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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)
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
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’
Ray CharlesSeptember 23, 1930AmericanRay Charles was a popular American singer, songwriter and was the discoverer of soul music
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.
Frank GehryFebruary 28, 1929Canadian, AmericanEphraim Owen Goldberg, better known as Frank Gehry, is one of the most renowned architects in the modern world
Leonhard EulerApril 15, 1707Russian, SwissLeonhard Euler was a Swiss mathematician counted among the greatest mathematicians of all times
Charles F. KetteringAugust 29, 1876AmericanCharles F
Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges was a famous Argentine poet, best known for his magical realism style of writing

ArgentinianAugust 24, 1899144 views

John Milton

John Milton was a very famous English poet, historian as well as a civil servant in the British government

BritishDecember 9, 1608130 views

Homer

Homer was a legendary ancient Greek poet who composed the great epics, the Iliad, and, the Odyssey

Greek800 BC328 views

Helen Keller

Helen 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.

AmericanJune 27, 1880191 views

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play in the Major League Baseball (MLB)

AmericanJanuary 31, 1919282 views

James Joyce

James Joyce was an acclaimed Irish author

IrishFebruary 2, 1882137 views

Gordon Strachan

Gordon Strachan is a Scottish football manager and former player

Frank Gehry

Ephraim Owen Goldberg, better known as Frank Gehry, is one of the most renowned architects in the modern world

CanadianFebruary 28, 1929189 views

David Blunkett

David Blunkett is a British Labour Party politician who became the first blind person to hold a ministerial position in Great Britain

BritishJune 6, 1947206 views