What connection is there between Mount Everest and Brighton?
Mount Everest was named after George Everest. He is buried in the grounds of St Andrew’s Church on Church Road Hove, The grave can be easily found, near the bus stop entrance.
He was made Surveyor General of India in 1830, retiring in 1843 and returning to England.
In 1865, the Royal Geographical Society renamed Peak XV – at the time only recently identified as the world’s highest peak – in Everest’s honour..
He initially objected to the honor, as he had had nothing to do with its discovery and believed his name was not easily written or pronounced in Hindi.
Further reading on George Everest