Gallaudet, Thomas Hopkins

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Born: Dec 10, 1787 AD
Died: 1851 AD, at 63 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Teacher


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.

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