The Bahá'í Faith has its origins in Persia (now Iran) in 1844 when a young Persian who took the name of the Báb (the "Gate") announced he was the return of the Divine Messengers. In six years, the Báb had sufficiently upset the established religious order in Persia such that over 20,000 of His followers were martyred and He Himself was executed by firing squad on July 9, 1850. The Báb prophesized that another "Whom God would make manifest" would follow who would transform the world. In 1863, Bahá'u'lláh announced that He was the one foretold by the Báb. In the remaining years of His life, Bahá'u'lláh provided teachings to guide mankind. Among His teachings are: For more information on these and other principles of the Bahá'í Faith including links to the Bahá'í Writings, go to the website of the International Bahá'í community.