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Sir Edmund Hillary

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Birthday
20, 1919
Birthplace
Auckland, New Zealand
Death Date
Jan 11, 2008 (88)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
20, 1919
Birthplace
Auckland, New Zealand
Death Date
Jan 11, 2008 (88)

About

Adventurer and philanthropist who became one of the first people to reach the top of Everest with the help of his guide, Tensing Norgay.

Before Fame

He became a beekeeper during the summer so as to keep himself available to climb in the winter.

Trivia

His adventures led to him being named one of the most influential people by Time Magazine of the 20th century.

Family Life

He had three children with Louise Mary Rose before her death. He later married June Mulgrew.

Associated With

Hillary Clinton claimed she was named after him.