Surveyor of India who laid the groundwork for its accurate mapping and had a mountain named in his honor.
After completing a survey of Java, he spent the better part of 25 years surveying the Indian subcontinent.
His former house in India has been abandoned, but there were plans to make it a historical monument.
He had six children with Emma Wing Everest.
Mount Everest, named after George, attracted many adventurous climbers, among them the great Edmund Hillary.