|Dates: ||1842, 12 January - 1917, 22 November|
|Born: ||Italy, Rome|
Went to Mexico as a soldier with Emperor Maximilian and rose to the rank of Captain. After the surrender to Mexican Republican forces he decided to stay in Mexico and developed an interest in photography and archeology. He studied Mayan sites and his research was published by the Peabody Institute of Harvard University between 1898 and 1909. He made numerous discoveries in the region and visited and documented significant sites including Mitla, Palenque, Tikal, Chichen Itza and Uxmal.
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