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Joseph Smith

Religious Leader Joseph Smith

Full Name: Joseph Smith Jr.
Profession: Religious Leader

United States of America

Biography: Founder of the Latter Day Saint movement.

Born: December 23, 1805
Birthplace: Sharon, Vermont, USA
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: June 27, 1844 (aged 38)
Cause of Death: Gun shot

Married Life

  • 1827-01-17 Religious leader Joseph Smith Jr (21) weds church group movement leader Emma Smith (22) in South Bainbridge, New York

Historical Events

  • 1820-03-26 Future Mormon church leader Joseph Smith has his "First Vision" in a wooded area of New York, according to Mormon scholars
  • 1823-09-21 Moroni first appears to Joseph Smith, according to Smith
  • 1827-09-21 According to Joseph Smith Jr., the angel Moroni gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which Joseph translated into The Book of Mormon
  • 1829-05-15 Joseph Smith ordained by John the Baptist according to Joseph Smith
  • 1830-04-06 Joseph Smith and 5 others officially organize the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fayette, New York
  • 1832-03-24 Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio
  • 1843-07-12 Mormon leader Joseph Smith says God allows polygamy

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