WTF Fun Fact – Barbier’s Night Writing

Braille was originally known as “night writing” and invented in the early 1800’s by Charles Barbier of Napoleon’s French Army after soldiers were being killed because they used lamps after dark to read combat messages. An 11-year-old Louis Braille later simplified it into what we use today. – WTF Fun Facts

Source: https://brailleworks.com/braille-resources/history-of-braille/

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