George Everest

1790 - 1866

George Everest

Colonel Sir George Everest CB FRS FRAS FRGS (; 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. After receiving a military education in Marlow, Everest joined the East India Company and arrived in India at the age of 16. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Everest has received more than 509,538 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 8th most popular geographer.

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Among geographers, George Everest ranks 8 out of 58Before him are Strabo, Alexander von Humboldt, Gerardus Mercator, Piri Reis, Muhammad al-Idrisi, and Pausanias. After him are Martin Waldseemüller, Abraham Ortelius, Carl Ritter, Ferdinand von Richthofen, Pomponius Mela, and Wladimir Köppen.

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Among people born in 1790, George Everest ranks 4Before him are Jean-François Champollion, Leopold I of Belgium, and August Ferdinand Möbius. After him are Alphonse de Lamartine, John Tyler, Sunjo of Joseon, Jules Dumont d'Urville, Nicolas Chauvin, John Frederic Daniell, Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden, and Robert Stirling. Among people deceased in 1866, George Everest ranks 2Before him is Bernhard Riemann. After him are Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily, Miguel I of Portugal, Tokugawa Iemochi, Karl Ludwig Hencke, Philipp Franz von Siebold, Hermann Goldschmidt, Adolph Diesterweg, William Whewell, Rikard Nordraak, and Friedrich Rückert.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Everest ranks 219 out of 5,347Before him are Arnold J. Toynbee (1889), Robert Burns (1759), Henry Morton Stanley (1841), Catherine Howard (1523), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), and Alcuin (735). After him are John Deacon (1951), Laurence Olivier (1907), Anthony Giddens (1938), Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545), Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (1947), and Joe Cocker (1944).

Among GEOGRAPHERS In United Kingdom

Among geographers born in United Kingdom, George Everest ranks 1After him are David Harvey (1935), James Lovelock (1919), and John Walter Gregory (1864).