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Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen FRS FZS FRGSmarker MBOU (6 July 18342 December 1923), was an Englishmarker topographer, geologist and surveyor. He was born in Teignmouthmarker as the son of Robert Alfred Cloyne Godwin-Austen.

Godwin-Austen went to the Royal Military College, Sandhurstmarker. He entered the army in 1851, reaching the rank of lieutenant-colonel, and served for many years on the Trigonometrical Survey of India, retiring in 1877.

He gave much of his attention to geology, but he is more especially distinguished for his researches on the natural history of India. He is recognized as a malacologist and was the author of The Land and Freshwater Mollusca of India (1882-1887). He was also an ornithologist, writing Birds of Assam (1870-78) and describing a number of birds for the first time, some with Arthur Hay, 9th Marquess of Tweeddale.

The Karakorammarker peak K2marker in the Himalayasmarker was originally named Mount Godwin-Austen in his honour. The Godwin Austen Glacier was also named in his honour.



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