Scientist of the Week

Alexander Graham Bell

posted Aug 28, 2011, 3:42 AM by Nick Mitchell   [ updated Aug 28, 2011, 4:00 AM ]

Do you like talking to people on the phone? Then you should thank Alexander Graham Bell! Mr. Bell was a famous scientist and inventor, but he is perhaps most famous for perfecting the invention of his electrical sound telegraph- better known as the telephone! But what most people don't know is that Mr. Bell wasn't the first person to make a telephone. Italian inventor Antonio Meucci had actually invented the first teleophone 16 years before Mr. Bell, but Mr. Bell was the first one to get a patent from the government allowing him to build and sell telephones. To learn more about Mr. Bell and his other discoveries, check out his biography on Bio4Kids!


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