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Maurice Herzog
Birth: Jan. 15, 1919
Departement du Rhône
Rhône-Alpes, France
Death: Dec. 14, 2012
Neuilly-sur-Seine
Departement des Hauts-de-Seine
Île-de-France, France

Legendary French alpinist. Known for having been the first man to climb a Himalayan peak higher than the 8000 meters. On 3 June 1950, he was the expedition leader of a team of professional climbers when, after a series of attempts in extreme weather conditions, reached the summit of Annapurna in the Himalayas. To commemorate this epic adventure he wrote and published three books become best sellers of mountain literature. Graduated at the Ecole des hautes etudes commerciales, Maurice Herzog was also a politician and has held prestigious positions, including Minister of Sport French, Mayor of Chamonix as well as having been a member of the Comité International Olympique. He died because of natural causes at his home near Paris. (bio by: Lucy Caldarelli) 
 
Burial:
Cimetiere Biollay de Chamonix-Mont Blanc
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Departement de la Haute-Savoie
Rhône-Alpes, France
Plot: specifically Chamonix-Mont Blanc
 
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Originally Created by: Lucy Caldarelli
Record added: Jan 21, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103871187
Maurice Herzog
Added by: Lucy Caldarelli
 
Maurice Herzog
Added by: Lucy Caldarelli
 
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Jul. 23, 2013
Remembering you today, Maurice...
- Mary
 Added: May. 24, 2013

- Sharon
 Added: Mar. 2, 2013
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