Birth and Life

Louis Braille


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



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


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 a 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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