Braille, Louis

Born: Jan 04, 1809 AD
Died: 1852 AD, at 43 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Inventor

1809 – He was born on the 4th day of January of this year in Coupvray, France.


1812 - He became blind by accident.


1819 - He got a scholarship to the Royal Institution for Blind Youth in Paris.


1824 - He began inventing his raised-dot system with his father's stitching awl, finishing.


1829 – He published a book, named "Method of Writing Words, Music and Plain Song by Means of Dots, for Use by the Blind and Arranged by Them".


1837 - He issued a second publication featuring an expanded system of coding text.


1852 - He died in Paris of tuberculosis on the 6th of January this year.

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