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Chronology of Principal Events Related in the Dawn-Breakers
Birth of Siyyid 'Ali-Muhammad-i-Shirazi (the Báb).1822
Marriage of Bahá'u'lláh to Asiyih Khanum (Navvab).1841
The Báb proceeds to Najaf and Karbila where he attends the lectures of Siyyid Kazim-i-Rashti, Shaykh Ahmad's successor.1842
Mulla Husayn and his companions set out to find the Qa'im.23 May 1844
Declaration by the Báb of his mission to Mulla Husayn-i-Bushru'i at Shiraz. The Báb reveals the Suriy-i-Mulk, the first chapter of the Qayyumu'l-'Asma.Birth of `Abdu'l-Bahá in Tihran.
The Báb sends the Letters of the Living to their native provinces to teach; he sends Mulla Husayn to Tihran to communicate with Bahá'u'lláh. Shortly after, Bahá'u'lláh arises to spread the Revelation of the Báb in Mazindaran.Mulla 'Aliy-i-Bastami sets out for Karbila.
The Báb sets out with Quddus from Shiraz on pilgrimage to Mecca.12 Dec. 1844
Quddus proclaims the Faith to the Sherif of Mecca.10 Jan. 1845
The Báb and Quddus leave Mecca for Medina. The Báb reveals Sahifatu'l-Haramayn on way.13 Jan. 1845
Punishment inflicted by Husayn Khan on disciples of the Báb at Shiraz., Quddus, Mulla Sadiq-i-Khurasani, and 'Ali Akbar-i-Ardistani arrested, beaten and expelled from Shiraz.The Báb arrested and escorted to Shiraz.
Muhammad Shah sends Vahid to interview the Báb in Shiraz. The Commentary on the Surih of Kawthar revealed. Vahid becomes a disciple of the Báb.Hujjat also becomes a believer around this time.
The Báb is arrested, but later released following an outbreak of cholera. Shortly after, the Báb leaves Shiraz for Isfahan.Sept. 1846-Mar. 1847
The Báb's stay in Isfahan, where he meets with a number of the 'ulama', and where Manuchihr Khan, the governor, becomes a follower of the Báb. The Commentary on the Surih of Va'l-'Asr and Tafsir-i-Nubuvvat-i-Khassih revealed.Mar.-July 1847
The Báb is transferred from Isfahan to Maku. Kitáb-i-Bayan, Dala'il-i-Sab'ih, and the Tablet to Muhammad Shah revealed at Maku.1847
Some thirty Babis, including Tahirih, arrested in Qazvin. Bahá'u'lláh imprisoned in Nov.-Dec. while trying to assist the Bábis of Qazvin.21 Mar. 1848
Bahá'u'lláh, Quddus and Tahirih arrive at the Conference of Badasht at which a definite break is made with the laws of the Islamic Dispensation.July 1848
The Báb is brought to Tabriz for trial, passing through Urumiyyih on the way. He proclaims his station in the presence of the heir to the throne. After his trial, he is bastinadoed and returned to Chihriq.Summer 1848
Accession of Nasiru'd-Din Shah; Mirza Taqi Khan, the Amir Nizam, becomes PrimeMinister a short time later.
Mulla Husayn and his companions enter the Shrine of Shaykh Tabarsi -- beginning of the Mazindaran Upheaval.Nov. 1848
Quddus arrives at Shaykh Tabarsi. Bahá'u'lláh leaves some time later.Dec. 1848
Bahá'u'lláh arrested and bastinadoed in Amul on his way to Shaykh Tabarsi for a second time.2 Feb. 1849
Martyrdom of Mulla Husayn and some forty of his companions.10 May 1849
Quddus and his companions tricked into laying down their arms.End of Mazindaran Upheaval.
Haji Mirza Siyyid 'Ali, the maternal uncle of the Báb, visits him at Chihriq.7 Mar. 1850
Martyrdom of the Seven Martyrs of Tihran, among them Haji Mirza Siyyid 'Ali, uncle of the Báb. [7 Mar. is the date suggested by "The Dawn-Breakers"; Momen, in "The Bahá'í World" Vol XVIII, p. 381, gives the date as 19 or 20 Feb.]17 Mar. 1850
Vahid arrives in Yazd. Disturbances occur following his proclamation of the Faith of the Báb. The Yazd Episode.14 Feb.-15 Mar.1850
Tahirih imprisoned in the house of Mahmud Khan-i-Kalantar.ca. 13 May 1850
Vahid enters Nayriz. Beginning of the First Nayriz Upheaval.19 June 1850
The Bábis, through treachery, induced to leave the fort, then set upon and killed. End of First Nayriz Upheaval.29 June 1850
Arrival of 'Aziz Khan-i-Mukri, commander-in-chief of Iran's army, at Zanjan.29 Dec. 1850 or 8 Jan. 1851
Fall of Mirza Taqi Khan, Amir-Nizam. Mirza Aqa Khan-i-Nuri becomes Prime Minister shortly thereafter.15 Aug. 1852
Arrest and martyrdom of Babis in Tihran, including Tahirih, Sulayman Khan, and Siyyid Husayn-i-Yazdi (the Báb's amanuensis).Aug.-Dec. 1852
Imprisonment of Bahá'u'lláh in the Siyah-Chal of Tihran.Oct.-Nov. 1852