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Louis Braille

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Birthday
4, 1809
Birthplace
Coupvray, France
Death Date
Jan 6, 1852 (43)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
4, 1809
Birthplace
Coupvray, France
Death Date
Jan 6, 1852 (43)

About

Blind inventor of a system of writing for blind people known as Braille. He later extended his system into musical notations, and, in 1829, he published his first book on his work, "Method of Writing Words, Music, and Plain Songs by Means of Dots, for Use by the Blind and Arranged for Them."

Before Fame

An accident with his father's tools cost him the use of his eyes.

Trivia

He was only fifteen years old when he invented Braille, which is a tactile language based on raised dots.

Family Life

He was born to parents Monique and Simon-Rene and had three older siblings: Monique Catherine Josephine, Louis-Simon, and Marie Celine.

Associated With

He was the inventor of Braille, whereas Samuel Morse was the inventor of the Morse code.