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Bingham, Hiram

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Born: 1875 AD
Died: 1956 AD, at 80 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Archaeologist, Politician

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1875 - Hiram Bingham III was born on the 19th of November in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

1882-1892 - He attended Punahou School and O'ahu College in Hawaii.

 

1894 - Graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.

 

1898 - He obtained a degree from Yale University.

 

1900 - Finished a degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

 

1905 - Finished another degree from Harvard University.

 

1907 - Yale University appointed Bingham as a lecturer in South American history.

 

1908 - Served as delegate to the First Pan American Scientific Congress at Santiago, Chile.

 

1911 - He rediscovered the Inca settlement of Machu Picchu.

 

1912 - Bingham returned to Peru.

 

1915 - With the support of Yale and the National Geographic Society.

 

1924-1933 - Served as Senator from Connecticut.

 

1925 - Elected as Governor of Connecticut.

 

1948 - His book Lost City of the Incas became a bestseller upon its publication.

 

 

 


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