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John Lloyd Stephens

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Gender: M
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

An archaeologist and explorer, possibly born in 1805, who travelled to in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatán in 1840. He met the Guatemalan caudillo, Rafael Carrera. At one point he tried to buy the archaeological site in Palenque. His book, Incidents of travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, was published in London in 1854. He possibly died in 1852. (Stephens)

Life Events

Born 1805He may have been born in 1805.
Other 1840He travelled in Central America and Southern Mexico. He met Rafael Carrera.
Other 1852He may have died in 1852.
Other 1854The book of his travels was published in London.


Frederick, (1854), Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan


Book: Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan


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