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Alexander Graham Bell was a man of great importance He was a scottish-born inventor and educator best known for his invention of the telephone He invented not just the telephone but he organized and took part in inventing other things He worked with many great people Alexander would not start to work on the telephone until later on in his life He was only 27 years old when he worked out the principle of transmitting speech electrically and was 29 when his basic telephone patent was granted in 1876 Named after his grandfather Alexander Bell who also studied speech Alexander Graham Bell was born a on March 3 1847 in Edinburgh Scotland Alexander would soon get his name Graham from a friend of the family and relatives He was one of three boys He was born to Elisa Symonds who was an artist and an excellent musician and Alexander Melville Bell who taught deaf-mute people to speak and he also wrote textbooks on speech His father also invented Visible Speech or what we know today as sign language Alexander Graham would soon take into the same skills as his father and grandfather Bell and his two brothers assisted their father in demonstrating Visible Speech to public crowds Graham enrolled at a school for boys as a student teacher at Weston House where he taught music and speech After a year of studying at Weston he became a full-time teacher at the University of Edinburgh He used Visible Speech to teach a class of deaf children at the University of London where he also studied The idea of telegraphing speech came from a book he read on acoustics by Herman von Helmholtz a German physicist in which described experiments in combining the notes of electrically driven tuning forks to make sounds Just reading the book started gained the attention of Bell who wanted to know more about electricity Graham started helping his father in London
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