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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.