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Brigham Young's polygamy
Brigham Young (1801–1877), second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), was perhaps the most famous polygamist of the early Latter Day Saint movement, marrying a total of fifty-six wives during his lifetime. Brigham Young was a strong advocate for the practice of plural marriage. Toward the end of his life, Brigham was widely known as the father of a large plural family and he built the Lion House to accommodate his sizable family. Young's marriages include 9 with teenage brides who were less than half his age at the time of marriage. Brigham and 16 of his wives had a total of 56 children.
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