Hillary, Edmund, 1919-2008

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Dates:
Birth 1919-07-20
Death 2008-01-11
NZ
English

Biographical notes:

Edmund Hillary (b. July 20, 1919, Auckland, NZ–d. January 11, 2008, Auckland, NZ) was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist. On May 29, 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. They were part of the ninth British expedition to Everest, led by John Hunt.

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http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6184rh7
Ark ID:
w6184rh7
SNAC ID:
53192612

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Places:

  • Auckland, E7, NZ
  • Auckland, E7, NZ