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List of famous deaf people who made it big in life. Check out their biographies and interesting facts and trivia related to them.

When Nyle DiMarco said ‘I think the biggest misconception is that people think deaf people are not able to do things’, she couldn’t have been more correct in her observation. Did you know that some of the greatest men/women on earth whom we know or revere today were actually partially or completely deaf in their lifetime? They had the courage to rise above their limitation and become iconic figures that the world would take pride in. If you have a nick of doubt about it, read this. American history would have been miser had there been no Thomas Alva Edison or Helen Keller in it! The most celebrated American inventor and businessman who is best known for inventing the first practical electric light bulb and phonograph, Edison was actually deaf from his childhood. Helen Keller was not just deaf but blind too. But she highly determined that she was, she went on to become the first deaf-blind person to gain a Bachelor degree in Arts. German music wouldn’t have had its share of greatness without the eminent pianist and classical composer Ludwig van Beethoven. But did you know that Beethoven suffered from hearing impairment? And these are just a handful of the many more legendary figures from history who were actually deaf. Check out the list of famous deaf people who made it big in life.
Thomas EdisonThomas Edison
(Inventor, Businessman)

11 February 1847

18 October 1931

Milan

American

Aquarius

Ludwig van BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven
(Composer)

16 December 1770

26 March 1827

Bonn

German

Sagittarius

Pete TownshendPete Townshend
(Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer)

19 May 1945

Chiswick

British

Taurus

George MartinGeorge Martin
(Record Producer, Musician, Composer)

03 January 1926

08 March 2016

Highbury, London, England

British

Capricorn

Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh
(Radio Host, Political Commentator, Author, Former Television Host)

12 January 1951

Cape Girardeau, Missouri, U.S

American

Capricorn

Lars UlrichLars Ulrich
(Drummer)

26 December 1963

Gentofte

Danish

Capricorn

Paul StanleyPaul Stanley
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter and Painter)

20 January 1952

Manhattan, New York, United States

American

Capricorn

Gabriel FauréGabriel Fauré
(French Composer & Pianist)

12 May 1845

04 November 1924

Pamiers, Ariège, Midi-Pyrénées, France

French

Taurus

Virginia SatirVirginia Satir

26 June 1916

10 September 1988

Wisconsin

American

Cancer

John CornforthJohn Cornforth
(Nobel Prize Winner Chemist)

07 September 1917

08 December 2013

Sydney, Australia

Australian,British

Virgo

Slava RaskajSlava Raškaj
(Painter)

02 January 1877

29 March 1906

Ozalj

Croatian

Capricorn

Bedrich SmetanaBedrich Smetana
(Composer)

02 March 1824

12 May 1884

Litomyšl

Czech

Pisces

Brian WilsonBrian Wilson

20 June 1942

Inglewood

American

Gemini

Ryan AdamsRyan Adams

05 November 1974

Jacksonville

American

Scorpio

Danny ElfmanDanny Elfman

29 May 1953

Los Angeles

American

Gemini

David WrightDavid Wright

20 December 1982

Norfolk

American

Sagittarius

Ayumi HamasakiAyumi Hamasaki

02 October 1978

Fukuoka

Japanese

Libra

Matt HamillMatt Hamill
(Mixed Martial Artist)

05 October 1976

Loveland

American

Libra

Evelyn GlennieEvelyn Glennie

19 July 1965

Aberdeenshire

Scottish

Cancer

Foxy BrownFoxy Brown

06 September 1978

United States

American

Virgo

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