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  200 Years: The Life and Legacy of Louis Braille

Photograph of Louis Braille's home in Coupvray, no date.

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Coupvray: Louis' Childhood Home
Born in Coupvray

Louis Braille was born on January 4, 1809 in Coupvray, a small French village 25 miles east of Paris.

Louis was the fourth child of Simon-René Braille and Monique Baron. Simon-René was a master harness maker who was respected throughout the Coupvray region for his craftsmanship as a maker of high-quality leather goods for horses. His success as a craftsman helped Louis' father to purchase land, farm buildings, and a vineyard in Coupvray and to provide a comfortable life for his family.


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Born in Coupvray
Accident in the Workshop
An Independent Louis
Louis' Education


Braille Galleries:
Introduction
Introduction
Coupvray
Coupvray
Paris
Paris
Braille
Braille
Recognition
Recognition

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Celebrating 200 Years of Braille


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