Louis Braille

(1809—1852) French educationist

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(b Coupvray, Paris, 1809; d Coupvray, 1852).

Fr. inventor of ‘Braille’. Blind from age of 3, developed Braille system of mus. notation for blind, perfecting it by 1834. Attempts to standardize method for int. use began at Cologne in 1888 but were not finally agreed until 1929.

Subjects: Music.

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