791), George Stephenson (1781), Thomas Newcomen (1663), Richard Trevithick (1771), Frank Whittle (1907), John Logie Baird (1888), John Herschel (1792), John Boyd Dunlop (1840), Henry Fox Talbot (1800), and Thomas Savery (1650).