Portrait painting of William Miller, c. 1840
|Born||15 February 1782|
|Died||20 December 1849 (67)|
Low Hampton, New York
William Miller (February 15, 1782 - December 20, 1849) was an American farmer and Baptist minister who prophesied the Second Coming of Jesus Christ in 1843 (and later 1844), spawning a popular religious movement known as Millerism and the consequent Great Disappointment when the prophecy was seen to have failed to come to pass. His theology became a basis for later Advent movements, including the the Advent Christians (1860) and the Seventh-day Adventists (1863).
- Miller, William (1840), Evidence From Scripture And History of the Second Coming of Christ About the Year 1843, Exhibited In a Course of Lectures, Boston: B. B. Mussey, https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009259447
- Miller, William (1842), A Familiar Exposition of the Twenty-fourth Chapter of Matthew, And the Fifth And Sixth Chapters of Hosea: to Which Are Added an Address On the Advent, And a Scene of the Last Day, Boston: Joshua V. Himes, https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009729433
- A Brief History of William Miller: the Great Pioneer In Adventual Faith, Boston: Advent Christian Publication Society, 1915, https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100336494