Antonio Meucci Birthday Celebration!

Apr 12, 2022 266

Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. the Garibaldi Meucci Museum (420 Tompkins Ave., SI, NY 10305) will be showcasing the 2nd Annual Antonio Meucci High School Essay Contest submissions in honor of Meucci’s birthday! Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP here.

Antonio Meucci was a prolific Italian inventor, engineer, and practical chemist who is most known for developing a form of voice communication apparatus in 1857. He has long had champions arguing that he should be credited with the invention of the telephone. Antonio Meucci was born to Amatis Meucci and Domenica Pepi on Wednesday, April 13, 1808 in Florence, Italy.

In his youth he attended the Accademia di Bell' Arte (Academy of Fine Arts) in Florence, where he studied chemical and mechanical engineering, and electricity in particular. These subjects laid the foundation for his future as an inventor.

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SOURCE: Garibaldi Meucci Museum

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