Augustus Le Plongeon

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Augustus Le Plongeon
Augustus Le Plongeon - portrait.jpg

As pictured in 1909 ed. of "Sacred Mysteries Among the Mayas and the Quiches"

Born 4 May 1826(1826-05-04)
Bailiwick of Jersey
Died 13 December 1908 (82) [1]
Brooklyn, New York
Burial Cremeated; ashes scattered at sea
Spouse(s) Alice Dixon

Augustus Henry Julius Le Plongeon (May 4, 1826 - December 13, 1908) was a Jersey-born American medical doctor, photographer, traveller, amateur archaeologist, and antiquarian who devoted considerable attention and time to his study of the Maya civilization on the northern Yucatán Peninsula, producing many books and articles detailing his theories about the Mayans and what he perceived to be their links to other world cultures, including Egypt and Atlantis (which he asserted was called Mu).

Selected Bibliography


  1. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2015), Augustus Henry Julius Le Plongeon, 1908; Burial; citing record ID 77076087, Find a Grave,