Alexander Graham Bell

Who was Alexander Graham Bell?

The next time you answer the phone think of Alexander Graham Bell.

Alexander Graham Bell was born in Scotland on the 3rd of March 1847. His mother, who was deaf, was a musician and a painter and his father taught deaf people how to speak.

Although Alexander only attended school for five years, from the ages of 10 to 14, he was very intelligent. He loved learning and never stopped reading books, which he did in his grandfather’s library.

For many years, Alexander worked on the idea of sending speech across distances which led him to developing the basic idea of the telephone in 1874.

His experiments finally proved successful on March 10, 1876, when the first complete sentence “Watson, come here; I want you” was transmitted from one room to another.

Alexander Bell never stopped inventing new things. He invented many things in his life including a jacket made of metal to help people breathe, a metal detector and much more.

Alexander Graham Bell died on August 2nd, 1922.