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Gallaudet, Thomas Hopkins

Born: 1787 AD
Died: 1851 AD

US educator of the deaf


Eponym of Gallaudet University


1802 – Thomas Gallaudet goes to Yale College at the age of 14.


1805 – Thomas graduates from Yale at the age of 17.


1812 – After meeting a deaf child, Alice Cogswell, he decides to teach deaf children.


1816 – Goes to England to learn some teaching methods that he read about, comes back with another teacher to help him.


1817 – Thomas opens a school for deaf children.


1821 – He marries one of his former pupils, Sophia Fowler.


1830 – Thomas retires from his school.