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William Booth

1829 - 1912

William Booth (10 April 1829 to 20 August 1912) was a British Methodist preacher who founded The Salvation Army and became its first General (1878 to 1912). The Christian movement with a quasi-military structure and government founded in 1865 has spread from London, England to many parts of the world and is known for being one of the largest distributors of humanitarian aid.