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Famous Deaths in January 1852

Person of interestLouis Braille

Jan 6 Louis Braille, French educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for the blind, dies of tuberculosis at 43

Braille Inventor Louis Braille
Braille Inventor
Louis Braille
  • Jan 22 George Rodwell, composer, dies at 51

Person of interestFabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen

Jan 25 Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Russian explorer who discovered the continent of Antarctica dies at 72