Alexander Graham Bell Biography
Name: Alexander Graham Bell
Birth date: March 3, 1847 - August 2, 1922
Profession: scientist, engineer, inventor
Best works: first patented telephone, optical telecommunications, hydrofoils and aeronautics, founding member of the National Geographic Society
Why you should read it: Bell's family were associated with elocution and speech due to the fact that several members of his family were deaf, and the young Alexander was always influenced by that. The invention of the telephone meant a greater step in communications than today's smartphones.