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Young, Brigham

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishYoung, BrighamBrigham YoungYoung, Brig‧ham /ˈbrɪɡəm/ 🔊 🔊 (1801–77) a US leader of the mormon religion. In illinois Mormons were being badly treated, and so they decided to move away. In 1847, Young led 5000 Mormons across the US to their new home in what later became the state of utah, where they built salt lake city. Brigham Young University, near Salt Lake City, is named after him.
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