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Joseph Smith

1805 - 1844

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Joseph Smith Jr. (December 23, 1805 – June 27, 1844) was an American religious leader and the founder of Mormonism and the Latter Day Saint movement. Publishing the Book of Mormon at the age of 24, Smith had attracted tens of thousands of followers by the time of his death fourteen years later. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Smith has received more than 8,527,550 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia. Joseph Smith is the 438th most popular religious figure (down from 306th in 2019), the 406th most popular biography from United States (down from 252nd 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 438 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Agapetus II, Báb, Pope-elect Stephen, Pope John V, Pope Boniface VI, and Saint Titus. After him are Pope Hilarius, Devadatta, Musa al-Kadhim, Pope Innocent I, Philomena, and Pope Sabinian.

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Among people born in 1805, Joseph Smith ranks 8Before him are Alexis de Tocqueville, Giuseppe Mazzini, Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, Princess Sophie of Bavaria, Ferdinand de Lesseps, and William Rowan Hamilton. After him are Fanny Mendelssohn, Louis Auguste Blanqui, Maria Anna of Bavaria, Franz Xaver Winterhalter, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, and Marie d'Agoult. Among people deceased in 1844, Joseph Smith ranks 7Before him are John Dalton, Charles XIV John of Sweden, Joseph Bonaparte, Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, and Bertel Thorvaldsen. After him are Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Ivan Krylov, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Ching Shih, Charles Nodier, and Flora Tristan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joseph Smith ranks 406 out of 18,182Before him are Sydney Pollack (1934), Franklin Pierce (1804), Sylvia Plath (1932), Howard Gardner (1943), J. Paul Getty (1892), and Stevie Wonder (1950). After him are Paul Walker (1973), Eminem (1972), Paul Auster (1947), Julia Roberts (1967), William McKinley (1843), and Joseph Henry (1797).

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), Pat Garrett (1850), Rose Kennedy (1890), William Miller (1782), Joseph Franklin Rutherford (1869), Lillian Asplund (1906), Paul Marcinkus (1922), Henry Molaison (1926), and Jesse Livermore (1877).