George Everest

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Birthday
4, 1790
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Dec 1, 1866 (76)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
4, 1790
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Dec 1, 1866 (76)

About

Surveyor of India who laid the groundwork for its accurate mapping and had a mountain named in his honor.

Before Fame

After completing a survey of Java, he spent the better part of 25 years surveying the Indian subcontinent.

Trivia

His former house in India has been abandoned, but there were plans to make it a historical monument.

Family Life

He had six children with Emma Wing Everest.

Associated With

Mount Everest, named after George, attracted many adventurous climbers, among them the great Edmund Hillary.