John Wesley

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Birthday
28, 1703
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 2, 1791 (87)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
28, 1703
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 2, 1791 (87)

About

Anglican minister who, with his brother Charles, is credited with founding the Methodist movement, which today claims over 80 million adherents worldwide.

Before Fame

He almost died in a shipwreck on the way to North America and discovered he did not have as much faith in God as he thought.

Trivia

His brand of Christianity emphasized experiencing Jesus Christ personally, and getting involved in the major political issues of the time.

Family Life

He married Mary Vazeille, a widow, late in his life.

Associated With

Joseph Smith founded the Mormon religion, another offshoot of Christianity.