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1670 – 1750: Étienne de Fay: First deaf teacher of the deaf in France

1670 – 1750: Étienne de Fay: First deaf teacher of the deaf in France

Étienne de Fay was born deaf into a noble family, then placed with the monks at the Abbey of St Jean in Amiens.
He studied mechanics and architecture.
Having become an architect, he was in charge of designing new buildings.

From 1720 to 1725, he was the first deaf teacher known in France who taught deaf children, before the Abbé de l'Epée.

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