AKA Siyyid Mírzá Alí-Muhammad
Birthplace: Shiraz, Persia
Location of death: Fortress of Chihriq, Tabriz, Persia
Cause of death: Execution
Remains: Buried, Shrine of the Báb, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel
Religion: Shia Muslim
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Sexual orientation: Straight
Executive summary: Forerunner of Baha'i
Former merchant, claimed his messiahship in 1844 only to be executed by the Persian state six years later. The Báb prophecied that another greater messiah would follow him. In the coming years, 25 Bábí followers would claim to fulfill this prophecy, but the one who ultimately succeeded was Bahá'u'lláh, founder of Bahá'í.
Báb is Arabic for "gateway".
Wife: Khadíjih-Bagum (m. 1842)
Son: Ahmad (d. infancy)
House Arrest 1846
Shot: Firing Squad 9-Jul-1850
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