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Johann Coaz

Swiss forester and mountain climber

Died when: 96 years 79 days (1154 months)
Star Sign: Gemini


Johann Coaz

Johann Wilhelm Fortunat Coaz (31 May 1822 – 18 August 1918) was a Swiss forester, topographer and mountaineer from Graubünden.In 1850 he made the first ascent of Piz Bernina, the highest mountain in the Eastern Alps.

He also gave Piz Bernina its name, after the eponymous pass.

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