Sir Edmund Percival Hillary

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Edmund Percival Hillary

Also Known As: "Sir Edmund Percival Hillary", "KG", "ONZ", "KBE"
Birthplace: Tuakau, Waikato, New Zealand
Death: Died in Auckland, New Zealand
Cause of death: Myocardial Infarction
Immediate Family:

Son of Percival Augustus Hillary and Gertrude Clark
Husband of Louise Mary Hillary
Father of <private> Hillary; <private> Hillary and Belinda Hillary
Brother of <private> Hillary and Rex Hillary

Occupation: Famous adventurer and mountaineer
Managed by: Judith Nathan Elam
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About Sir Edmund Percival Hillary

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary

  • Born: 20 July 1919 Auckland, New Zealand
  • Died: 11 January 2008 (aged 88) Auckland, New Zealand
  • Cause of death: Myocardial infarction
  • Spouse(s) Louise Mary Rose (m. 1953–1975) June Mulgrew, QSM (1989–2008)
  • Children Peter (b.1954), Sarah (b.1955), Belinda (1959–1975)
  • Parents Percival Augustus Hillary and Gertrude Clark

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary, KG, ONZ, KBE was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953 at the age of 33, he and Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers known to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. They were part of the ninth British expedition to Everest, led by John Hunt. He was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.

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Sir Edmund Percival Hillary's Timeline

July 20, 1919
Tuakau, Waikato, New Zealand
Age 39
January 11, 2008
Age 88
Auckland, New Zealand