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Bahá'u'lláh

Bahá'u'lláhAKA Mírzá Husayn Alí Nuri

Born: 12-Nov-1817
Birthplace: Tehran, Persia
Died: 29-May-1892
Location of death: Mansion of Bahjí, Acre, Palestine
Cause of death: Fever
Remains: Buried, Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh, Acre, Israel

Gender: Male
Religion: Bahai
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Religion

Nationality: Persia
Executive summary: Founder of Baha'i

Proclaimed his messiahship on 22 April 1863, in the garden of Ridvŕn in Baghdad, claiming to fulfill one of The Báb's prophecies, based on a vision seen 11 years previous.

Bahá'u'lláh is Arabic for "Glory of God".

Father: Mírzá Buzurg (vizier)
Wife: Ásiyih Khánum (called Navváb, b. circa 1820, m. Sep/Oct-1835, d. 1886, 7 children)
Son: Abdu'l-Bahá (b. 1844, d. 1921)
Daughter: Fatimih Khánum (b. 1846, d. 15-Jul-1932)
Son: Mirzá Mihdí (b. 1848, d. 23-Jun-1870 defenestrated through a skylight)
Wife: Fatimih Khanum (Mahd-i-Ulya, b. 1828, m. 1849, d. 1904, 6 children)
Son: Muhammad Alí (b. circa 1852, d. 1937)
Daughter: Samadiyyih (b. 1855/6, d. 1904/5)
Son: Díyá'u'lláh (b. 1864, d. 1898)
Son: Badi'u'lláh (b. 1868, d. 1950)
Wife: Gawhar Khanum (his first wife's maid, m., 1 child)
Daughter: Furughiyyih

    Founded Religion
    Tortured bastinado
    Exiled from Persia, went to Baghdad (1853)
    Exiled from Baghdad to Constantinople (1863)
    Exiled and imprisoned at Akkŕ, Palestine (1868)


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