"Brigham Young" was an American leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and a settler of the Western United States. He was the President of the Church (LDS Church)/President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1847 until his death in 1877. He founded Salt Lake City and he served as the first Governor of Utah/governor of the Utah Territory. Young also led the foundings of the precursors to the University of Utah and Brigham Young University.
Young had a variety of nicknames, among the most popular being "American Moses" (alternatively, the "Modern Moses" or the "Mormon Moses"), because, like the Bible/biblical figure, Young led his followers, the Mormon pioneers, in an Emigration/exodus through a desert, to what they saw as a promised land. Young was dubbed by his followers the "Lion of the Lord" for his bold personality, and was also commonly called "Brother Brigham" by Latter-day Saints. Young was a Polygamy and the Latter Day Saint movement/polygamist and was involved in controversies regarding Black people and early Mormonism/black people and the Priesthood, the Utah War, and the Mountain Meadows massacre.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous leaders! More Brigham Young on Wikipedia.