Alexander Graham Bell

by Evan

Alexander faced many challenges because many people tried to claim his idea for their own. As a result he went to over 550 lawsuits. Luckily his employer quickly realized the value of this invention and patented it. Other problems were things such as nobody believed him or his mother was deaf.


Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3, 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland. This was known as the “Athens of the North,” for its rich culture of arts and science. Alexander's dad found a healthier environment in Canada. At first Bell resisted, but once both of his brothers died of tuberculosis bell agreed. Later an electrician was hired to help Alexander named Thomas Watson. Bell died in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada, on August 2, 1922.


Alexander had many inspirations through his life. His mother, a deaf person suddenly had become a skilled pianist. Which inspired him to do great even he was challenged. Also when his grandfather fell ill Bell decided to take care of him. When he was there, to thank Alexander his grandfather encouraged him and paid for a little education.