Edmund Hillary
explorer, activist, knighted

Real/Birth Name:
Edmund Percival Hillary
Also Known As:
Sir Edmund Hillary
Gender:
Male
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Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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Brief Facts:

First to climb Mt. Everest, with Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay as guide. Also explored for source of the Yangtze River. Works to support the Sherpa guides. Created a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) on 16 July 1953; a member of the Order of New Zealand (ONZ) in 1987; and a Knight of the Order of the Garter (KG) on 23 April 1995.
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