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Brigham Young

(1801—1877) American Mormon leader


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(1801–77)

US Mormon leader. After Joseph Smith's death in Illinois in 1844, Young became the dominant figure of Mormonism, leading the migration west to Salt Lake City, ruling over the new community with autocratic firmness, and turning a desert waste into a flourishing and expanding city.

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