Charles Wesley

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Birthday
18, 1707
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 29, 1788 (80)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
18, 1707
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 29, 1788 (80)

About

18th Century British cleric, hymn writer, and leader and founder of The Methodist Movement with his brother John.

Before Fame

He studied at Christ Church, Oxford, and Westminster School.

Trivia

He composed famous hymns such as "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" and "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling."

Family Life

He married Sarah Gwynne in 1749 (1726–1822), and the couple had several children, only a few of whom survived to adulthood, and two of whom were musical prodigies.

Associated With

He traveled to the American colony of Georgia in 1735 and served briefly as Secretary of Indian Affairs under the administration of governor, James Oglethorpe.