Famous People With Blind - Celebrities have Blind

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.

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

The Most Famous People With Blind

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Homer800 BCGreekHomer was a legendary ancient Greek poet who composed the great epics, the Iliad, and, the Odyssey
Stevie WonderMay 13, 1950AmericanStevie Wonder is an American musician, singer and songwriter, considered to be one of the most creative musical performers of the 20th century
Jackie RobinsonJanuary 31, 1919AmericanJackie Robinson was the first African-American to play in the Major League Baseball (MLB)
Thom YorkeOctober 7, 1968BritishOne of the most versatile musicians, Thom Yorke is best-known as the lead vocalist and chief songwriter of the rock band, ‘Radiohead’
Frank GehryFebruary 28, 1929Canadian, AmericanEphraim Owen Goldberg, better known as Frank Gehry, is one of the most renowned architects in the modern world
David BlunkettJune 6, 1947BritishDavid Blunkett is a British Labour Party politician who became the first blind person to hold a ministerial position in Great Britain
Charles F. KetteringAugust 29, 1876AmericanCharles F
Alfred NoyesSeptember 16, 1880BritishAlfred Noyes was an English author, notably known for his ballads ‘The Highwayman’ and ‘The Barrel-Organ’
Helen KellerJune 27, 1880AmericanHelen Keller was the very first (read historical) deaf and blind person to attain a Bachelor of Arts degree and make her own mark as a writer and orator.
Ray CharlesSeptember 23, 1930AmericanRay Charles was a popular American singer, songwriter and was the discoverer of soul music

Gustaf Dalén

Gustaf Dalén was a Swedish Nobel Laureate who invented automatic regulators, AGA cooker and the Dalén light

SwedishNovember 30, 1869150 views

Eratosthenes

Eratosthenes was a famous Greek philosopher, mathematician and geographer who is credited for the measurement of earth’s circumference

Greek110 views

Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli is an Italian tenor and singer credited to have brought classical music to the top of international pop charts

ItalianSeptember 22, 1958116 views

Leonhard Euler

Leonhard Euler was a Swiss mathematician counted among the greatest mathematicians of all times

RussianApril 15, 1707145 views

Ray Charles

Ray Charles was a popular American singer, songwriter and was the discoverer of soul music

AmericanSeptember 23, 1930163 views

Alfred Noyes

Alfred Noyes was an English author, notably known for his ballads ‘The Highwayman’ and ‘The Barrel-Organ’

BritishSeptember 16, 1880169 views

Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; he succeeded Tony Blair

BritishFebruary 20, 1951156 views

Alberto Santos Dumont

Alberto Santos Dumont was a Brazilian aviation pioneer who designed, built, and flew the first practical dirigible

BrazilianJuly 20, 1873135 views

Thom Yorke

One of the most versatile musicians, Thom Yorke is best-known as the lead vocalist and chief songwriter of the rock band, ‘Radiohead’

BritishOctober 7, 1968195 views

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder is an American musician, singer and songwriter, considered to be one of the most creative musical performers of the 20th century

AmericanMay 13, 1950281 views