Deaf History 1700 - 1800. Joshua Windes Shaiquiar Smith. 1750. 25% of the residents at Martha’s Vineyard were deaf. . 1755 . Samuel Heinicke established the first oral school for the deaf in Germany. 1760. Charles Michel de l’Epee founded the first free school for the deaf in France.
Charles Green of Boston became one of the earliest deaf Americans to receive formal education overseas in Scotland.