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Everest, Sir George

Everest, Sir George ĕv´ərəst [key], 1790–1866, British surveyor, b. Breconshire, Wales. He worked on the trigonometrical survey of India from 1806 to 1843. He became superintendent of the survey in 1823 and surveyor general of India in 1830 Mt. Everest is named for him. He was knighted in 1861.

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