BRAILLE LOUIS

Birth and Life

Louis Braille

inventor

Date of birth 4. 1. 1809
Country of birth France

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Death

Date of death 6. 1. 1852
Cemetery Pantheon, Paris, France
GPS coordinates of the cemetery 48.8462784, 2.3462704

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crypt

Summary from Wikipedia

Blinded in both eyes as a result of an early childhood accident, Braille mastered his disability while still a boy. He excelled in his education and received scholarship to France's Royal Institute for Blind Youth. While still a student there, he began developing a system of tactile code that could allow blind people to read and write quickly and efficiently. Inspired by the military cryptography of Charles Barbier, Braille constructed a new method built specifically for the needs of the blind. He presented his work to his peers for the first time in 1824.

Author of contribution: Janez, published 28. 10. 2017

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