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April 25, 1817

Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville's Birthday

 

 

April 25 is the birthday of Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville (April 25, 1817) , a French printer and bookseller, who invented the earliest known sound recording device, the phonautograph.

Suggested celebration: Birthday cake with a glass of French wine.

 

 

 

Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville

 

 

Full more information see the Wikipedia Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville article which begins:

"Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville (25 April 1817 – 26 April 1879) 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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