One of Edinburgh's most famous sons, Alexander Graham Bell was a famous inventor, scientist and engineer who is credited with patenting the first practical telephone. He also co-founded the American Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1885. He lived from 1847-1922 when he died in Canada aged 75.
The family home was at South Charlotte Street, and has a stone inscription marking it as Bell's birthplace. Many other inventions marked Bell's later life, including groundbreaking work in optical telecommunications, hydrofoils, and aeronautics. Bell also had a strong influence on the National Geographic Society and its magazine while serving as the second president from January 7, 1898, until 1903.One of Edinburgh's most famous sons, Alexander Graham Bell was a famous inventor, scientist and engineer who is credited with patenting the first practical telephone. He also co-founded the American Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1885. He lived from 1847-1922 when he died in Canada aged 75.
The family home was at South Charlotte Street, and has a stone inscription marking it as Bell's birthplace. Many other inventions marked Bell's later life, including groundbreaking work in optical telecommunications, hydrofoils, and aeronautics. Bell also had a strong influence on the National Geographic Society and its magazine while serving as the second president from January 7, 1898, until 1903.
One of Edinburgh's most famous sons, Alexander Graham Bell was a famous inventor, scientist and engineer who is credited with patenting the first practical telephone. He also co-founded the American Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1885. He lived from 1847-1922 when he died in Canada aged 75. The family home was at South Charlotte Street, and has a stone inscription marking it as Bell's birthplace. Many other inventions marked Bell's later life, including groundbreaking work in optical telecommunications, hydrofoils, and aeronautics. Bell also had a strong influence on the National Geographic Society and its magazine while serving as the second president from January 7, 1898, until 1903.

150 faces of Edinburgh: Choose who you think is the greatest Edinburgher from the top 15

We’re asking you to choose the greatest Edinburgher

As part of the Edinburgh Evening News’ 150th birthday celebrations, we've been taking a look at 150 of the most influential people whose lives and work have impacted not just the Capital but the world. The list has been narrowed down to the top 15 Edinburghers, and we are now asking you to tell us who you think should be crowned the greatest.

To have your say, head to our voting form to choose your favourite from the list. Voting will close at midnight on June 23, with the winner announced the following week.