Braille, Louis

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Braille, Louis Gender: M
born on 4 January 1809 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Coupvray, France, 48n54, 2e48
Timezone LMT m2e48 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 13°28' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 09°33 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 23°06'

Louis Braille


French blind organist who invented a transcription system for the blind in 1824. The system consisted of a code of small raised dots that could be felt on paper. The code was adopted at once by his fellow blind students, but the system was not officially accepted during his 20 years of teaching the blind. "Braille" eventually won universal acceptance.

Died on 1/06/1852.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Begin Major Project 1824 (Founder/ originator Braille)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 6 January 1852 (Age 43 plus two days)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

In September 2007 Sy Scholfield finds the same data in the biography citing birth record: "The New Outlook for the Blind" (American Foundation for the Blind, 1976), p. 65: "The fourth of January, 1809, was a day of happiness for the Braille family. ... At four o'clock in the morning, a small, puny creature with flabby, wrinkled skin was born, and, for some time, it was thought he would not live. ... [The] deputy mayor of the town, wrote in the official register: 'In the year one thousand eight hundred and nine, on the fifth of January, at ten o'clock in the morning, before us ... Appeared Simon René Braille, aged forty-four, harness-maker, living in Coupvray, who presented to us a a child of the male sex, born yesterday at four o'clock in the morning, son of himself and his wife, Monique Baron.'"

On 22 May 2015 Scholfield provided a copy of the birth certificate found online at Wikimedia Commons [1].

Previously LMR rated this entry "C" (not verified) citing: Lescaut quotes B. Verthon for B.R. in "300 Themes de Notabilites" (not confirmed)."


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Eyes (Total blindness)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Organ)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Braille)