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Alexander Melville Bell

1819 - 1905

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Alexander Melville Bell (1 March 1819 – 7 August 1905) was a teacher and researcher of physiological phonetics and was the author of numerous works on orthoepy and elocution. Additionally he was also the creator of Visible Speech which was used to help the deaf learn to talk, and was the father of Alexander Graham Bell. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Melville Bell has received more than 229,021 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Alexander Melville Bell is the 165th most popular linguist, the 4,413th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 13th most popular British Linguist.

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Among linguists, Alexander Melville Bell ranks 165 out of 161Before him are Sergei Starostin, Vladislav Illich-Svitych, Jacob Wackernagel, María Rosa Lida de Malkiel, Ivan Kuratov, and Albrecht Weber. After him are Takekazu Asaka, Alfredo Panzini, Daniel Everett, Georg Bühler, Geoffrey Hull, and Lyle Campbell.

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Among people born in 1819, Alexander Melville Bell ranks 88Before him are Ion Emanuel Florescu, Joaquín Jovellar y Soler, Cyrus West Field, Alexandru G. Golescu, William Rosecrans, and Joseph Bazalgette. After him are Henry Tate, George Salmon, Monier Monier-Williams, and John W. Geary. Among people deceased in 1905, Alexander Melville Bell ranks 80Before him are Ralph Copeland, Raimundo Fernández-Villaverde, Harold Mahony, Vjenceslav Novak, Juan Lindolfo Cuestas, and Lizardo Montero Flores. After him are John Henninger Reagan, Fitzhugh Lee, Enoch Sontonga, Mabel Cahill, and George S. Boutwell.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alexander Melville Bell ranks 4,413 out of 7,765Before him are Margaret Beckett (1943), Thomas Picton (1758), Bernard Bosanquet (1848), Jason Orange (1970), Ian Burgess (1930), and Tony Cascarino (1962). After him are Ray Wilkins (1956), Marmaduke Pickthall (1875), Una O'Connor (1880), Orlando Figes (1959), Raymond Briggs (1934), and John Ainsworth-Davis (1895).

Among LINGUISTS In United Kingdom

Among linguists born in United Kingdom, Alexander Melville Bell ranks 13Before him are Brian Houghton Hodgson (1800), Jane Ellen Harrison (1850), James Legge (1815), John Eliot (1604), Henry Liddell (1811), and John Rupert Firth (1890). After him are Henry Sweet (1845) and Henry Watson Fowler (1858).