Google Doodle Celebrates 220th Birthday of Deaf French Educator Ferdinand Berthier

There are innumerable people who are curiously taking over the internet to learn who is featured on Google Doodle. Today, Google Doodle is celebrating the birth anniversary of Ferdinand Berthier. Do you know who was Ferdinand Berthier? If not, we are here to inform you who he was. On September 30, 2023, Google Doodle is commemorating the 220th birthday of Ferdinand Berthier. Therefore, his doodle is featured on Google search engine in honor to pay him tribute and commemorate his 220th birth anniversary. After seeing Ferdinand Berthier’s featured doodle on Google search, users have been seeking his details. We have mentioned everything that you need to know about Ferdinand Berthier. Kindly swipe down the page for more details.

Ferdinand Berthier

Who was Ferdinand Berthier?

Ferdinand Berthier was an educator and advocate for Deaf culture and rights, from France. He was a French educator and advocate. As per Google, the French educator was born in Saone-et-Loire, France, on September 30, 1803. History says Ferdinand Berthier was one of the key activists for Deaf culture and rights in France. Notably, Berthier started attending the National Institute for the Deaf located in Paris at the age of 8. Shift to the next section and unfold more details about him.

It is said that his parents wanted him to learn basic vocational and literacy education and become a tradesman but Ferdinand Berthier drew inspiration from his teachers to become an educator. He thrived a lot to be an educator eventually he grew up as an educator for Deaf culture and rights. After finishing his school, Ferdinand Berthier went on to teach at his school. By the age of 27, he established himself at the National Institute for the Deaf as one of the most senior educators. Kindly note that Ferdinand Berthier organized 1 silent banquet for Deaf Frenchmen in 1834. Later the annual event was also attended by women, government officials, and journalists.

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Berthier petitioned the French government to create an organization titled “Société Centrale des Sourds-muets” to represent the Deaf community’s interests. However, he was successful in creating the organization. Later he also made it a global organization. In 1849, Berthier became with the France’s highest honor, Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur. In fact, he was the 1st Deaf person to be conferred with the Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur. Being an author, he published books about the history of sign language. He used to reference sign-language poets as authors in his books. Stay tuned.

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