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  200 Years: The Life and Legacy of Louis Braille

Funeral procession outside the Pantheon, Paris, 1952.

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Recognition of the Braille Code
France Honors Its Native Son

Louis' momentous accomplishments on behalf of blind and visually impaired people were not fully recognized until many years after his death. In 1952, however, one hundred years after his death, Louis Braille's contribution was recognized in France and by the rest of the world. His body was reinterred in Paris in the Pantheon, the resting place of illustrious French men and women such as Voltaire, Zola and Marie Curie. However, Louis' hands were severed from his body and remain in an urn in the village cemetery of Coupvray, and Coupvray named the street where he lived after their famous son.


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Changing of the Guard
Braille's Code Demonstrated
The Final Years of Louis Braille
Dissemination of Braille
France Honors Its Native Son
Helen Keller in Paris


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Celebrating 200 Years of Braille


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