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.
Andrea BocelliAndrea Bocelli
(Singer)

22 September 1958

Italian

Stevie WonderStevie Wonder
(Musician)

13 May 1950

American

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

27 June 1880

American

Jackie RobinsonJackie Robinson

31 January 1919

American

Ray CharlesRay Charles
(Singer and Composer)

23 September 1930

American

HomerHomer
(Greek author)

0800 BC

Greek

James JoyceJames Joyce
(Writer)

02 February 1882

Irish

Thom YorkeThom Yorke
(Singer, Musician, Songwriter)

07 October 1968

British

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

09 December 1608

British

Gordon BrownGordon Brown

20 February 1951

British

Leonhard EulerLeonhard Euler
(Mathematician, Physicist)

15 April 1707

Swiss,Russian

Jorge Luis BorgesJorge Luis Borges
(Poet)

24 August 1899

Argentinian

EratosthenesEratosthenes
(Mathematician)

Greek

Frank GehryFrank Gehry
(Architect)

28 February 1929

Canadian,American

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

13 November 1856

American

Gordon StrachanGordon Strachan
(Scottish football manager)

09 February 1957

Scottish

David BlunkettDavid Blunkett
(Former British Home Secretary)

06 June 1947

British

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

29 August 1876

American

Alfred NoyesAlfred Noyes
(Poet)

16 September 1880

British

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

30 November 1869

Swedish

Alberto Santos DumontAlberto Santos Dumont
(Brazilian aviator)

20 July 1873

Brazilian

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

10 September 1945

Puerto Rican

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

03 March 1923

American

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

24 March 1820

American

SurdasSurdas
(poet)

1478 AD

Indian

Ravindra JainRavindra Jain
(Musician, Composer)

28 February 1944

Indian

Geoffrey Gurrumul YunupinguGeoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
(musician, singer)

1970 AD

Australian

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

22 January 1897

American

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

24 September 1893

American

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

22 November 1901

Spanish

George ShearingGeorge Shearing
(Composer, Pianist, Jazz musician)

13 August 1919

British

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

14 November 1889

Egyptian

Francesco LandiniFrancesco Landini
(composer, astrologer, musical instrument maker)

1325 AD

Italian

Joseph PlateauJoseph Plateau
(Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist)

14 October 1801

Belgian

Ed WalkerEd Walker

23 April 1932

American