Alexander Graham Bell

Inventor of the Telephone


Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3, 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland. His education was received through numerous experiments in sound and he was fascinated by his father work of sound for the deaf. He had two brothers, Melville and Edward Bell. He was homeschooled, which was a great way of him being able to learn about his fathers work. After being home taught, he was offered a one year scholar ship to a private school, which he took in order to learn more about what he wanted to do.

His Invention

Alexander Graham Bell made the first telephone on March 10, 1876, and it was a success. The significance of the telephone, was it improved the way communication worked, allowing people to be in two different places and still talk to each other. This allowed people to get their messages to people faster. In the 1890s, many telephones were used in companies, but were expanding to households at this time.