Antonio Meucci Biography

Antonio Meucci Biography
Antonio Meucci 
Antonio Santi Giuseppe Meucci (born in San Frediano, 13 April 1808 - died October 18, 1889 at age 81 years) was an inventor of the invention is the Italian modern communication tools that are needed by today's society for the social life of the phone.
Commonly known inventor of the telephone was Alexander Graham Bell society, but it looks like history to be rewritten because it is an immigrant from Firenze (Florence), Italy named Antonio Meucci had invented the telephone in 1849 and patented his work in 1871.

Background

Antonio Meucci was born in San Frediano, near the city of Florence in 1808. He is a graduate of Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then worked at the Teatro della Pergola until 1835, and then offered a job at the Teatro Tacon in Havana, Cuba and immigrated there with his wife.
Antonio Meucci in his spare time likes to investigate things and create new items without despair. Meucci has developed a way to use electric stun to heal illness and became popular because of it.


Invention of the telephone

In 1850, he moved to Staten Island, New York. At that Meucci impoverished, but still continued to refine the tools it has created the phone. Due to his illness and a difficult economy, his wife was forced to sell some of his creations tools for only six dollars for medical expenses.


After recovering, Meucci worked hard day and night to re-create creation tools. In 1871, due to not enough money to pay for telephone patents, he only pays a provisional patent is valid for one year and must be renewed in subsequent years.


Meucci tried to demonstrate the potential of "speaking telegraph" as well as bring the model and any statement on the vice chairman of the Western Union telegraph company. Every time Meucci was going to see the vice chairman, Edward B.Grant always said that he had no time. Two years later, when asked for return of all material Meucci telephone at the company, apparently they just said it had "lost".
In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell as the inventor of the telephone of the name. After Meucci knew it, he called a lawyer to protest the U.S. Patent Office in Washington. Meucci defeat for this case. After a feud between Alexander Graham Bell with the new Western Union before it was revealed that Bell had agreed to pay twenty percent of the commercial advantages over the "discovery" for 17 years to the Western Union.
Antonio Meucci died on October 18, 1889.

Designation as inventor

More than a century and throughout the world, Alexander Graham Bell is known as the inventor of the telephone. However, on June 11, 2002 in the United States Congress, Antonio Meucci as the inventor of the telephone set.

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