KAKHETI

 

The Bagration Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1603 - 1604 H.M. The Most High King Davit I, by the will of our Lord, King of Kings of the Abkhazis, Kartvelians, Ranians, Kakhetians and the Armenians, Shirvanshah and Shahanshah and Master of all the East and West, King of Kakheti, second son of H.M. The Most High King Aleksandri II, King of Kakheti, by his wife, H.M. The Most High Queen Tinatina, daughter of General His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Bardzim-Koiar Zedginidze, Prince of Samilakhoro, Amir-Akhori, and Governor of Gori. Proclaimed after the deposition of his father, November 1603. m. ca. 1581, H.M. The Most High Queen St Kethavan (b. 1565; k. at Shiraz, after prolonged tortures for refusing to give up the Christian faith, 14th September 1624), daughter of Prince Ashotani Ashotani of Mukhrani. He was k. at Shiraz, 21st October 1604, having had issue, three sons and two daughters:
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1604 - 1605 H.M. The Most High King Giorgi III (IX), by the will of our Lord, King of Kings of the Abkhazis, Kartvelians, Ranians, Kakhetians and the Armenians, Shirvanshah and Shahanshah and Master of all the East and West, King of Kakheti, third son of H.M. The Most High King Aleksandri II, King of Kakheti, by his wife, H.M. The Most High Queen Tinatina, daughter of General His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Bardzim-Koiar Zedginidze, Prince of Samilakhoro, Amir-Akhori, and Governor of Gori. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother, 21st October 1604 and reigned for just six months. m. (first) before 8th April 1590, a daughter of Adil Quraqulu, Elisam-Sultan, cousin german of Samkhal. m. (second) ca. 1602, a daughter of Kaikushru Pasha of Ganja. He was k. by his younger brother Konstantini I, 12th March 1605 (bur. Alaverdi Monastery), having had issue, an only surviving son:
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1605   H.M. The Most High King Konstantini I, King of Kakheti. b. 1567, fourth son of H.M. The Most High King Aleksandri II, King of Kakheti, by his wife, H.M. The Most High Queen Tinatina, daughter of General His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Bardzim-Koiar Zedginidze, Prince of Samilakhoro, Amir-Akhori, and Governor of Gori, educ. privately. Taken to Persia as a hostage, where he embraced Islam and lived for many years. Governor of Shirvan 1604-1605. Returned to Kakheti and murdered his brother and ascended the throne, 12th March 1605. However, his subjects refused to acknowledge a Muslim and a patricide, and sort the aid of King Giorgi of Kartli. Defeated and k. in battle by the latter, October 1605 (reigned for six months before his death).
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1605 - 1616, 1623 - 1632  and 1634-1648 H.M. The Most High King Taimuraz I [Taimuraz Khan], by the will of our Lord, King of Kings of the Abkhazis, Kartvelians, Ranians, Kakhetians and the Armenians, Shirvanshah and Shahanshah and Master of all the East and West, King of Kartli and Kakheti. b. 1587, eldest son of H.M. The Most High King Davit I, King of Kakheti, by his wife, H.M. The Most High Queen St Kethavan, daughter of Prince Ashotani of Mukhrani, educ. at Isfahan. Proclaimed on the death of his uncle, King Konstantini, October 1605. Fled to Imereti when Abbas I led a large army into the Caucasus to punish the Georgians for attempting unity in 1613. Fled to Imereti again when the Shah sent an army under Isa Khan to occupy Kakheti, 1614-1615. Returned after the murder of 'Isa Khan, made common cause with his brother kings and apealed to Russia and Poland for military aid. Taimurazi himself went in person to Istanbul to seak the aid of the Turkish Sultan. Abbas then invaded the country with a massive army, slaughtering a 100, 000 men and deporting a like number of prisoners, male and female, to Persia where they became prized slaves and concubines. He devastated the countryside, raised cities and towns and reduced villages to ashes, then repopolated the country with Turkomans and Tatars. Proclaimed as King of Khartli and Kakheti after the revolt of Giorgi Saakadze, 1623. Deposed King King Svimeon II and took full control of Kartli, 1630. Lost Kartli to Rustam Khan and fled to Imereti in 1632. Returned and resumed control over Kakheti, 1634. Pardoned and appointed as Vali of Kakheti 1638. Negotiatiated with the Tsar of Russia for a protectorate and took an oath of allegiance to him 23rd April 1639. Forced into flight when King Rustam of Kartli invaded in 1648, he settled in Imereti oncemore, from where he continued the fight against the Persians. Visited Russia to continue negotiations 1657 and was received by Tsar Alexei Mikhailovitch at Moscow, June 1658. Went to Persia to negotiate terms but was cast into prison when his grandson returned from Russia and attempted to take control of Kakheti. Became a monk in extreme old age. Poet and man of letters; author of "Dialogue between Spring and Autumn", "Discource of Wine and Lips", and "Vard-bulbuliani" or "the Rose and the Nightingale". m. (first) at Thorgha, 1606, H.M. The Most High Queen Ana (d. 1609), second daughter of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Mamia II Gurieli, Duke of the Guria. m. (second) at Grem, 1612, H.M. The Most High Queen Khwarashan Darejan (d. 1659), daughter of H.M. The Most High King Giorgi X, King of Kartli. He d. in captivity at the Fortress of Astarabad, January 1663 (bur. Alaverdi Monastery), having had issue, a large family including, three sons and two daughters:
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1648 - 1656 united with Kartli under Rustam (which see).
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1656 - 1664 interregnum under Persian governors.
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