July 4, 1790, in Gwernvale Manor (Wales, United Kingdom), George Everest, geographer and surveyor, comes into the world.

On this day (July 4) 1790, in Gwernvale Manor (Wales, United Kingdom), George Everest, geographer and surveyor, comes into the world.
Everest was educated at Royal Military College (Cadet Branch) in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, before joining the East India Company as a cadet in 1806. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Bengal Artillery and sailed for India the same year
The East India Company was a stock company English and later British founded in 1600. Formed to trade in the Indian Ocean region with the East Indies
George Everest was responsible for completing the topographic survey of the trigonometric section along the meridian arc from southern India extending north to Nepal, a distance of approximately 2,400 kilometers. The work was started by William Lambton on the Great Trigonometric Surveying Project.
The Great Trigonometric Survey was a project that aimed to measure the entire Indian subcontinent with scientific precision.
Among the Survey's many achievements was the demarcation of Britishterritories in India and the measurement of the height of the giants of the Himalayas: Everest, K2 and Kanchenjunga. The Survey also had a huge scientific impact, being responsible for one of the first accurate measurements of an arch section of length and from measurements of the geodesic anomaly that led to the development of theories of isostasis (is the state of gravitational equilibrium between the Earth from the crust (or lithosphere) and mantle in such a way that the crust 'floats' at a height that depends on its thickness and density).
Out of curiosity, in March 1856, Waugh wrote to the Royal Geographical Societyannouncing that the mountain was believed to be the highest in the world, and proposed that it be named "in honor of my illustrious predecessor".
Everest himself objected to the use of his name. However, in 1865 the society was officially established in "Mount Everest" as the name.
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- Come on!
- where?
- to begin the Great Trigonometric Topography Project.
- now!
- but can't you see I'm having tea?
- now?
- yes, now
- but if it's 10 in the morning
- for tea any time is good
- well, I'll wait
- thank you
- we will leave at 12:00
- I can't
- why?
- because I'm meeting the neighbor for tea
- Please...

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