Birth Name: Mírzá 'Alí-Muhammad
Birth: 20 October 1819, Shiraz, Persia
Death: 9 July 1850, Tabriz, Persia, by firing squad
Known As: the Báb ("Gate" in Arabic; reference to the Gate to the Hidden Imams and Muhammad)
Writings: the Persian Bayan, Kitáb-i-Asmá (The Book of Names), Dalá'il-i-Sab'ih (The Seven Proofs). Excerpts from these and others are printed in the only English language compilation of the Báb's writings, Selections from the Writings of the Báb.