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Brigham Young
ChurchThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
OfficePresident of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Date of birthJune 1, 1801(1801-06-01)
Place of birthVermont
Date of deathAugust 29, 1877(1877-08-29) (aged 76)
Place of deathSalt Lake City
PredecessorJoseph Smith, Jr
SuccessorJohn Taylor
Known forFirst Governor of Utah

Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was the second president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon church) and the first Governor of the American state of Utah. Young was born in Vermont. He became president of the Mormon church in 1847 after the death of Joseph Smith, Jr in 1844.

Brigham Young University is named after Young.

John Taylor replaced Young as leader of the church three years after Young died. view more...

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