Alexander Graham Bell

The master of telecommunication

Birth\Death

Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3, 1847, and died on August 2, 1922.

Life Before Fame

Alexander had two brothers that died from tuberculosis, and a mother who was nearly deaf. Alexander was home schooled, and was taught to have an infinite curiosity for the world around him. After being home schooled he received one year of education in a private school, then two years at Edinburgh's Royal High School. Alexander worked with the deaf in his fathers company, teaching them how to speak. Alexander got married on July 11,1877 to Mable Hubbard.

Fame

Alexander Graham Bell is famous for helping create the telephone.

Facts

1. When Alexander died the telephone services shut down for a minute in his honor.

2. Alexander established the American Association to Promote Teaching Speech to the Deaf.

3. Alexander Graham Bell set a world record for speed for a type of boat called a hydrofoil.

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