Joseph Smith, Jr.
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Born: December 23, 1805

Died: June 27, 1844 (aged 38)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Clergyman

Bio: Joseph Smith, Jr. was an American religious leader and founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, which gave rise to Mormonism. At age twenty-four Smith published the Book of Mormon, and in the next fourteen years he gathered thousands of followers, built cities and temples, and created a religious culture that survived his death.

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