Famous Blind People

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 2 Helen Keller

Helen Keller.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 27, 1880
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States
Died: June 1, 1968

 3 Homer

Homer.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Greek author
Birthdate: 0800 BC
Birthplace: Greece
Died: 0701 BC

 4 Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional baseball player
Birthdate: January 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cairo, Georgia, United States
Died: October 24, 1972
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 5 Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 22, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lajatico, Italy
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 6 Ray Charles

Ray Charles.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter & Musician
Birthdate: September 23, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States
Died: June 10, 2004
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 7 James Joyce

James Joyce.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 2, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rathgar, Dublin
Died: January 13, 1941
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 8 John Milton

John Milton.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Polemicist, and Civil Servant for the Commonwealth of England.
Birthdate: December 9, 1608
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cheapside, City of London, United Kingdom
Died: November 8, 1674

 9 Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: October 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wellingborough
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 10 Leonhard Euler

Leonhard Euler.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician, Physicist
Birthdate: April 15, 1707
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Basel
Died: September 18, 1783
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 11 Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet & Short Story Writer
Birthdate: August 24, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: June 14, 1986

 12 Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry.
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: February 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 13 Eratosthenes

Eratosthenes.
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: 0276 BC
Birthplace: Cyrene, Greece
Died: 0195 BC

 14 José Feliciano

José Feliciano
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician, Singer, Composer, Guitarist, Jazz guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: September 10, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lares, Puerto Rico
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 15 Louis Brandeis

Louis Brandeis.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Former Lawyer & US Supreme Court Associate Justice
Birthdate: November 13, 1856
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: October 5, 1941

 16 Gordon Strachan

Gordon Strachan.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Scottish football manager
Birthdate: February 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 17 Joseph Plateau

Joseph Plateau
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist
Birthdate: October 14, 1801
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brussels
Died: September 15, 1883

 18 Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 20, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Govan
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 19 Alberto Santos Dumont

Alberto Santos Dumont.
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Famous As: Brazilian aviator
Birthdate: July 20, 1873
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santos Dumont
Died: July 23, 1932

 20 Fanny Crosby

Fanny Crosby
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 24, 1820
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brewster, New York, United States
Died: February 12, 1915

 21 Ravindra Jain

Ravindra Jain
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician, Composer
Birthdate: February 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aligarh
Died: October 9, 2015

 22 Doc Watson

Doc Watson
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Street artist, Banjoist, Musician, Singer
Birthdate: March 3, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Deep Gap, North Carolina
Died: May 29, 2012

 23 Surdas

Surdas
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: poet
Birthdate: 1478 AD
Birthplace: India
Died: 1583 AD

 24 David Blunkett

David Blunkett.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former British Home Secretary
Birthdate: June 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sheffield, England

 25 Blind Willie Johnson

Blind Willie Johnson
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician, Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: January 22, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pendleton, Texas
Died: September 18, 1945

 26 Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: musician, singer
Birthdate: 1970 AD
Birthplace: Elcho Island

 27 Suzanne Lenglen

Suzanne Lenglen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: May 24, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: 16th arrondissement of Paris, Paris, France
Died: July 4, 1938
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 28 Blind Lemon Jefferson

Blind Lemon Jefferson
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Street artist, Singer
Birthdate: September 24, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Coutchman
Died: December 19, 1929

 29 Mikhail Botvinnik

Mikhail Botvinnik
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: August 17, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Repino, Russia
Died: May 5, 1995

 30 Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom

Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: November 3, 1777
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buckingham House, London, England
Died: May 27, 1848

 31 Charles F. Kettering

Charles F. Kettering.
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Famous As: Inventor, Engineer & Businessman
Birthdate: August 29, 1876
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Loudonville, Ohio
Died: November 25, 1958

 32 Joaquín Rodrigo

Joaquín Rodrigo
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer, Choreographer, Pianist, Educationist, Musicologist
Birthdate: November 22, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sagunto
Died: July 6, 1999

 33 Taha Hussein

Taha Hussein
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: linguist, historian, translator, writer, literary critic, university teacher
Birthdate: November 14, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Minya Governorate
Died: October 28, 1973

 34 Alfred Noyes

Alfred Noyes.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 16, 1880
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wolverhampton
Died: June 28, 1958

 35 Sam Langford

Sam Langford
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: March 4, 1883
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Weymouth Falls, Canada
Died: January 12, 1956
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 36 George Shearing

George Shearing
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer, Pianist, Jazz musician
Birthdate: August 13, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London
Died: February 14, 2011

 37 Laura Bridgman

Laura Bridgman
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: December 21, 1829
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hanover, New Hampshire,United States
Died: May 24, 1889

 38 Vasily II of Moscow

Vasily II of Moscow
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Famous As: Prince of Moscow
Birthdate: March 10, 1415
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Grand Duchy of Moscow
Died: March 27, 1462

 39 Lev Pontryagin

Lev Pontryagin
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: September 3, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: May 3, 1988

 40 Thurlow Weed

Thurlow Weed
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 15, 1797
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Greene County, New York, United States
Died: November 22, 1882

 41 Gustaf Dalén

Gustaf Dalén .
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Famous As: Inventor of Automatic Regulators, AGA Cookers, Dalen Light
Birthdate: November 30, 1869
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stenstorp, Västergötland, Sweden
Died: December 9, 1937

 42 Antoine-Augustin Cournot

Antoine-Augustin Cournot
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: August 28, 1801
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gray, France
Died: March 31, 1877

 43 Maria Theresia von Paradis

Maria Theresia von Paradis
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 15, 1759
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 1, 1824

 44 Lennie Tristano

Lennie Tristano
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Jazz Pianist
Birthdate: March 19, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: November 18, 1978

 45 Carleton Watkins

Carleton Watkins
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: November 11, 1829
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oneonta, New York, United States
Died: June 23, 1916

 46 John Fielding

John Fielding
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Magistrate
Birthdate: September 16, 1721
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Abergavenny, Wales
Died: September 4, 1780

 47 Magnus IV of Norway

Magnus IV of Norway
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1115 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: November 12, 1139

 48 Christoph Graupner

Christoph Graupner
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Harpsichordist
Birthdate: January 13, 1683
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kirchberg, Germany
Died: May 10, 1760

 49 Antonio de Cabezón

Antonio de Cabezón
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: March 30, 1510
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Castrillo Mota de Judíos, Spain
Died: March 26, 1566

 50 Gilbert of Sempringham

Gilbert of Sempringham
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 1083 AD
Birthplace: Sempringham, England
Died: February 4, 1189