- NAME: Alexander Graham Bell
- OCCUPATION: Educator, Linguist, Inventor, Scientist
- BIRTH DATE: March 03, 1847
- DEATH DATE: August 02, 1922
- EDUCATION: Edinburgh Royal High School, Edinburgh University, University College in London
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Edinburgh, Scotland
- PLACE OF DEATH: Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Alexander Graham Bell was one of the primary inventors of the telephone, did important work in communication for the deaf and held more than 18 patents.
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Alexander Graham Bell used all his resources to get Americans to use his new invention, the telephone.
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The inventor of the light bulb, phonograph, and motion picture, Thomas Edison was granted 400 patents from 1879 to 1886. Though he changed technology forever, not all of his inventions were successful.
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In the last 30 years of his life, Bell was involved in a wide range of projects and pursued them at a furious pace. He worked on inventions in flight (the tetrahedral kite), scientific publications (Science magazine), and exploration of the earth (National Geographic magazine).
Alexander Graham Bell died peacefully, with his wife by his side, in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, on August 2,
1922. The entire telephone system was shut down for one minute in tribute to his life. Within a few months, Mabel also passed away. Alexander Graham Bell's contribution to the modern world and its technologies was enormous.
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