There was an intelligence in the winds of the hills and in the solemn stillness of the buried foliage that could not be misleading. It entered into my heart and I could have wept, not that I did not see, but that I could not portray all I felt.
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|Birth:||15th October, 1786|
|Death:||29th July, 1857|
|Profession:||Author, Traveler, Volunteer|
James Holman, known as the "Blind Traveller" was born in Exeter, England. He was a British traveler, author and Volunteer, best known for his writings on his extensive travels. Completely blind and suffering from debilitating pain and limited mobility, he undertook a series of solo journeys that were unprecedented both in their extent of geography and method of "human echolocation". He studied at the University of Edinburgh. He entered the British Royal Navy in 1798 as first-class volunteer, and was appointed lieutenant in April 1807. In 1832, he became the first blind person to circumnavigate the globe. He was published in four volumes in 1834-1835, under the title of A Voyage Round the World, including Travels in Africa, Asia, Australasia, America, etc., from 1827 to 1832.
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