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

They say if you lose one sense, the other four becomes stronger. Quite true it is for the below mentioned list of famous blind people who achieved so much in their lifetime despite their physical shortcomings that can put any ‘normal’ or ‘physically perfect’ man/woman to shame. Blindness was just a small obstacle in the journey of greatness for these iconic figures. They did not let the visual impairment come in between their ambition and determination and with a strong grit and resolve, went ahead to conquer the world. Helen Keller, a political activist and author, became the first bind-deaf person to get a Bachelor’s degree of Arts. Composer, musician and producer Stevie Wonder became the ‘Wonder Boy’ of the music industry despite his visual impairment. Had it not been for Louis Braille, no blind person in the world would have ever enjoyed a story or been able to comprehend important paperwork. Inventor of Braille writing, which enables blind people to read through feeling a series of organized bumps representing letters, Louis Braille transformed the world for the visually challenged. And these are just a handful of the many more famous blind men/women who rose above their inadequacies. Check out section to know more about famous blind people who made it big in life.
Stevie WonderStevie Wonder
(Musician)

13 May 1950

Saginaw

American

Taurus

Helen KellerHelen Keller
(Writer, Member of Socialist Party of America, Campaigner of socialism, women’s suffrage and several leftist social causes)

27 June 1880

01 June 1968

Tuscumbia

American

Cancer

Ray CharlesRay Charles
(Singer and Composer)

23 September 1930

10 June 2004

Albany

American

Virgo

Andrea BocelliAndrea Bocelli
(Singer)

22 September 1958

Lajatico, Italy

Italian

Virgo

HomerHomer
(Ancient Epic Poet)

Greece

Greek

Jackie RobinsonJackie Robinson

31 January 1919

24 October 1972

Cairo

American

Aquarius

James JoyceJames Joyce
(Writer)

02 February 1882

13 January 1941

Rathgar, Dublin

Irish

Aquarius

EratosthenesEratosthenes
(Mathematician)

Cyrene

Greek

Leonhard EulerLeonhard Euler
(Mathematician, Physicist)

15 April 1707

18 September 1783

Basel

Swiss,Russian

Aries

John MiltonJohn Milton
(Poet, Polemicist, and Civil Servant for the Commonwealth of England.)

09 December 1608

08 November 1674

Cheapside, City of London, United Kingdom

British

Sagittarius

Thom YorkeThom Yorke
(Singer, Musician, Songwriter)

07 October 1968

Wellingborough

British

Libra

Jorge Luis BorgesJorge Luis Borges
(Poet)

24 August 1899

14 June 1986

Buenos Aires

Argentine

Virgo

Gordon BrownGordon Brown

20 February 1951

Govan

British

Pisces

Frank GehryFrank Gehry
(Architect)

28 February 1929

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canadian,American

Pisces

Louis BrandeisLouis Brandeis
(Former Lawyer & US Supreme Court Associate Justice)

13 November 1856

05 October 1941

Louisville, Kentucky

American

Scorpio

David BlunkettDavid Blunkett
(Former British Home Secretary)

06 June 1947

Sheffield, England

British

Gemini

Gordon StrachanGordon Strachan

09 February 1957

Edinburgh, Scotland

Scottish,Welsh

Aquarius

Charles F. KetteringCharles F. Kettering
(Inventor, Engineer & Businessman)

29 August 1876

25 November 1958

Loudonville, Ohio

American

Virgo

Alfred NoyesAlfred Noyes
(Poet)

16 September 1880

28 June 1958

Wolverhampton

British,Welsh

Virgo

Gustaf Dalén Gustaf Dalén
(Inventor of Automatic Regulators, AGA Cookers, Dalen Light)

30 November 1869

09 December 1937

Stenstorp, Västergötland, Sweden

Swedish

Sagittarius

Alberto Santos DumontAlberto Santos Dumont

20 July 1873

23 July 1932

Santos Dumont

Brazilian

Cancer

Ravindra JainRavindra Jain
(Musician, Composer)

28 February 1944

09 October 2015

Aligarh

Indian

Pisces

José FelicianoJosé Feliciano
(Musician, Singer, Composer, Guitarist, Jazz guitarist, Songwriter)

10 September 1945

Lares, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican

Virgo

Ronnie MilsapRonnie Milsap
(Musician, Singer, Pianist)

16 January 1943

Robbinsville

American

Capricorn

SurdasSurdas
(poet)

1478 AD

1583 AD

India

Indian

Fanny CrosbyFanny Crosby
(composer, poet, singer, writer, teacher, hymnwriter)

24 March 1820

12 February 1915

Brewster

American

Aries

Doc WatsonDoc Watson
(Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Street artist, Banjoist, Musician, Singer)

03 March 1923

29 May 2012

Deep Gap, North Carolina

American

Pisces

Blind Willie JohnsonBlind Willie Johnson
(Musician, Singer, Guitarist)

22 January 1897

18 September 1945

Pendleton, Texas

American

Aquarius

Blind Lemon JeffersonBlind Lemon Jefferson
(Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Street artist, Singer)

24 September 1893

19 December 1929

Coutchman

American

Libra

Joaquín RodrigoJoaquín Rodrigo
(Composer, Choreographer, Pianist, Educationist, Musicologist)

22 November 1901

06 July 1999

Sagunto

Spanish

Scorpio

Taha HusseinTaha Hussein
(linguist, historian, translator, writer, literary critic, university teacher)

14 November 1889

28 October 1973

Minya Governorate

Egyptian

Scorpio

George ShearingGeorge Shearing
(Composer, Pianist, Jazz musician)

13 August 1919

14 February 2011

London

British

Leo

Geoffrey Gurrumul YunupinguGeoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
(musician, singer)

1970 AD

Elcho Island

Australian

Francesco LandiniFrancesco Landini

1325 AD

02 September 1397

Florence

Italian

Joseph PlateauJoseph Plateau
(Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist)

14 October 1801

15 September 1883

Brussels

Belgian

Libra

Ed WalkerEd Walker

23 April 1932

Forrest

American

Taurus

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