Louis Braille is now connected to the big tree

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At last! Louis Braille, inventor of the Braille system of reading and writing for the blind, has long had a profile on WikiTree, but he was not connected in spite of a rather full set of ancestors.

The breakthrough came after reading an obituary of Jean Panhard, late director of the Panhard firm. I had known for some time that the Panhard family (of the Panhard & Levassor automobiles) were distant cousins of Louis Braille, but had put off working on them. But Jean Panhard's obituary mentioned that he was married to Jeanne Chodron de Courcel, who, with such a name, was sure to be related to Bernadette Chirac (she is her aunt).

The first common ancestor of Louis Braille and Jean Panhard is Pierre Braille (1667-1727), Louis's great-great-grandfather, and the great-grandfather of Geneviève Adélaïde Braille, great-grandmother of René Panhard, co-founder of Panhard & Levassor, and 3xg grandmother of Jean Panhard.

WikiTree profile: Louis Braille
in The Tree House by Isabelle Martin G2G6 Pilot (566k points)
Congrats Isabelle! :)
Félicitations Isabelle!  C'est un bel accomplissement :)
Great job!

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Congratulations Isabelle, Job well done. Always something to celebrate when one gets connected to their ancestors and WikiTree!!
by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (2.7m points)
selected by Laura Bozzay

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