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About Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith was an American religious leader best known for being the founder of Mormonism and the Latter day Saint movement. He attracted a legion of followers after publishing the Book of Mormon and establishing the Church of Christ (Latter Day Saints) in 1830. The members of his church are known as the Latter Day Saints or Mormons. He was murdered at the age of 38 by an angry mob.
He was born to Lucy Mack Smith and Joseph Smith Sr. He married his first wife Emma Hale in 1827 and fathered 11 children with her. He remained married to her until his death in 1844. He had several other wives in addition to Emma.
He taught and encouraged his followers to practice polygamy.
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Joseph Smith's Popularity
Joseph Smith was a famous American religious leader, founder and leader of the Latter Day Saint movement, who was born on December 23, 1805. As a person born on this date, Joseph Smith is listed in our database as the 12th most popular celebrity for the day (December 23) and the 2nd most popular for the year (1805).
People born on December 23 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Joseph Smith is the 453rd most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to Joseph Smith's birthday, Joseph Smith is the 4649th most famous American.
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