IMERETI

 

The Bagrationi (Bagration) Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1698 - 1701 H.M. The Most High King Svimeon I, by the will of our Lord, King of Kings, Absolute Master, Sovereign and Dominator of the Abkhazis, Ranians, Kakhetians and the Armenians, Shirvanshah and Shahanshah, towards the East, the West, the South and the North, and the two thrones and kingdoms of Imereti and Amiereti, eldest son of H.M. The Most High King Aleksandri IV, King of Imereti, by his first wife. Raised to the throne by the Turks in 1698. m. (first) 1698 (div. ca. 1700), H.M. The Most High Queen Anica (m. second, Prince Lomkatzi Chijavadze, and d. after 1731), third daughter of Giorgi V Abashidze, King of Imereti. m. (second) 1700, a daughter of H.M. Giorgi III Gurieli, King of Imereti and Duke of the Guria. He was k. (shot dead at night outside his bedroom) by Mamia III Gurieli, 1701.
 
1701 - 1702  H.M. The Most High King Mamia III Gurieli, King of Imereti, Duke of the Guria, etc. (first time) - see Georgia (Guria).
 
1702 - 1707 H.M. The Most High King Giorgi V Abashidze, King of Imereti - see Georgia (Abashidze).
 
1707 - 1711 H.M. The Most High King Giorgi VI, King of Imereti (first time) - see below.
 
1711 - 1712 H.M. The Most High King Mamia III Gurieli, King of Imereti, Duke of the Guria, etc. (second time) - see Georgia (Guria).
 
1712 - 1713 H.M. The Most High King Giorgi VI, King of Imereti (second time) - see below.
 
1713 - 1714 H.M. The Most High King Mamia III Gurieli, King of Imereti, Duke of the Guria, etc. (third time) - see Georgia (Guria).
 
1707 - 1711, 1712-1713 & 1714-1720 H.M. The Most High King Giorgi VI, by the will of our Lord, King of Kings, Absolute Master, Sovereign and Dominator of the Abkhazis, Ranians, Kakhetians and the Armenians, Shirvanshah and Shahanshah, towards the East, the West, the South and the North, and the two thrones and kingdoms of Imereti and Amiereti. b. 1691, younger son of H.M. Aleksandri IV, King of Imereti, by a concubine. Proclaimed on the deposition of King Giorgi V Abashidze, 1707. Expelled by Mamia III Gurieli, and fled to Kartli, October 1711. Defeated Mamia III and expelled him, June 1712. Deposed again in November 1713. Returned to Kutais and resumed the throne, May 1714. m. (first) 1703 (div. 1714), H.M. The Most High Queen Rwadam, younger daughter of H.M. The Most High King Giorgi XI [Shah Nawaz Khan II], King of Kartli, by his second wife, H.M. Queen Khwarashan, daughter of Prince Giorgi Mikeliadze. m. (second) 1712 (div. 1713) an unnamed daughter of H.M. The Most High King Giorgi V Abashidze, King of Imereti, widow of Prince Giorgi Nijaradze (she m. third, 1714, Prince Merab Tzulukidze). m. (third) March 1714, H.M. The Most High Queen Thamar (d. 1715, bur. St George's Cathedral, Gelati), former wife of Prince Papuna Mkheidze, and of H.M. The Most High King Mamia III Gurieli, King of Imereti and Duke of the Guria, 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 Lortkipanidze. m. (fourth) 1716, H.M. The Most High Queen Thamar (k. on the orders of her stepson, King Aleksandri V, 1742), former wife of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Giorgi IV Chikovani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia, and elder daughter of H.M. The Most High King Mamia III Gurieli, King of Imereti and Duke of the Guria. He was k. (assassinated) 27th February 1720 o.s., having had issue, three sons and three daughters:
 
1720  H.M. The Most High King Giorgi IV Gurieli, King of Imereti, Duke of the Guria, etc. - see Georgia (Guria).
 
1720 - 1741 H.M. The Most High King Aleksandri V, King of Imereti (first time) - see below.
 
1741  H.M. The Most High King Giorgi VII, King of Imereti (first time) - see below.
 
1720 - 1741 & 1741 - 1752 H.M. The Most High King Aleksandri V, by the will of our Lord, King of Kings, Absolute Master, Sovereign and Dominator of the Abkhazis, Ranians, Kakhetians and the Armenians, Shirvanshah and Shahanshah, towards the East, the West, the South and the North, and the two thrones and kingdoms of Imereti and Amiereti. b. before 1714, eldest son of H.M. Giorgi VI, King of Imereti, by his first wife, H.M. Queen Rwadam, younger daughter of H.M. Giorgi XI [Shah Nawaz Khan II], King of Kartli, educ. privately. Went into exile in 1717 to Constantinople, in order to seek aid from the Sultan in expelling the Gurielis. Returned to Imereti with a Turkish army, August 1719. Proclaimed on the deposition of King Giorgi IV Gurieli, June 1720. Crowned at Kutais, 1721. Deposed by the Turks in favour of his brother, Giorgi, 1741. Restored after protests from Nadir Shah. m. (first) 1721, H.M. The Most High Queen Mariami (d. before December 1732), second daughter of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Bejan I Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia. m. (second) 23rd December 1732, H.M. The Most High Queen Thamar [Thaba], eldest daughter of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Levanti Abashidze, sometime Governor and Regent of Imereti. He d. March 1752, having had issue:
 
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