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John Wesley

Evangelist John Wesley

Profession: Evangelist

United Kingdom

Why Famous: Co-founder of the Methodist Movement

Born: June 28, 1703
Birthplace: Epworth, Lincolnshire, England
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: March 2, 1791 (aged 87)

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Historical Events

  • 1738-05-24 John Wesley is converted, launching the Methodist movement; celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day
  • 1748-06-24 The Kingswood School is opened by John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley in Bristol. The school later moved to Bath
  • 1784-02-28 John Wesley charters Methodist Church

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