Biografía de Mani (prophet)
Mani (c. 216 – 276 CE) was a major prophet in ancient Persia and the last of the three founders of Zoroastrianism. He is also considered the founder of the religion known as Manichaeism. Mani was born in 216 CE in Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq). His father was a wealthy Persian merchant named Patek. Mani was raised as a Zoroastrian. He began having religious visions at an early age, and when he was 12, he had a vision of the Angel Gabriel. Gabriel told Mani that he was chosen to be a prophet.
Mani traveled throughout Persia, Mesopotamia, and the Levant, preaching his new religion. He gained many followers, but also faced religious persecution. In the early 260s CE, the Persian emperor Shapur I began a persecution of Manichaeism. Mani was arrested and brought to the city of Gundeshapur. He was tortured and executed in 276 CE..