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Bingham, Hiram

Born: 1875 AD
Died: 1956 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Archaeologist, Politician

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.