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Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen

Godwin-Austen, Henry Haversham (härˈshəm, hăvˈərshəm) [key], 1834–1923, English topographer and geologist. An officer in the British army (1851–77), he was assigned to several government surveys in N India, especially in the Himalayas. He explored and surveyed the region of the Karakorum around K2, which is also known as Mt. Godwin-Austen for him.

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