Jacques Balmat

1762 - 1834

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Jacques Balmat (French pronunciation: [ʒak balma]), called Balmat du Mont Blanc (1762–1834) was a mountaineer, a Savoyard mountain guide, born in the Chamonix valley in Savoy, at this time part of the Kingdom of Sardinia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Balmat has received more than 98,755 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Jacques Balmat is the 11th most popular mountaineer (up from 13th in 2019), the 1,398th most popular biography from France (up from 1,575th in 2019) and the most popular French Mountaineer.

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Among mountaineers, Jacques Balmat ranks 11 out of 56Before him are George Mallory, Horace Bénédict de Saussure, Junko Tabei, Jerzy Kukuczka, Edward Whymper, and Hermann Buhl. After him are Walter Bonatti, Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, Achille Compagnoni, Wanda Rutkiewicz, Maurice Herzog, and Matthias Zurbriggen.

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Among people born in 1762, Jacques Balmat ranks 9Before him are Constanze Mozart, André Chénier, Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria, Gia Long, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, and Thomas-Alexandre Dumas. After him are Pierre André Latreille, Theroigne de Mericourt, María Cayetana de Silva, 13th Duchess of Alba, Spencer Perceval, Felice Pasquale Baciocchi, and James Hoban. Among people deceased in 1834, Jacques Balmat ranks 13Before him are Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Alois Senefelder, William Carey, François-Adrien Boieldieu, and Husein Gradaščević. After him are Karl Ludwig Harding, Infanta Maria Francisca of Braganza, Karl Wilhelm Feuerbach, Éleuthère Irénée du Pont, Louis Philippe, Crown Prince of Belgium, and Aleksey Arakcheyev.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jacques Balmat ranks 1,398 out of 6,770Before him are Vincent of Beauvais (1190), Laurent Schwartz (1915), Pauline Félicité de Mailly-Nesle (1712), Renata of Lorraine (1544), Jacques Laffite (1943), and Jean-Luc Nancy (1940). After him are François Joseph Lefebvre (1755), Jean II, Duke of Alençon (1409), Fabien Barthez (1971), Adela of Normandy (1065), Marius Jacob (1879), and Clément Janequin (1485).


Among mountaineers born in France, Jacques Balmat ranks 1After him are Maurice Herzog (1919), Alain Robert (1962), and Lionel Terray (1921).