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Sicard, Roch-Ambroise Cucurron

SICARD, ROCH-AMBROISE CUCURRON (1742-1822), French abbe and instructor of deaf-mutes, was born at Le Fousseret, Haute-Garonne, on the 20th of September 1742. Educated as a priest, he was made principal of a school of deaf-mutes at Bordeaux in 1786, and in 1789, on the death of the Abbe de 1'Epee (see EPEE), succeeded him at Paris. His chief work was his Cours d 'instruction d'un sourd-muet de naissance (1800). See DEAF AND DUMB. The Abbe Sicard managed to escape any serious harm in the political troubles of 1792, and became a member of the Institute in 1795, but the value of his educational work was hardly recognized till shortly before his death at Paris on the loth of May 1822.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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