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John Lloyd Stephens

John Lloyd Stephens is an American explorer, writer and diplomat. Stephens was a central figure in the rediscovery of Maya civilization across Central America and in the plan of the Panama Railway.

Born November 28, 1805, Shrewsbury, New Jersey
Died October 13, 1852, New York City, New York
Resting place New York City Marble Cemetery
Institutions Panama Railroad Company
Alma mater Columbia College, Litchfield Law School
Known for Exploration of Mexico and Central America, including descriptions of Maya sites

About John Lloyd Stephens

Mayan civilization was rediscovered by a North American adventurer.

John Lloyd Stephens before fame

He entered at Columbia at the age of 13 and graduated four years later as a child prodigy.

Achievement of John Lloyd Stephens

He happened onto the first Mayan ruins by chance, and from there he started to discover similar locations.

John Lloyd Stephens family life

He came from a well-to-do mercantile family.

Associations of John Lloyd Stephens

He was appointed Special Ambassador to Central America by Martin Van Buren, where he observed the country's federation of states disintegrate.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About John Lloyd Stephens

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Latest information about John Lloyd Stephens updated on October 21 2021.