Jean Massieu

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Jean Massieu
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Teacher, School founder
Born 1772
Semens, France
Died July 21, 1846

Jean Massieu (1772 – July 21, 1846) was a pioneering Deaf educator, having been born Deaf, and having five other Deaf siblings. He taught at the famous school for the Deaf in Paris where Laurent Clerc was one of his students. Later he founded a Deaf school in Lille, France.

Quotes attributed to him[edit]

  • "Let the Englishman have his coffee, and let me have my ham."—Jean Massieu
  • "Gratitude is the memory of the heart", which has become a proverb in the French language.

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