Brigham Young

1801 - 1877

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Brigham Young (; June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was an American religious leader and politician. He was the second president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1847 until his death in 1877. He founded Salt Lake City and served as the first governor of the Utah Territory. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brigham Young has received more than 4,043,378 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Brigham Young is the 265th most popular religious figure (down from 214th in 2019), the 222nd most popular biography from United States (down from 162nd in 2019) and the most popular American Religious Figure.

Brigham Young is most famous for being the second prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He led the church from 1847 until his death in 1877.

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Among religious figures, Brigham Young ranks 265 out of 2,272Before him are Judas Maccabeus, Saint Cecilia, Pope Damasus I, Pope Paul I, Pope John X, and Pope Paul II. After him are Pope Benedict VIII, Pope Nicholas I, Antipope John XXIII, Saint Timothy, Francis de Sales, and Bahá'u'lláh.

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Among people born in 1801, Brigham Young ranks 2Before him is Vincenzo Bellini. After him are Gustav Fechner, Josip Jelačić, Frédéric Bastiat, John of Saxony, Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, John Henry Newman, Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, Johannes Peter Müller, Joseph Plateau, and Mikhail Ostrogradsky. Among people deceased in 1877, Brigham Young ranks 2Before him is Gustave Courbet. After him are Adolphe Thiers, Saigō Takamori, Urbain Le Verrier, Crazy Horse, Henry Fox Talbot, Maria Anna of Bavaria, Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, Sophie of Württemberg, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and Ludwig Ritter von Köchel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Brigham Young ranks 222 out of 15,968Before him are Herbert Hoover (1874), Whitney Houston (1963), George Westinghouse (1846), John Jay (1745), Mel Gibson (1956), and Aretha Franklin (1942). After him are Tony Curtis (1925), George S. Patton (1885), Robert Duvall (1931), James Monroe (1758), Barry White (1944), and Robert Andrews Millikan (1868).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United States

Among religious figures born in United States, Brigham Young ranks 1After him are Joseph Smith (1805), Charles Taze Russell (1852), Billy Graham (1918), William Miller (1782), Rose Kennedy (1890), Pat Garrett (1850), Joseph Franklin Rutherford (1869), Lillian Asplund (1906), Raymond Franz (1922), Paul Marcinkus (1922), and Marie Laveau (1801).