Charles "The Methodist Founder" Wesley (1707 - 1788)

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Birthplace: Epworth, Bristol, Gloucester, England
Death: Died in St. Marylebone, London, England
Occupation: Leader of the Methodist Movement. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Wesley
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About Charles "The Methodist Founder" Wesley

Charles Wesley (18 December 1707 – 29 March 1788) was an English leader of the Methodist movement, son of Anglican clergyman and poet Samuel Wesley, the younger brother of Anglican clergyman John Wesley and Anglican clergyman Samuel Wesley (the Younger), and father of musician Samuel Wesley, and grandfather of musician Samuel Sebastian Wesley. Despite their closeness, Charles and his brother John did not always agree on questions relating to their beliefs. In particular, Charles was strongly opposed to the idea of a breach with the Church of England into which they had been ordained. Charles Wesley is chiefly remembered for the many hymns he wrote. He founded Wesley Chapel in the village of Brayton, which is just south of Selby. His house, located nearby, can still be visited today.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Wesley

Best-known hymns and Legacy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Wesley#Best-known_hymns

Composer. He composed of than 8,000 hymns. His brother John Wesley was the founder of Methodism. His two sons, Samuel and Charles, Jr., also became noted composers.

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Charles "The Methodist Founder" Wesley's Timeline

1707
December 18, 1707
Epworth, Bristol, Gloucester, England
1749
April 8, 1749
Age 41
Bristol, Gloucester, England
1757
1757
Age 49
1759
1759
Age 51
1766
February 24, 1766
Age 58
1788
March 29, 1788
Age 80
St. Marylebone, London, England
1934
January 27, 1934
Age 80
February 20, 1934
Age 80
1971
April 12, 1971
Age 80
1990
July 31, 1990
Age 80