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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. patent for the telephone, on March 7, 1876. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Graham Bell has received more than 11,831,333 page views. His biography is available in 122 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 118 in 2019). Alexander Graham Bell is the 6th most popular inventor, the 21st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 26th 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 6 out of 354Before him are Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, Johannes Gutenberg, and James Watt. After him are Henry Ford, Elon Musk, Karl Benz, Guglielmo Marconi, Louis Braille, and Charles Babbage.

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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, Maria Feodorovna, Otto Wallach, Jesse James, Auguste Escoffier, Joseph Pulitzer, Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, Georges Sorel, and Annie Besant. Among people deceased in 1922, Alexander Graham Bell ranks 1After him are Marcel Proust, Charles I of Austria, Pope Benedict XV, Enver Pasha, Erich von Falkenhayn, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Fredrik Bajer, Djemal Pasha, Ernest Shackleton, Hermann Rorschach, and Albert I, Prince of Monaco.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Alexander Graham Bell ranks 21 out of 7,765Before him are Thomas Hobbes (1588), Richard III of England (1452), Michael Faraday (1791), Agatha Christie (1890), Alan Turing (1912), and Margaret Thatcher (1925). After him are Mary I of England (1516), Alfred Hitchcock (1899), Richard I of England (1157), Charles Dickens (1812), James Cook (1728), and Alexander Fleming (1881).

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), John Logie Baird (1888), Thomas Newcomen (1663), Richard Trevithick (1771), John Herschel (1792), John Boyd Dunlop (1840), Frank Whittle (1907), Henry Fox Talbot (1800), and Thomas Savery (1650).