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Alexander Graham Bell Says His Name

Here you have the benefit of hearing Alexander Graham Bell pronounce not only his own name, but his middle and last name as well. It is interesting that he pronounces his given name in the American manner — Al-ex-zan-der. Bell was born and raised in Scotland. In the UK and Australia, you may often hear the name pronounced Al-ex-zahn-der.

The Spanish version is Alejandro (al-e-han-dro). In France, the e and r reverse positions and then when you say it, you just ignore the r and the e altogether, like so: al-ex-zahnd!

Detail: Alexander the Great Mosaic

The most famous Alexander of all time is probably Macedonian conqueror, Alexander the Great. Can you think of any more well known Alexander? Probably not, but here are some very famous Alexanders:

Alexander Fleming (1881–1955), Scottish biologist (discovered penicillin)
Alexander Haig (1924–2010), American general, politician
Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), American statesman, politician
Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko (b. 1954), President of Belarus (1994-present)
Alexander Pope (1688–1744), English poet
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799-1837) Russian poet, writer
Aleksandr Isayevich[a] Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) Russian writer, historian
Aleksandar Vučić (b. 1970), Prime Minister of Serbia

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