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  • Faith: Christianity
  • Profession: Religious Leader
  • Lived: June 1, 1801 - August 29, 1877
  • Nationality: American
  • Known for: Second President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, founder of Salt Lake City and first governor of the Utah Territory
  • Fun Fact: Young led the church during Utah War of 1857 and 1858.
  • Fun Fact: Young was a polygamist who had 55 wives.
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Brigham Young was the Second President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He led the Mormons through the desert to settle in the Utah Territory which they saw as the promised land. He served as the territory's first governor and founded Salt Lake City which serves as the state's capital city today. His followers called him the 'Lion of the Lord' for his bold personality. He was also commonly called 'Brother Brigham' but Mormons. John Taylor succeeded him as president.

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