Antonio Meucci. The Invention of the Telephone. The Real Inventor of the Telephone: Bell or Meucci?. Although it was Alexander Graham Bell who was credited to be the inventor of the telephone, it was the ideas and plans of Antonio Meucci which lead to the development of Bell’s famous invention.
The Invention of the Telephone
So finally almost 150 years later, after a hard struggle fighting for his invention, which was taken away from him by Alexander Graham Bell, Antonio Meucci is given credit for the invention of the telephone on June 11 2002.