Louis Braille

Birth Name:
Louis Braille
Birth Date:
January 4, 1809
Birth Place:
Coupvray, France
Death Date:
January 6, 1852
Place of Death:
Institut National des Jeunes Aveugles, boulevard des Invalides, 56 Paris, 75007 France
Cause of Death:
Cemetery Name:
Le Panthéon
Claim to Fame:
Historical Figure
Louis Braille was a French educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired. His system remains virtually unchanged to this day, and is known worldwide simply as "braille".

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Le Panthéon

Place du Panthéon

Paris, , 75005




Grave Location:


Grave Location Description

Enter through the main entrance, and go straight all the way to the back of the building. There will be a sign pointing left to go to the Crypt. Follow the signs and go down the staircase to the Crypt. In the Crypt, equal in size to the main hall above, though with space consumed by structural elements, you’ll see the tombs and memorials in various rooms branching out from the main hallway. Louis Braille is located in an alcove with Paul Painlevé and Jean Perrin.

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48.846314, 2.345669

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