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Karl G. Maeser

Born: Jan 16, 1828

Death: Feb 15, 1901

Birthplace: Meissen

Nationality: Germany

Karl G. Maeser

Date of Birth : Jan 16, 1828
Date of Death : Feb 15, 1901
Birth Place : Meissen

Karl Gottfried Maeser was a prominent Utah educator and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is most famous for having served 16 years as principal of Brigham Young Academy, which became Brigham Young University in 1903, where he is seen as the true founder of the institution. A native of Saxony, Maeser served as a missionary for the LDS Church in four nations and held many leadership positions in the church, including serving as the head of the Church Educational System and in the central leadership of the Sunday School.

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