Alexander Graham Bell

Irene Rinehart September 17, 2015

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March 3, 1847

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Parents Names: Mother- Eliza Grace Symonds

Father- Alexander Melville Bell

Early Life

During his youth, Alexander Graham Bell experienced strong influences that had a profound effect on his later life. Bell’s hometown of Edinburgh, Scotland, was known as the “Athens of the North,” for its rich culture of arts and science. His grandfather and father were experts on the mechanics of voice and elocution. Alexander’s mother, who was nearly deaf, became an accomplished pianist and inspired him to undertake big challenges.

Cause of Hearing Loss

He was not Deaf him self but him wife and mother were Deaf

Why he is Famous

All the world: Because he invented the telephone.

In the Deaf culture: He wanted to the deaf culture to look the same as everyone else

Where he went to school

He was home schooled. Then he wanted to go to a private school for a year. For high school he went to Edinburgh's Royal high school.

Fun Facts

1. Alexander's middle nae was added when he was 10 years of age.

2. Both of Alexander's brothers died at a very early age.

3. He was groomed at a young age to carry on in the family business.

4. Bell was invited to make the first transcontinental phone call.

Where He Died

August 2, 1922 Age- 75

Died in Beinn Bhreagh, Nova Scotia, Canada

Alexander Graham Bell Biography