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Brigham Young

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Birthday
1, 1801
Birthplace
Whitingtonham, VT
Death Date
Aug 29, 1877 (76)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
1, 1801
Birthplace
Whitingtonham, VT
Death Date
Aug 29, 1877 (76)

About

American religious leader who served as the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1847 until his death in 1877. He notably helped found several educational institutions which are now known as the University of Utah and Brigham Young University.

Before Fame

He established a Mormon community in Kirtland, Ohio shortly after the death of his first wife.

Trivia

He founded Salt Lake City, Utah, and is also responsible for the construction of the famous Mormon Temple.

Family Life

He was a practicing polygamist and had 55 wives and 56 children.

Associated With

Millard Filmore put him in charge of American Indian affairs in the now-Utah territory.

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