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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)

Title(s): the Herald of the Faith, the Point of the Bayan, Sayyid

Position: an independent Manifestation of the Cause of God, or Prophet, the Báb founded the religion which would become, in the days of Bahá'u'lláh and afterwards, the Bahá'í Faith.

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.