Mount Everest Facts: Who is Sir George Everest
This post is about facts about Mount Everest in terms of Naming of Mount Everest and Who is Sir George Everest. Mount Everest is the highest mount in the earth. Everest. Its peak rises to 8,848 m (29,028 ft 9 in) – the highest point in the world. But it’s turn to know everybody about that Naming of Mount Everest and Who is Sir George Everest.
In 1865, Royal Geographical Society gave mountain name as ‘Everest’, official English name in the recommendation of Andrew Scott Waugh. In 1865, Mount Everest was named in his honour despite his objections by the Royal Geographical Society. This enormous peak was surveyed by Everest’s successor, Andrew Scott Waugh, in his role as the Surveyor-General of India.
As we know that the Royal Geographical Society is a distinguished British learned society founded in 1830 for the advancement of geographical sciences.
Colonel Sir George Everest was a Welsh surveyor and geographer. Sir George Everest is from UK and Surveyor General of India from 1830 to 1843. Sir George Everest was largely responsible for completing the section of the Great Trigonometric Survey of India along the meridian arc from southern India extending north to Nepal, a distance of about 2,400 kilometres (1,500 mi). This survey was started by William Lambton in 1806 and it lasted for several decades. He pronounced his name ‘Eve-rest’ as opposed to ‘Ever-est’. He was Born in July 4, 1790, Crickhowell, United Kingdom and Died in December 1, 1866, London, United Kingdom.