Bingham, Hiram

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Born: 1789 AD
Died: 1869 AD, at 80 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Missionaries


1789 - Born in Bennington, Vermont.

         - He attended Middlebury College and the Andover Theological Seminary.

1819 - The American Board of Missions sent him, with others, to found the first Protestant mission in the Hawaiian Islands.
 
1820 - Became the missionary to Hawaii.

1822 - Bingham adapted the Hawaiian language to writing, published Elementary Lessons in Hawaiian, and, with his associates, translated the Bible into Hawaiian.
 
         - Bingham designed the Kawaiaha Church, on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu.

         - He developed 1st system of written Hawaiian.

         - Helped translate Bible into Hawaiian.

         - The United States liberty ship SS Hiram Bingham was named in his honor.

1869 - Bingham died.

 

 

 
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