Louis Lachenal

1921 - 1955

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Louis Lachenal (17 July 1921 – 25 November 1955), a French climber born in Annecy, Haute-Savoie, was one of the first two mountaineers to climb a summit of more than 8,000 meters. On 3 June 1950 on the 1950 French Annapurna expedition, along with Maurice Herzog, he reached the summit of Annapurna I in Nepal at a height of 8,091 m (26,545 ft). Previously he had made the second ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in 1947, with Lionel Terray. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Lachenal has received more than 87,890 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Louis Lachenal is the 8,651st most popular politician (up from 9,080th in 2019), the 2,597th most popular biography from France (up from 2,723rd in 2019) and the 607th most popular French Politician.

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Among politicians, Louis Lachenal ranks 8,651 out of 19,576Before her are Karen Demirchyan, Nikolaos Plastiras, Andrés de Santa Cruz, Alfredo Oscar Saint Jean, Bolesław II the Horned, and Mariano Arista. After her are Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud, John, Constable of Portugal, Xavier Bettel, Sayf al-Dawla, Lulach, and John II, Duke of Brittany.

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Among people born in 1921, Louis Lachenal ranks 146Before her are Georgy Beregovoy, P. V. Narasimha Rao, Giovanni Benelli, Angelo Dundee, Robert Brown, and Paddy Roy Bates. After her are Francisco Morales Bermúdez, Hans Robert Jauss, Ezzard Charles, Georges Wilson, Abe Vigoda, and Esther Williams. Among people deceased in 1955, Louis Lachenal ranks 65Before her are Kim Seong-su, Alexandrina of Balazar, Reiner Stahel, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Luis Otero, and Cy Young. After her are Emma Jung, Antanas Merkys, Edward Kasner, Robert W. Wood, Léon Werth, and Isak Samokovlija.

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Among people born in France, Louis Lachenal ranks 2,597 out of 6,770Before her are Charles Diehl (1859), François-Xavier Ortoli (1925), Philip of Milly (1120), Louise Bénédicte de Bourbon (1676), Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau (1715), and Jamel Debbouze (1975). After her are Louis Camille Maillard (1878), Margaret of Foix (1453), Aristide Bruant (1851), Henri Pescarolo (1942), Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen-Trémarec (1734), and Émile Baudot (1845).


Among politicians born in France, Louis Lachenal ranks 607Before her are Carlo Andrea Pozzo di Borgo (1764), Émile Ollivier (1825), Henry II, Duke of Guise (1614), François-Xavier Ortoli (1925), Philip of Milly (1120), and Louise Bénédicte de Bourbon (1676). After her are Margaret of Foix (1453), Juliette Drouet (1806), Bonne of Artois (1396), Louis, Duke of Montpensier (1513), Jacques-François Menou (1750), and Christian Metz (1931).