Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville

Inventor

1817 – 1879

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Who was Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville?

Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville was a French printer and bookseller who lived in Paris. He invented the earliest known sound recording device, the phonautograph, which was patented in France on 25 March 1857.

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Born
Apr 25, 1817
France
Also known as
  • Édouard-Leon Scott Martinville
  • Edouard-Leon Scott Martinville
  • Leon Scott
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Died
Apr 26, 1879

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on July 23, 2013

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