When was George Everest born?
George Everest was born on July 4, 1790.
Mount Everest (known then as Peak B) was discovered and measured by Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor General of India in 1847. George Everest discovered Mount Everest. That's why its called Mount EVEREST. Ancient Man. Mount Everest was discovered by Radhanath Sikdar and not George Mount Everest. Mr Sikdar was just an employee and Mr George was Surveyer General of British India so you know who will it get named after. Indian Textbooks of free…
In 1857 George Everest opposed the name that was suggested by Andrew Waugh, he told the Royal Geographical Society that "the native of India" could not pronounce it and also that Mount Everest could not be written in Hindi. In 1865, despite the objections from George Everest the Royal Geographical Society officially adopted Mount Everest as the name for the highest mountain in the world.
Sir George Everest lived long before Everest was first climbed; he merely recorded it for the first time, as Peak XV (or Peak 15). It was not until after he died that the mountain was named Everest in his honour. George Mallory climbed on Mount Everest in 1921, 1922 and 1924. His first proper attempt at the summit was in 1924 but nobody knows if he reach the top or not.
It was mapped by George Everest. George Everest was a Welsh surveyor and geographer, and the Surveyor General of India from 1830 through 1843. 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. George had nether climbed on Mount Everest.