Brigham Young

LDS Religious Leader and Founder of Salt Lake City Brigham Young

Profession: LDS Religious Leader and Founder of Salt Lake City

United States of America

Biography: 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
Birthplace: Whitingham, Vermont, USA
Star Sign: Gemini

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

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

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