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Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville

Born: April 25 1817
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Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville

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.