William Lithgow

Providential Role in History Taken from the book Foxes Book of Martyrs. This gentleman was descended from a good family, and having a natural propensity for travelling, he rambled, when very young, over the northern and western islands; after which he visited France, Germany, Switzerland, and Spain. He set out on his travels in the […]

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John Calas

Associated Locations: Toulouse, France Associated Dates: 1761 – Martyred Life Sketch from Foxes Book of Martyrs Taken from the book Foxes Book of Martyrs. We pass over many other individual maretyrdoms to insert that of John Calas, which took place as recently as 1761, and is an indubitable proof of the bigotry of popery, and shows […]

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Logan Temple

Associated Locations: Logan, Utah Associated Dates: May 17, 1884 – Dedication A few interesting Facts Connected with the History of the Logan Temple: “On May 21, 1884, the first baptismal day in the Temple, there were 51 baptisms for the dead performed, Apostle Franklin D. Richards being the first person to act as proxy in this […]

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William Henry Seward

Associated Locations: Florida, New York Associated Dates: May 16, 1801 – Born William Henry Seward is one of the eminent spirits who appeared to President Wilford Woodruff in the St. George Temple on August 21, 1877. This interesting story is detailed in the Eminent Spirits Appear to Wilford Woodruff wiki. As the great political defenders Henry Clay, John Calhoun, and Daniel […]

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George Clymer

Associated Locations: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Birthplace Associated Dates: March 16, 1739 – Born George Clymer is one of the eminent spirits who appeared to President Wilford Woodruff in the St. George Temple on August 21, 1877. This interesting story is detailed in the Eminent Spirits Appear to Wilford Woodruff wiki.

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Mary Fairfax Somerville

Associated Locations: Jedburgh Associated Dates: December 26, 1780 – Born Mary Fairfax Somerville This wiki is currently under construction. If you have any information you would like to submit, please contact us. Mary Fairfax Somerville (26 December 1780 – 28 November 1872) was a Scottish science writer and polymath. She studied mathematics and astronomy, and was […]

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Dorothy (Dolley) Madison

Associated Locations: Guilford County, Province of North Carolina Associated Dates: May 20, 1768 – Born September 15, 1794 – Dolley Payne Todd and James Madison married Dorothy (Dolley) Madison is one of the eminent spirits who appeared to President Wilford Woodruff in the St. George Temple on August 21, 1877. This interesting story is detailed in the Eminent Spirits […]

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Christian Persecution under Domitian

Life Sketch from Foxes Book of Martyrs Taken from the book Foxes Book of Martyrs. The emperor Domitian, who was naturally inclined to cruelty, first slew his brother, and then raised the second persecution against the Christians. In his rage he put to death some of the Roman senators, some through malice; and others to confiscate […]

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Declaration of Independence

Associated Locations: Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Associated Dates: July 4, 1776 – Ratified “The Declaration of Independence . . . is much more than a political document. It constitutes a spiritual manifesto—revelation, if you will—declaring not for this nation only, but for all nations, the source of man’s rights. Nephi, a Book of Mormon prophet, […]

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James Guthrie

Associated Locations: Greyfriars Kirk – Signing of the National Covenant Forfarshire, Scotland – Birthplace Associated Dates: 1612 – Born February 28, 1638 – Signing of the National Covenant June 1, 1661 – Martyred

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Thomas Chalmers

Associated Locations: Anstruther, Fife, scotland Associated Dates: March 17, 1780 – Born Thomas Chalmers is one of the eminent spirits who appeared to President Wilford Woodruff in the St. George Temple on August 21, 1877. This interesting story is detailed in the Eminent Spirits Appear to Wilford Woodruff wiki.

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Christian Persecution under Aurelian

Life Sketch from Foxes Book of Martyrs Taken from the book Foxes Book of Martyrs. The principal sufferers were: Felix, bishop of Rome. This prelate was advanced to the Roman see in 274. He was the first martyr to Aurelian’s petulancy, being beheaded on the twenty-second of December, in the same year. Agapetus, a young […]

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Christian Persecution in China

“While the Chinese constitution guarantees freedom of religion, it protects only what are considered “normal” religious activities. Religious groups and individuals thought to pose a threat to national security or social harmony face severe restrictions, harassment, detention, imprisonment and other abuses. Even churches of the state-supported Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM) are sometimes shut down. The […]

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Dr. Constantine

Life Sketch from Foxes Book of Martyrs Taken from the book Foxes Book of Martyrs. Dr. Constantine, an intimate acquaintance of the already mentioned Dr. Aegidio, was a man of uncommon natural abilities and profound learning; exclusive of several modern tongues, he was acquainted with the Latin, Greek, and Hebrew languages, and perfectly well knew […]

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Christian Persecution under Decius

Life Sketch from Foxes Book of Martyrs Taken from the book Foxes Book of Martyrs. This was occasioned partly by the hatred he bore to his predecessor Philip, who was deemed a Christian and was partly by his jealousy concerning the amazing increase of Christianity; for the heathen temples began to be forsaken, and the Christian […]

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New Jerusalem

Associated Locations: Far West, Missouri Location of The New Jerusalem “Joseph, the Prophet, told me that the Garden of Eden was in Jackson County, Missouri. When Adam was driven out he went to the place we now call Adam-ondi-Ahman, Daviess County, Missouri. There he built an altar and offered sacrifices.”

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Joseph Smith – Polygamy

Note: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not currently practice plural marriage. Please see the revelation on this subject. Inspiring Stories Eliza R. Snow In Nauvoo I first understood that the practice of plural marriage was to be introduced into the Church. The subject was very repugnant to my feelings—so directly was it […]

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Maria Theresa

Maria Theresa Born May 13, 1717(1717-05-13) Hofburg Palace, Vienna Died November 29, 1780(1780-11-29) (aged 63) Hofburg Palace, Vienna Resting place Imperial Crypt, Vienna Spouse Francis Stephen of Lorraine Children Archduchess Maria Elisabeth Archduchess Maria Anna Archduchess Maria Carolina Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen Archduchess Maria Elisabeth Archduke Charles Joseph Maria Amalia, […]

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Joseph Smith – Miracles

Christ-like Character Traits Setting Church in Order Joseph came in time to rebuke the evil spirits and set the Church in order. We all felt that he was a man of God, for he spoke with power, as one having authority in very deed. Inspiring Stories Money in Plenty When Joseph first came to Nauvoo, […]

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