Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen

Geologist, Academic

1834 – 1923

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Who was Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen?

Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen FRS FZS FRGS MBOU, known until 1854 as Henry Haversham Austen, was an English topographer, geologist, naturalist and surveyor.

He explored the mountains in the Himalayas and surveyed the glaciers at the base of K2, also known as Mount Godwin-Austen, and the geographer Kenneth Mason called Godwin-Austen "probably the greatest mountaineer of his day".

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Born
Jul 6, 1834
Teignmouth
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Employment
  • Survey of India
    (1855 - 1877)
Lived in
  • Teignmouth
Died
Dec 2, 1923

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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