William Miller

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William Miller
William Miller - portrait.jpg

Portrait painting of William Miller, c. 1840

Born 15 February 1782(1782-02-15)
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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 Advent Christians (1860) and the Seventh-day Adventists (1863).

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