4 July 1790: Birth of George Everest, British Surveyor

George Everest, the eldest son and third of six children of William and Lucetta Everest, was born on 4 July 1790 in Greenwich. After an education at the Royal Military College, Marlow, and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, Everest joined the East India Company in 1806, serving in the Bengal artillery as a second lieutenant. Read the full biography page of George Everest.

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