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The legendary surveyor and geographer after whom Mount Everest is named dies at his home in London

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12/01/1866

Colonel Sir George Everest, the famous Indian Army surveyor and geographer died at his home in Hyde Park Gardens, London, aged seventy-six.  He had for decades mapped the Indian sub-continent, completing the massive survey begun earlier at the start of the century and receiving a knighthood in 1861.  In 1865, the world's highest mountain had been named in his honor.  (By John Osborne)   

Source Citation: 

"Obituaries," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events 0f the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 602.

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