Maurice Herzog, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Maurice Herzog

French mountaineer and politician

Date of Birth: 15-Jan-1919

Place of Birth: Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Date of Death: 13-Dec-2012

Profession: politician, mountaineer, explorer, French Resistance fighter

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Maurice Herzog

  • Maurice 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.
  • Upon his return, he wrote a best-selling book about the expedition.

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