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Louis Braille

Braille Inventor Louis Braille

Profession: Braille Inventor

Nationality:
France
French

Why Famous: Inventor of the braille system of reading and writing, used by the blind and visually impaired.

Born: January 4, 1809
Birthplace: Coupvray, France
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: January 6, 1852 (aged 43)
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

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