Louis Braille, inventor
Jan. 4, 1809-Jan. 6, 1854
Louis Braille by John C. Wallner, illustrated by Alexandra Wallner (Holiday House, 1998)
Louis Braille, a French boy who lost his sight as a young boy, invented a reading system for the blind when he was only 15.
Learn Braille's alphabet and number system at the American Foundation for the Blind site.