1786 – He was born near Falmouth on the 25th of August.
1818 – He settled in India, where he established a periodical, the Calcutta Journal.
1824-1828 – Buckingham continued his journalistic ventures on his return to England, and started the Oriental Herald and the Athenaeum which was not a success in his hands.
1832-1837 – He sat as member for Sheffield, he was a strong advocate of social reform.
– He was a prolific writer. He had travelled in Europe, America and the East, and wrote many useful travel books.
1851 – The value of these and of his other literary work was recognized by the grant of a Civil List pension of £200 a year.
– Buckingham was at work on his autobiography, two volumes of the intended four being completed and published.
1855 – He died on the 30th of June.