Brigham Young

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young Full Name: Brigham Young
Nationality: American

Profession: Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Why Famous: Leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and a settler of the Western United States.

He led the Mormon people to Utah and has been referred to as the "American Moses". He founded Salt Lake City and he served as the first governor of the Utah Territory.

Born: June 1, 1801
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whitingham, Vermont, USA

Died: August 29, 1877 (aged 76)
Cause of Death: Peritonitis

Married Life

  • 1824-10-08 Salt Lake City founder Brigham Young (23) weds first wife Miriam Angeline Works (18) in Port Byron, New York
  • 1834-03-31 Religious leader Brigham Young (32) weds herbalist Mary Ann Angell (27)
  • 1868-04-06 Brigham Young marries his 27th & final wife
  • 1872-12-08 Religious leader Brigham Young (71) weds his fifty-fifth wife Hannah Tapfield in Salt Lake City, Utah

Historical Events in the Life of Brigham Young

  • 1844-08-08 Brigham Young chosen as head of Mormon Church following the death of Joseph Smith
  • 1847-07-24 Brigham Young & his Mormon followers arrive at Salt Lake City, UT
  • 1871-10-02 Brigham Young, mormon leader, arrested for bigamy
  • 1875-10-16 Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah.

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