Brother George Everest
July 4th 1790 — December 1st 1866
Neptune Lodge #441, Penang, Malaysia
Later joined the Prince of Wales Lodge #493 London, England
Welsh surveyor and geographer, and the Surveyor General of India from 1830 through 1843.
Everest was largely responsible for completing the section of the Great Trigonometric Survey of India along the meridian arc from southern India extending north to Nepal, a distance of about 1,500 mi. This survey was started by William Lambton in 1806 and it lasted for several decades.
His accomplishments earned him to have the tallest mountain in the world named after him.