Joseph Smith

1805 - 1844

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Joseph Smith Jr. (December 23, 1805 – June 27, 1844) was an American religious leader and founder of Mormonism and the Latter Day Saint movement. When he was 24, Smith published the Book of Mormon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Smith has received more than 6,082,930 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). Joseph Smith is the 307th most popular religious figure (up from 313th in 2019), the 252nd most popular biography from United States (down from 248th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Religious Figure.

Joseph Smith is most famous for founding the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Among religious figures, Joseph Smith ranks 307 out of 2,272Before him are Ulfilas, Pope Anastasius I, Pope Zachary, Pope Gregory II, Pope Paschal I, and Pope Gregory X. After him are Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin, Pope Alexander IV, Pope Felix III, Pope John II, Nathan, and Pope Pius I.

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Among people born in 1805, Joseph Smith ranks 6Before him are Hans Christian Andersen, Alexis de Tocqueville, Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, Giuseppe Mazzini, and Princess Sophie of Bavaria. After him are William Rowan Hamilton, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Louis Auguste Blanqui, Fanny Mendelssohn, Franz Xaver Winterhalter, and Maria Anna of Bavaria. Among people deceased in 1844, Joseph Smith ranks 5Before him are John Dalton, Joseph Bonaparte, Charles XIV John of Sweden, and Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême. After him are Bertel Thorvaldsen, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Ivan Krylov, Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Flora Tristan, and Ching Shih.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joseph Smith ranks 252 out of 15,968Before him are Lee Van Cleef (1925), J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), Nina Simone (1933), Dick Cheney (1941), Buffalo Bill (1846), and Shirley MacLaine (1934). After him are Oliver Hardy (1892), O. Henry (1862), Arthur Miller (1915), Burt Lancaster (1913), Jesse James (1847), and Rita Hayworth (1918).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United States

Among religious figures born in United States, Joseph Smith ranks 2Before him are Brigham Young (1801). After him are 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).