Jerzy Kukuczka

1948 - 1989

Jerzy Kukuczka

Józef Jerzy Kukuczka (24 March 1948 in Katowice, Poland – 24 October 1989 Lhotse, Nepal) was a Polish alpine and high-altitude climber. Born in Katowice, his family origin is Silesian Goral. On 18 September 1987, he became the second man (after Reinhold Messner), to climb all fourteen eight-thousanders in the world; a feat which took him less than 8 years to accomplish. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jerzy Kukuczka has received more than 295,419 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 10th most popular mountaineer.

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Among mountaineers, Jerzy Kukuczka ranks 10 out of 40Before him are Heinrich Harrer, George Mallory, Hermann Buhl, Horace Bénédict de Saussure, Junko Tabei, and Edward Whymper. After him are Walter Bonatti, Maurice Herzog, Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, Jacques Balmat, Kurt Diemberger, and Achille Compagnoni.

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Among people born in 1948, Jerzy Kukuczka ranks 47Before him are Ian McEwan, Powers Boothe, Sven-Göran Eriksson, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Ray Kurzweil, and Ian Paice. After him are Rudolf Schenker, Alan Parsons, Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, Bille August, Arie Haan, and Tom Wilkinson. Among people deceased in 1989, Jerzy Kukuczka ranks 49Before him are Kōnosuke Matsushita, Princess Deokhye, Michel Aflaq, Valentin Glushko, Bruce Chatwin, and Cornel Wilde. After him are Charles J. Pedersen, John Payne, Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz, Kaoru Ishikawa, Franklin J. Schaffner, and Ahmadou Ahidjo.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Jerzy Kukuczka ranks 229 out of 930Before him are Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1792), Nikolai Myaskovsky (1881), Theresa Kunegunda Sobieska (1676), Ernst Toller (1893), Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg (1767), and Siegbert Tarrasch (1862). After him are Grzegorz Lato (1950), Carl Wernicke (1848), Wanda Landowska (1879), Hans-Jürgen Stumpff (1889), Georg Forster (1754), and Hermann Grassmann (1809).