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The Báb

AKA Siyyid Mírzá Alí-Muhammad

Born: 20-Oct-1819
Birthplace: Shiraz, Persia
Died: 9-Jul-1850
Location of death: Fortress of Chihriq, Tabriz, Persia
Cause of death: Execution
Remains: Buried, Shrine of the Báb, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel

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

Nationality: Persia
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)

    Founded Religion
    House Arrest 1846
    Blasphemy (Jul-1848)
    Shot: Firing Squad 9-Jul-1850

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