Laura Bridgman |

Laura Bridgman |

Name Laura Bridgman
Date of Birth 1829-12-21
Place of Birth New Hampshire
Age 59 yrs
Death Date 1889-05-24
Birth Sign Sagittarius

About Laura Bridgman

American woman who is notable for being considered the first deaf-blind child in American history to received meaningful formal education in the English language. She became world-famous after Charles Dickens wrote glowingly about her in his 1842 book American Notes.

Early Life Experience of Laura Bridgman

She was left deaf and blind after contracting scarlet fever at the age of two. She was first taught to use sign language by family friend Asa Tenney.

Trivia Info

In her later years, she taught young blind girls how to sew at the Perkins School.

Family Life and Relationship

She had sisters named Mary and Collina as well as a brother named Addison.

Close Associates

She received her education fifty years before Helen Keller.

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