Edmund Hillary

1919 - 2008

Edmund Hillary

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary (20 July 1919 – 11 January 2008) was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953, Hillary and 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edmund Hillary has received more than 4,148,699 page views. His biography is available in 112 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular mountaineer.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 112

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.13

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.15

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among mountaineers, Edmund Hillary ranks 1 out of 40After him are Tenzing Norgay, Reinhold Messner, Heinrich Harrer, George Mallory, Hermann Buhl, Horace Bénédict de Saussure, Junko Tabei, Edward Whymper, Jerzy Kukuczka, Walter Bonatti, and Maurice Herzog.

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Among people born in 1919, Edmund Hillary ranks 4Before him are Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Eva Perón, and Mikhail Kalashnikov. After him are Doris Lessing, J. D. Salinger, Primo Levi, Desmond Doss, Zhao Ziyang, Giulio Andreotti, Fausto Coppi, and Nat King Cole. Among people deceased in 2008, Edmund Hillary ranks 3Before him are Yves Saint Laurent and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. After him are Paul Newman, Bobby Fischer, Arthur C. Clarke, Albert Hofmann, Irena Sendler, Charlton Heston, Suharto, Samuel P. Huntington, and Chinghiz Aitmatov.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Edmund Hillary ranks 2 out of 145Before him are Ernest Rutherford (1871). After him are Russell Crowe (1964), Maurice Wilkins (1916), Bruce McLaren (1937), Peter Jackson (1961), Katherine Mansfield (1888), Denny Hulme (1936), Alan MacDiarmid (1927), Kiri Te Kanawa (1944), Burt Munro (1899), and Martin Campbell (1943).

Among MOUNTAINEERS In New Zealand

Among mountaineers born in New Zealand, Edmund Hillary ranks 1After him are Rob Hall (1961).

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