Antonio Meucci

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Birthday
13, 1808
Birthplace
Florence, Italy
Death Date
Oct 18, 1889 (81)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
13, 1808
Birthplace
Florence, Italy
Death Date
Oct 18, 1889 (81)

About

Inventor of a communications device that is often considered the first telephone, which he developed from 1856 and 1870.

Before Fame

He studied mechanical engineering at the Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

Trivia

Although he submitted his telephonic device to the U.S. Patent Office in 1871, five years before Alexander Graham Bell submitted his telephone, Bell is credited with creating the telephone because he had the forethought to include electromagnetic transmission of vocal sound in his patent.

Family Life

He married costume designer Esterre Mochi in 1834 after meeting her while employed as a stage technician at the Teatro della Pergola in Florence.

Associated With

He was a friend of nationalist Giuseppe Garibaldi.