Maurice Herzog

1919 - 2012

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Maurice André Raymond Herzog (15 January 1919 – 13 December 2012) was a French mountaineer and administrator who was born in Lyon, France. He led the 1950 French Annapurna expedition that first climbed a peak over 8000m, Annapurna, in 1950, and reached the summit with Louis Lachenal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maurice Herzog has received more than 143,442 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Maurice Herzog is the 13th most popular mountaineer (down from 12th in 2019), the 1,712th most popular biography from France (down from 1,462nd in 2019) and the most popular French Mountaineer.

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Among mountaineers, Maurice Herzog ranks 13 out of 44. Before him are Junko Tabei, Hermann Buhl, Edward Whymper, Walter Bonatti, Jerzy Kukuczka, and Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi. After him are Jacques Balmat, Achille Compagnoni, Wanda Rutkiewicz, Kurt Diemberger, Matthias Zurbriggen, and John Muir.

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Among people born in 1919, Maurice Herzog ranks 63Before him are César Manrique, Ashraf Pahlavi, Mieczysław Weinberg, Mohamed Boudiaf, Ryszard Kaczorowski, and Licio Gelli. After him are Ernst Barkmann, Charles Sweeney, Wolfgang Wagner, Mad Mike Hoare, William Lipscomb, and René Barrientos. Among people deceased in 2012, Maurice Herzog ranks 77Before him are Hans Werner Henze, Teófilo Stevenson, Chaleo Yoovidhya, Griselda Blanco, Carl Johan Bernadotte, and Tonino Guerra. After him are Galina Vishnevskaya, Omar Suleiman, Santiago Carrillo, Andy Williams, Maurice André, and Meles Zenawi.

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Among people born in France, Maurice Herzog ranks 1,712 out of 5,234. Before him are Anne de Pisseleu d'Heilly (1508), Henri de Lubac (1896), Charles Fabry (1867), Philip of Milly (1120), Theobald V, Count of Blois (1130), and Pierre Balmain (1914). After him are François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois (1641), Georges Guynemer (1894), Charles, Duke of Brittany (1319), Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689), Alphonse Allais (1854), and Florestan I, Prince of Monaco (1785).


Among mountaineers born in France, Maurice Herzog ranks 1After him are Jacques Balmat (1762), Lionel Terray (1921), and Alain Robert (1962).