Jacques Balmat

1762 - 1834

Jacques Balmat

Jacques Balmat, 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. A chamois hunter and collector of crystals, Balmat completed the first ascent of Mont Blanc with physician Michel-Gabriel Paccard on 8 August 1786. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Balmat has received more than 48,838 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 14th most popular mountaineer.

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Among mountaineers, Jacques Balmat ranks 14 out of 40Before him are Junko Tabei, Edward Whymper, Jerzy Kukuczka, Walter Bonatti, Maurice Herzog, and Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi. After him are Kurt Diemberger, Achille Compagnoni, Wanda Rutkiewicz, Matthias Zurbriggen, Lino Lacedelli, and Lionel Terray.

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Among people born in 1762, Jacques Balmat ranks 11Before him are André Chénier, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, Gia Long, Pierre André Latreille, Theroigne de Mericourt, and Thomas-Alexandre Dumas. After him are Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria, Spencer Perceval, Giovanni Aldini, Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine, James Hoban, and Anton Bernolák. Among people deceased in 1834, Jacques Balmat ranks 14Before him are Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, Alois Senefelder, Karl Ludwig Harding, Husein Gradaščević, François-Adrien Boieldieu, and William Carey. After him are Infanta Maria Francisca of Braganza, James Weddell, Giovanni Aldini, Robert Morrison, Aleksey Arakcheyev, and Ludwig Adolf Wilhelm von Lützow.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jacques Balmat ranks 1,511 out of 4,109Before him are Constance of Arles (974), Bernard de Tremelay (1100), Louis, Count of Vendôme (1376), Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier (1705), Théodule-Armand Ribot (1839), and Alcide d'Orbigny (1802). After him are Louis Vuitton (1821), François de Malherbe (1555), Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges (1830), Gustave Charpentier (1860), William Farel (1489), and Gaston Planté (1834).


Among mountaineers born in France, Jacques Balmat ranks 2Before him are Maurice Herzog (1919). After him are Alain Robert (1962).

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