GURIA

 

The Gurieli Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1660 - 1668 H.M. The Most High King Demetre Gurieli, by the will of our Lord, King of Kings, Absolute Master, Sovereign and Dominator of the Abkhazis, Ranians, Kakhetians and the Armenians, Shah of Shirvan and Shah-in-Shah, towards the East, the West, the South and the North, and the two thrones and kingdoms of Imereti and Amiereti, Prince of Mingrelia, etc., son of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Svomon Gurieli, Duke of the Guria. Installed by King Aleksandri III of Imereti, after he had deposed Kaikhushru I, 1660. Crowned as King of Imereti, 1663. Deposed as King of Imereti, 1664. Blinded and k. 1668.
 
1669 - 1684 H.M. The Most High King Giorgi III Gurieli, by the will of our Lord, King of Kings, Absolute Master, Sovereign and Dominator of the Abkhazis, Ranians, Kakhetians and the Armenians, Shah of Shirvan and Shah-in-Shah, towards the East, the West, the South and the North, and the two thrones and kingdoms of Imereti and Amiereti. b. 1652, eldest son of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Kaikhushru I Gurieli, Duke of the Guria, by his wife, Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Khwaramzi, née Goshadze. Installed as Duke of the Guria, 1669. Established himself on the throne of Imereti, after the death of his father-in-law, King Bagrat IV, 1681. m. (first) 1667 (div. 1677), H.M. The Most High Queen Thamar (m. second, ca. 1677, General The Most Excellent Princess Katzo Chikovani, Prince of Lechkhumi, Sainadaridzo, Salipartiano, etc., sometime Chief Minister of Mingrelia. m. third, at Kutais, March 1685, H.M. The Most High King Giorgi VI Abashidze, King of Imereti; and d. ca. 1699), née Kakhaberidze-Chijavadze. m. (second) 1677 (div. 1682), Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Darejan (m. second, 1683, The Most Excellent Prince Paata Abashidzé, Prince of Sabashidzo and Sapalavando; m. third, March 1685, His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Papuna Chkheidze, Duke of Radsha), third daughter of H.M. The Most High King Bagrat IV, King of Imereti, by his wife, H.M. The Most High Queen Thamar, younger daughter of H.H. Konstantini, 6th Mukhrani-batoni. m. (third) 1683, H.M. The Most High Queen Thamar (d. 1683), former wife of H.M. The Most High King Bagrat IV, King of Imereti, widow of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Levanti III Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia, and younger daughter of General His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Konstantini I, 7th Prince of Mukhrani, by his wife, Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Daria, daughter of Prince Ghuanna Abashidze. He was k. in battle with King Aleksandri IV, at Rokit, 1684, having had issue:
 
1684 - 1685 His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Malakia Gurieli, Duke of the Guria (first time) - see below.
 
1685 - 1689 His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Kaikhushru II Gurieli, Duke of the Guria, eldest son of H.M. The Most High King Giorgi III Gurieli, King of Imereti and Duke of the Guria. Proclaimed after defeating his uncle, 1685. Usurped by his cousin Malakia, after the death of his father in 1684. Defeated and expelled him, 1685. He was k. by the Turks, 1689.
 
1684-1685 & 1689 His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Malkhaz Gurieli, Duke of the Guria, younger son of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Kaikhushru I Gurieli, Duke of the Guria, by his wife, Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Khwaramzi, née Goshadze.. Succeeded on the death of his brother, 1684. Expelled by his nephew Kaikhushru II, and went into exile at Akhal-Tzikhe, 1685. Restored by the Turks 1689. Blinded and expelled 1689. Entered the priesthood and became Bishop of Semokmedi.
 
1689 - 1714 [1701-1702, 1711-1712 and 1713-1714] H.M. The Most High King Mamia III Gurieli, by the will of our Lord, King of the Abkhazis, Kartvelians, Ran, Kakhetians and the Armenians, Shah of Shirvan and Shah-in-Shah and Autocrater of all the East and West, King of Imereti and Duke of the Guria, younger son of H.M. The Most High King Giorgi III Gurieli, King of Imereti. Blinded and deposed his uncle, and became Duke of the Guria, 1689. Killed King Svimeon of Imereti and seized the throne, 1701. Deposed by King Giorgi VI Abashidzé, 1702. Expelled him and resumed the throne, October 1711. Defeated at the battle of Chkar and deposed by King Giorgi VI Abashidzé, June 1712. Fled to Radsha. Expelled King Giorgi VI for a second time, late 1712. Deposed and expelled again in 1713. Defeated King Giorgi VI Abashidzé for a third time at Kutais, November 1713. m. (first) 1698 (div. 1711), H.M. The Most High Queen Eleni (d. after 1772), elder daughter of H.M. The Most High King Giorgi V Abashidzé, King of Imereti. m. (second) at Gori, 1711, H.M. The Most High Queen Thamar (m. third, March 1714, H.M. The Most High King Giorgi VI, King of Imereti; and d. 1715, bur. St George's Cathedral, Gelat), former wife of Prince Papuna Mkheidzé, and daughter of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Papuna Chkheidze, Duke of Radsha, by his first wife, a daughter of Prince Bejan Lortkipanidzé. He d. at Gwaneiti, 5th January 1714 (bur. Gurieli Mausoleum, Semokmedi Cathedral), having had issue, four sons and three daughters:
 
1714 - 1726 H.M. Giorgi IV Gurieli, by the will of our Lord, King of the Abkhazis, Kartvelians, Ran, Kakhetians and the Armenians, Shah of Shirvan and Shah-in-Shah and Autocrater of all the East and West, King of Imereti and Duke of the Guria. b. 1702, educ. privately. Administrator of Guria 1712-1714. Succeeded as Duke of the Guria, on the death of his father, 5th January 1714. Usurped the throne after killing King Giorgi VI, 27th February 1720 o.s. Installed at Kutais, 15th March 1720 o.s. Reigned for three months and deposed, June 1720. m. (first) (div. 1717) Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Mariami, née Shirvashidze, of Guria. m. (second) January 1717, Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Eleni-Khwaramzi (m. third, March 1728, His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Koshita III Chkeidze, Duke of Radsha), former wife of The Most Excellent Prince Giorgi Nakashidze, Prince of Sanakashidzo, and eldest daughter of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Bejan I Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia. He d. 1726, having had issue, two sons:
 
1716  His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Kaikushru III Gurieli, Duke of the Guria. Retired to Russia with King Vakhtang VI, 1724.
 
1726 - 1744 His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Mamia IV Gurieli, Duke of the Guria. b. ca. 1717, elder son of H.M. The Most High King Giorgi IV Gurieli, King of Imereti and Duke of the Guria, by his second wife, H.M. The Most High Queen Eleni, eldest daughter of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Bejan I Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1726. Expelled by his son, 1744. m. 1732, H.H. The Most Brilliant Princess Rodam (b. after 1722; d. after 1762), eldest daughter of H.M. The Most High King Aleksandri V, King of Imereti, by his first wife, H.M. The Most High Queen Mariami, second daughter of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Bejan I Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia.. He d. 1778, having had issue, one son and one daughter:
 
1744   His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Giorgi V Gurieli, Duke of the Guria, younger son of H.M. The Most High King Giorgi IV Gurieli, King of Imereti and Duke of the Guria, by his second wife, H.M. The Most High Queen Eleni, eldest daughter of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Bejan I Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia. Deposed and expelled his elder brother, 1744. Deposed shortly thereafter. m. H.H. The Most Brilliant Princess Mariami, a daughter of H.M. The Most High King Aleksandri V, King of Imereti. He had issue, five sons:
 
1744 - 1778 His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Svimeon II Gurieli, Duke of the Guria (first time) - see below.
 
1778 - 17xx His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Kaikhushru Gurieli, Duke of the Guria. Installed at Semokmedi, by King Solomon I the Great of Imereti, 1778. Abdicated in favour of his elder brother, 178x. Served as Regent for his young nephew, 1803-1805. m. ca. 1792, Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Elizabed, daughter of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Kaikhushru Shirvashidze, Duke in Guria, by his wife, Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Ana, daughter of Prince Khaikhushru Abashidze. He d. after 1820, having had issue, three sons and two daughters:
 
1744-1778 & 178x-1792 His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Svimeon II Gurieli, Duke of the Guria. Succeeded on the deposition of his father, 1744. Deposed by King Solomon I the Great of Imereti, 1778. Restored on the abdication of his younger brother, 178x. m. Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Makrina (d. 4th March 1814), Regent for son 1805-1814, daughter of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Kaikhushru Tsereteli, Prince of Satseretelo, sometime Master of the Household of Imereti. He d. 1792, having had issue, one son and three daughters:
 
1792 - 1803 His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Vakhtang II Gurieli, Duke of the Guria. Seized the throne after the death of his elder brother, 1792. Deposed and imprisoned by the Russians at Chagvi Fort in 1803. m. Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Mariami, daughter of Major-General H.E. Prince Demetre Qaplanishvili-Orbeliani, by his wife, Princess Ana, daughter of Garsevan Irubakidze, Prince of Satcholokao, Murav of Pshaves, Khevsurs and Taneti. He d. after 1814, having had issue, two sons and two daughters:
 
1803 - 1823 Major-General H.H. The Pious Prince of High Rank Mamia V Gurieli, Duke of the Guria. b. 1789, only son of H.H. Svimeon II Gurieli, Duke of the Guria, by his wife, H.H. Princess Makrina, Regent of Guria, daughter of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High RanKaikhushru Tsereteli, Prince of Satseretelo. Succeeded on the deposition of his paternal uncle, 1803. Maj-Gen. Russian Army, 1803. Accepted a Russian protectorate, 8th April 1811. Rcvd: Knt. of the Order of St Anne 1st class of Russia (1803), m. ca. 1814, H.H. The Pious Princess of High Rank Sopio [Sofia Giorgievna] (d. at Trebizond, 1829), Regent in 1828-1829, sided with the Turks in the Russo-Turkish War and fled to Trebizond in 1829, daughter of Prince Giorgi Tzulukidze. He d. at Semokmedi, July 1823 (or 20th November 1826) (bur. there), having had issue, one son and three daughters:
 
1823 - 1829 H.H. The Pious Prince of High Rank Davit Gurieli [David Mamievitch], Duke of the Guria. b. 1815. Cmsnd. 2nd-Lieut. Russian Army. Succeeded on the death of his father, July 1823. Reigned under the Regency of his mother, until she sided with the Turks in 1829. Deposed and his principality annexed by Russia in violation of the Treaty of Protection, 2nd September 1829. He was k. at Akhulgo, in the Caucasus, 20th August 1839.
 
[1839 - 1856] Prince Davit Gurieli, Head of the Ducal House of Guria. b. 1st November 1802. Succeeded his cousin as head of the family, 20th August 1839. He d. 19th November 1856, having had issue, eight sons and two daughters:
 
[1856 - 1902] Prince Jambakur Gurieli, Head of the Ducal House of Guria. Succeeded on the death of his father as head of the family, 19th November 1856. m. Princess Levanora, daughter of Prince Mikel Shirvashidze. He d. 1902.
 
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GEORGIA IMERETI KAKHETI KARTLI
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