DEAD: ON THIS DATE
-British surveyor and geodesist
Colonel Sir George Everest (4 July 1790 – 1 December 1866) was a British surveyor and geographer who served as Surveyor General of India from 1830 to 1843. He is best known for having Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth, named in his honour.
DEATH: He died at his home in Hyde Park Gardens on 1 December 1866, and was buried in St Andrew’s Church, Hove, near Brighton.