France L. Braille, reading system for blind, Bouret

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This medal has been minted in 1983 in France in to commemorate Louis BRAILLE, 1809 – 1852, the French inventor for the braille code for the blind.

This medal has been designed by the French medalist, P. BOURET.

Louis Braille (January 4, 1809 – January 6, 1852) was the inventor of braille ,[1] a worldwide system used by blind and visually impaired people for reading and writing. Braille is read by passing the fingers over characters made up of an arrangement of one to six embossed points. It has been adapted to almost every known language.

av. The portrait of Louis Braille

rv. The example of the Braille code

diameter - 68 mm (2⅝ “)

weight – 211.10 gr , (7.45 oz)

metal – bronze, old patina

Braille became a well-respected teacher at the Institute. Although he was admired and respected by his pupils, his writing system was not taught at the Institute during his lifetime. The air at the institute was foul and he died in Paris of tuberculosis in 1852 at the age of 43; his body was disinterred in 1952 (the centenary
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