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April 17

Theophilus Lindsey

1774 – Theophilus Lindsey founded the Unitarian Society (now Essex Street Chapel) in London. The first services were held with 200 attending, including Benjamin Franklin, who joined the church. Many historians consider this the beginning of the Unitarian movement in England. At that time it was a criminal offense in England to express Unitarian views.

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