Homer (Unknown): A legendary epic poet from ancient Greece who is traditionally considered the author of the epic poems Iliad and Odyssey. It is also said that he was blind. Ancient Greeks generally believed that Homer was a historical figure, but modern scholars are skeptical because no reliable biographical information from classical antiquity has been transmitted, and the poems themselves obviously represent the culmination of several centuries of oral narration and a well-developed system of poetic composition “formula.” The date of Homer`s existence has been disputed in ancient times and is no less so today. Herodotus said that Homer lived 400 years before his time, which would place him around 850 BC. J.-C.; but other ancient sources have given dates much closer to the presumed time of the Trojan War (1194 – 1184 BC). The formative influence of Homer`s works on the formation and influence of the overall development of Greek culture was recognized by many Greeks themselves, who regarded him as their teacher. Michael meets Maggie a year later at the courthouse and discovers that she is pregnant. He leaves his girlfriend Sally Sitwell because he thinks the child belongs to him, although Maggie tells him it`s certainly not his. Tobias and Lindsay break into Maggie`s house to prove or disprove Maggie`s pregnancy. They find a pregnancy costume and call Michael, who rejects Maggie. Lindsay calls again and tells Michael that Maggie is definitely pregnant after collecting urine from her toilet.
(“Outside on a member”) Maggie Lizer is a Newport Beach defender who was known to be blind. Although she had sight, Maggie found that blind action helped her cheat on her Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and continued the ruse as it helped her get a cheap pizza and win juries. She even had a sighted guide dog named Justice that she could actually use, but the dog itself was legally blind. (“Justice is blind”) Thomas Rhodes Armitage (2 April 1824 † – 23 October 1890) was a British physician and founder of the Royal National Institute of Blind People. He was born in Sussex into a family of wealthy Yorkshire industrialists. He grew up in Avranches in France and frankfurt and Offenbach in Germany. He attended the Sorbonne and King`s College London. He became a doctor and practiced at the Marylebone dispensary, during the Crimean War and as a private consultant in London. He was forced to abandon his medical career due to deteriorating vision and eventually become blind. Armitage decided to make literature available to the blind through relief writing.
He founded the British and Foreign Society for Improving the Embossed Literature of the Blind, later the British and Foreign Blind Association for Promoting the Education and Employment of the Blind, and (after his death) the National Institute for the Blind. This group decided to adopt Louis Braille`s system, and Armitage worked tirelessly for the introduction of Braille. Michael confesses his true identity to Maggie, but she tells him she already knew and just put him to the test. Since it is impossible for them to say goodbye, they sleep together one last time. George Bluth sends G.O.B. (who sends Tobias) to break into Maggie`s house and steal evidence, but he is thwarted by Maggie`s presence and accidentally sprays perfume in her eyes. Michael discovers that Maggie is not really blind by walking Justice (who is actually blind) and trying to reveal it to the court when he throws a Bible in her face. Blinded by the perfume, the book hits Maggie in the face. After the court break, the two apologize for their deception and sleep together one last time. (“Justice is blind”) Al Hibbler (August 16, 1915 † April 24, 2001) was an American singer.
He is best known for his one-million-copy recording of “Unchained Melody” (1955). He gained national notoriety in the United States in the mid-1940s with the Ellington Orchestra and built a remarkable career that included continued involvement with jazz musicians. Born Albert George Hibbler in Tyro, Mississippi, he was blind from birth. Hibbler attended a school for the blind in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he joined the school`s choir. He won an amateur talent contest in Memphis, Tennessee, where he first worked with local bands and formed his own band. He died in Chicago in 2001 at the age of 85. He left behind a sister and a brother. Hibbler has a star at 1650 Vine Street on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Louis Braille (January 4, 1809 – January 6, 1852): Louis Braille became blind after accidentally stabbing himself in the eye with his father`s hallmark. Later, he became an inventor and designer of Braille, which allows blind people to read by feeling a series of organized bumps representing letters. This concept has been beneficial for all blind people around the world and is still widely used today. Without Louis Braille`s blindness, he might not have invented this method of reading, and no other blind person would have been able to appreciate a story or understand important written documents.
Claude Monet (November 14, 1840 – December 5, 1926): Also known as Oscar-Claude Monet or Claude Oscar Monet, he is one of the founders of French Impressionist painting and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the philosophy of movement to express his perceptions before nature, especially with regard to outdoor landscape painting. The term “Impressionism” is derived from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise. His popularity and fame grew, and by 1907 he had painted many well-known paintings, but by this time he had “his first vision problem.” He began to become blind. He was still painting, even though his eyes were getting worse. He didn`t stop painting until he was almost blind. In the last decade of his life, Monet painted, almost blindly, a group of large water lily paintings for the Musée de l`Orangerie (Art Gallery of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings at Place de la Concorde, Paris) in Paris. Harriet Tubman (c. 1820 – March 10, 1913): Harriet Tubman was a slave throughout her youth and was treated like an animal until she finally escaped captivity. She was an abolitionist, aid worker, and Union spy during the American Civil War. When she arrived in Canada, she did not stay to enjoy her freedom. She returned home and brought hundreds of black slaves to safety and saved them from slavery by fleeing to the Underground Railroad of the time.
After a serious head injury, which a slave owner had inflicted on her before fleeing, she suffered visual disturbances and convulsions. This did not stop them from putting aside their fears and continuing to fight for the freedom of their people. On July 20, 2011, Goudeau, along with his accomplices Jeremy Goudeu and Keyron Elmore, allegedly broke into the motel room of Juan Sustiata, a 73-year-old pipefitter, in Port Arthur, Texas, and continued to beat and stab him before stealing his coin collection and debit card. Later that day, Donna Goudeau was arrested and maintained her innocence while being filmed by local news channel KBTV, claiming she was “blind” and could not have driven the getaway car. As she sits in the police car, she shatters the phrase “Pimp squad baby, for life” (see below). Matilda Ann Aston (11 December 1873 – 1 December 1873 – 1 December 1873) November 1947): Better known as Tilly Aston, she was a blind Australian writer and teacher who founded the Victorian Association of Braille Writers and later the Association for the Advancement of the Blind, with herself as secretary. He is known for his achievements in promoting the rights of the visually impaired. Aston was also a prolific writer, particularly of prose poems and sketches, although her writing was often interrupted by her teaching and other activities. Leonhard Euler (15 April 1707 † – 18 September 1783) was a Swiss mathematician and physicist who spent most of his life in Russia and Germany. Euler made important discoveries in fields as diverse as calculus and graph theory. He also introduced much of modern mathematical terminology and notation, especially for mathematical analysis, such as: the concept of mathematical function.