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George Everest

Sir George Everest (1790-1866) was the Surveyor-General of India who mapped Mount Everest in 1852.

He was born in Wales.

Sir George pronounced his last name differently to the way in which it has been popularised,

E as in kEy
VER as in VERsion
EST as in ESTablishment

However the popular pronunciation in use is:

EVER as in EVER,
EST  as in ESTablishment

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