1819 - 1850


The Báb, born Siyyid ʻAlí Muhammad Shírází (; Persian: سيد علی ‌محمد شیرازی‎; October 20, 1819 – July 9, 1850) was the founder of Bábism, and one of the central figures of the Baháʼí Faith. The Báb was a merchant from Shiraz in Qajar Iran who, in 1844 at the age of 24, claimed to be a messenger of God. He took the title of the Báb (; Arabic: باب‎), meaning "Gate" or "Door", a reference associated with the promised Twelver Mahdi or al-Qá'im. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Báb has received more than 643,454 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 334th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Báb ranks 334 out of 2,001Before him are Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj, Pope Celestine IV, Pope Victor III, Pope Adrian II, Bartholomew I of Constantinople, and Pope Pius I. After him are Pope Cornelius, Pope Vitalian, Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin, Pope Sylvester III, Pope Boniface III, and Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib.

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Among people born in 1819, Báb ranks 10Before him are Herman Melville, Clara Schumann, Léon Foucault, Walt Whitman, Albert, Prince Consort, and Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet. After him are John Ruskin, Hippolyte Fizeau, Maria II of Portugal, George Eliot, Franz von Suppé, and William T. G. Morton. Among people deceased in 1850, Báb ranks 4Before him are Honoré de Balzac, Louis Philippe I, and Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac. After him are José de San Martín, Marie Tussaud, Daoguang Emperor, Zachary Taylor, William Wordsworth, Louise of Orléans, Frédéric Bastiat, and Lin Zexu.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Báb ranks 42 out of 374Before him are Antiochus III the Great (-241), Shapur I (150), Ardashir I (180), Abdul Qadir Gilani (1078), Nizam al-Mulk (1018), and Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj (817). After him are Yazdegerd III (624), Mohammad Mosaddegh (1882), Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi (903), Ptolemy III Euergetes (-284), Astyages (-700), and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (1956).

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Among religious figures born in Iran, Báb ranks 7Before him are Ruhollah Khomeini (1902), Esther (-600), Hassan-i Sabbah (1050), Bahá'u'lláh (1817), Abdul Qadir Gilani (1078), and Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj (817). After him are Christina of Bolsena (210), Ibn Majah (824), Junayd of Baghdad (830), Mordecai (null), `Abdu'l-Bahá (1844), and Anastasius of Persia (550).

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