Blind American Hymn Writer
1820 – 1915 A.D.
Fanny Crosby, a blind American hymn-writer. She lost her eye-sight when an infant six years old, and after attending the Institution for the Blind, in New York City, for nine years, she became instructor in Greek and Roman history and in various other branches at that institution, until her marriage to Alexander Van Alstyne in 1858.
She wrote in all more than six thousand hymns, many of which are well known.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.