The History Of Insurance [Interactive Timeline]

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The History Of Insurance [Interactive Timeline]
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This interactive timeline charts the history of the insurance industry from its primitive beginnings in ancient times, to the industry we know today.

  • The first written insurance policy appeared on a Babylonian monument with the code of King Hammurabi in 1750 B.C.
  • Edmond Halley created the first real Mortality Tables in 1693 and his work contributed heavily to actuarial science.
  • It took another 100 years for the insurance industry to establish itself in America and Benjamin Franklin was instrumental in this in 1792.

The History Of Insurance

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