Friedrich Parrot

Friedrich Parrot (1792-1841) was a Baltic German naturalist and explorer. An avid mountain climber, he is considered to be the father of Russian and Estonian mountaineering. His most famous ascent was in 1829, when he climbed Mount Ararat with the future Armenian writer, Khachatur Abovian. Parrot was the son of Georg Friedrich Parrot, a reform-minded educator, friend of Tsar Alexander I, and the first rector of the University of Dorpat (now Tartu, Estonia).
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