Louis Braille

1809 - 1852

Louis Braille

Louis Braille ( (listen); French: [lwi bʁaj]; 4 January 1809 – 6 January 1852) was a French educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired. His system remains virtually unchanged to this day, and is known worldwide simply as braille. Blinded in both eyes as a result of an early childhood accident, Louis Braille mastered his disability while still a boy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Braille has received more than 1,173,684 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 11th most popular inventor.

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Among inventors, Louis Braille ranks 11 out of 323Before him are James Watt, Alexander Graham Bell, Karl Benz, Henry Ford, Guglielmo Marconi, and Rudolf Diesel. After him are Samuel Morse, Charles Babbage, George Stephenson, Nikolaus Otto, Louis Daguerre, and Nicéphore Niépce.

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Among people born in 1809, Louis Braille ranks 6Before him are Charles Darwin, Edgar Allan Poe, Abraham Lincoln, Nikolai Gogol, and Felix Mendelssohn. After him are Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, William Ewart Gladstone, Bruno Bauer, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and Joseph Liouville. Among people deceased in 1852, Louis Braille ranks 2Before him is Nikolai Gogol. After him are Friedrich Fröbel, Ada Lovelace, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Henry Clay, Auguste de Marmont, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Johan Gadolin, Karl Bryullov, Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, and Vasily Zhukovsky.

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In France

Among people born in France, Louis Braille ranks 92 out of 4,109Before him are Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864), Henry II of France (1519), Peter Abelard (1079), Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663), Pope Urban II (1042), and Rudolf Diesel (1858). After him are Louis XII of France (1462), Louis de Funès (1914), Joseph Fourier (1768), Anatole France (1844), Albert Schweitzer (1875), and Nicolas Poussin (1594).

Among INVENTORS In France

Among inventors born in France, Louis Braille ranks 2Before him are Rudolf Diesel (1858). After him are Louis Daguerre (1787), Nicéphore Niépce (1765), Denis Papin (1647), Nicolas Appert (1749), Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752), Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot (1725), Louis Blériot (1872), Louis Renault (1877), Jacques de Vaucanson (1709), and André-Jacques Garnerin (1769).

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