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Alexander Graham Bell


Who is Alexander Graham Bell?

Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone.

  • also known as Bell, Alexander Graham
  • born on (168 years ago) in Edinburgh, child of Alexander Melville Bell and Eliza Grace Symonds
  • ethnicity: Scottish people, Scottish American
  • nationality: United States of America, Canada, Scotland
  • education:
  • profession: Inventor, physicist, entrepreneur, businessperson, scientist, engineer, professor
  • Marriage with Mabel Gardiner Hubbard between and (45 years)
  • parent of
  • died on (93 years ago) in Beinn Bhreagh, Nova Scotia of pernicious anemia, diabetes mellitus
  • written works: "Upon the production of sound by radiant energy", "Graphical studies of marriages of the deaf", "The telephone", "Preparedness for aerial defense", "Upon the electrical experiments to determine the location of the bullet in the body of the late President Garfield", "The Sanders reader", "Sex-determination in sheep", "Memoir upon the formation of a deaf variety of the human race", "The mechanism of speech", "The duration of life and conditions associated with longevity", "Teaching the deaf and dumb", "Upon the formation of a deaf variety of the human race", "The Bell telephone", "Discovery and invention"
  • some of the awards:
      • John Fritz Medal
      • Elliott Cresson Medal
      • Hughes Medal - "Invention of the telephone" (For his share in the invention of the telephone, and more especially the construction of the telephone receiver.)
      • IEEE Edison Medal - "Invention of the telephone" (For meritorious achievement in the invention of the telephone)


  1. Alexander Graham Bell is a fictional character from The World is Hot Enough.
  2. Alexander Graham Bell is a fictional character from the 2012 film Confession.


  1. "Alexander Graham Bell" is a book by Edwin S. Grosvenor.
    • subjects: Technology, Telecommunications, History, Telephone, United States of America
  2. "Alexander Graham Bell" is a book by Anita Ganeri.
    • genres: Biography, Children's literature
    • subjects: 20th century, United States of America, Technology
  3. "Alexander Graham Bell" is a book by Leonard Everett Fisher.


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Google previewEncyclopedia of American Business History (2009)

by Charles R. Geisst

Bell: Alexander Graham Bell and the Conquest of Solitude. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1990. Grosvenor, Edwin S., Morgan Wesson, and Robert V. Bruce. Alexander Graham Bell: The Life and Times ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Special Education (2007)

A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, educator, and spokesperson for the deaf, was born and educated in Scotland. Emigrating first to Canada and then to the United States, Bell, whose father and grandfather were authorities in ...

Google previewCompton's Pictured Encyclopedia (1922)

To Inspire Ambition, to Stimulate the Imagination, to Provide the Inquiring Mind with Accurate Information Told in an Interesting Style, and Thus Lead Into Broader Fields of Knowledge, Such is the Purpose of this Work by Guy Stanton Ford

ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL BELL. ALEXANDER GRAHAM | tower of the Houses of Parliament, London, 13% tons; “Great Tom” at Oxford, 6 tons. The largest bell in the New World is in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Montreal, and weighs ...

Google previewThe 100 Most Significant Events in American Business: An Encyclopedia (2012)

An Encyclopedia by Quentin R. Skrabec Jr.

Alexander Graham Bell and Edison were both working on the multiple telegraph with financial backing. The hope was that the multiple telegraph could break the monopoly held by Western Union Telegraph Company. Bell demonstrated the ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

1/10 of a bell; Alexander Graham Bell. DECISION-SUPPORT SYSTEM (DSS): Computer tools or applications to assist physicians in clinical decisions by providing evidence- based ...

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When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. (Alexander Graham Bell)
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