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Shabtai Zevi proclaims himself the Messiah. Sabbatai Zevi,(August 1, 1626 – c. September 17, 1676) in Dulcigno (present day Ulcinj), Montenegro) was a Sephardic Rabbi and cabbalist who claimed to be the long-awaited Jewish Messiah. He was the founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement. At the age of forty, he was forced by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet IV to convert to Islam.

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Shabtai Zevi proclaims himself the Messiah. Sabbatai Zevi,(August 1, 1626 – c. September 17, 1676) in Dulcigno (present day Ulcinj), Montenegro) was a Sephardic Rabbi and cabbalist who claimed to be the long-awaited Jewish Messiah. He was the founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement. At the age of forty, he was forced by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet IV to convert to Islam.