Sabbatai Zevi

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Born: Jul 22, 1626 AD
Died: 1676 AD, at 50 years of age.

Nationality: Israeli
Categories: Religious Icon


1626 - Born on the 22th of July. A radical dreamer and proclaimed himself as "The Messiah".

 

1648 - With his knowledge of the "Kabbalah" he gained himself a band of followers.

 

         - Proclaimed himself as the true "Messianic" redeemer deisgnated by God to overthrow the governments and restore the kingdom of Israel.

 

1651 - He and his disciples were banished from Symrna.

 

1658 - In Constantinople he met a preacher Abrahan ha-yakini, who confirmed Sabbatai.

 

1666 - Left Symrna again for Constantinople for two uncertain reasons: He was compelled by the authorities or on the hope that a miracle would happen in the Turkish capital to fulfil the prophecy of Nathan Ghazzati that Sabbatai would place the sultan's crown on his own head.

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