Commissioned into the Royal Artillery, in 1818, Lt. Everest was appointed as assistant to Colonel William Lambton, who had started the Great Trigonometrical Survey of the subcontinent in 1806. On Lambton's death in 1823, Everest succeeded to the post of superintendent of the survey, and in 1830 he was appointed as the Surveyor-General of India.

He is the Everest in Mount Everest.


I was fascinated to learn that we pronounce the mountain named after him differently that he pronounced his name.

posted by francopoli: 355 days ago