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The Bagration Dynasty

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1664 - 1675 H.M. The Most High King Archili [Shah Nazar 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 Kakheti and Imereti - see Georgia (Imereti).
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1675 - 1703 H.M. The Most High King Irakli I [Nazar 'Ali Khan II], 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. 1643, as Prince Nikolaoz, second son of H.H. The Most Brilliant Prince Davit, 5th Prince of Mukhrani, by his wife, H.H. The Most Brilliant Princess Eleni, daughter of Princ Levanti Diasamidze, educ. in Moscow. Ambassador to the Tsar of Russia 1651-1652. Returned to Kakheti at the invitation of the Kakhians and attempted to seize power, 1664. Defeated by King Archili and fled into Russian territory. Returned for a second time and proclaimed as King of Kakheti, 10th January 1675. Invited to Persia by the Shah and allowed to settle at Isfahan. Embraced Islam and received the title of Nazar 'Ali Khan, 1676. Raised to the throne of Kartli by the Shah of Persia, 1688. Deposed there 1691. Restored 1695. Deposed again and ordered to Isfahan 1703. Invested by the Shah as King of Kakheti and cdr. of the Imperial Corps of Pages, at Isfahan, May 1703. m. at Isfahan, 1677, H.M. The Most High Queen Ana (d. before August 1716, bur. St George's Church, Alaverdi), who became a nun in widowhood as Anaztazia, daughter of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Shirmazan Irubakidze, Prince of Sacholokao. He d. at Isfahan, 1710 (bur. St George's Church, Alaverdi), having had issue, seven sons and four daughters:
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1703 - 1721 H.M. The Most High King Davit II [Imam Quli Khan], King of Kakheti, Master and Possesser of the states of Chamchadilo and Qazakh, King of Kings and Sovereign Master, etc. b. at Tiflis, 1678, eldest son of H.M. The Most High King Irakli I, King of Kartli and Kakheti, by his wife, H.M. Queen Ana, daughter of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Shirmazan Irubakidze, Prince of Sacholokao, educ. privately. Appointed as Vali (Governor) of Kakheti after the deposition of his father, May 1703. Installed at Qaraghaj. m. Fakhri Jan Begum, daughter of Zukurizada, Governor-General of Erivan and granddaughter of Shamkhal and sister of Itimad ud-Daula of Persia. He d. at Magharo, May 1721 (bur. Qum), having had issue, four sons:
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1721 - 1732 H.M. The Most High King Konstantini II [Mahmud Quli Khan], King of Kartli and Kakheti, Master and Possesser of the states of Chamchadilo and Qazakh, King of Kings and Sovereign Master, etc. natural son of H.M. The Most High King Irakli I, King of Kartli and Kakheti. Darugha (Prefect) of Isfahan 1703. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother as King of Kakheti, May 1721. Appointed as Governor-General of Georgia by the Shah of Persia, March 1722. Persian Governor-General of Erivan, of Ganja and Qarabag 1723-1726. Granted the title of Mahmud Pasha and appointed as Vali (Governer) of Kakheti by the Sultan of Turkey 5th October 1726. Became King of Kartli on the death of King Jesse, 1727. m. (first) Peri Jan Begum, daughter of Shamkal, and sister of the Governor-General of Shiraz, Fars, and Bandreb, and the C-in-C of the Persian armies. m. (second) before 1720, a daughter of H.E. Fath 'Ali Khan Daghistani, I'timad ud-Daula, sometime Chief Minister of Persia. He was k. in battle with the Turks, at Bejanbagh, 23rd December 1732 o.s.
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1732  - 1762 H.M. The Most High King Taimuraz II, King of Kartli and Kakheti, Master and Possesser of the states of Chamchadilo and Qazakh, King of Kings and Sovereign Master, etc. b. at Tiflis, 1680, fourth son of H.M. The Most High King Irakli I, King of Kartli and Kakheti, by his wife, H.M. The Most High Queen Ana, daughter of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Shirmazan Irubakidze, Prince of Sacholokao, educ. privately. Janisin (Viceroy) of Kakheti before his accession. Succeeded his brother as King of Kakheti, 23rd December 1732. Sent as a hostage to Nadir Shah at Kandahar 1735-1738. Abolished the duchy of Aragvi in 1743. Proclaimed at Tiflis as King of Kartli, 9th July 1744. Crowned at the Cathedral of the Living Pillar, Mtzkheta, 1st October 1745 o.s. Resigned Kakheti to his eldest son, Irakli. Governor-General of Azerbaijan 1748-1749. Travelled to Russia in 1761, where he hoped to secure military aid against Daghistani invaders from the Russians. Received by the Tsar and granted a pension of 1,000 roubles p.m. Granted the style of The Most Serene Tsar Taimuraz II, King of Kartli and Kakheti. m. (first) (div. 1710) a daughter of General His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Baindur Sidamoni, Duke of Aragvi, by his wife, Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Thamar, daughter of Prince Panaskerteli-Tsitsishvili. m. (second) at Tiflis, 2nd February 1712 o.s., H.M. The Most High Queen Thamar (b. 1697; d. at Tiflis, 12th April 1746 o.s., bur. Mtzkheta), eldest daughter of H.M. The Most High King Vakhtang VI, King of Kartli, by his wife, H.M. The Most High Queen Rusudan, daughter of Prince Quilchiko, Cherkez-Batoni and Lord of Little Kabardia. m. (third) August 1746, H.M. The Most High Queen Ana [Ara Khanum] (b. 1734; d. a nun, 1784, bur. Nathlis-Mtzémel), former wife of Prince Kaikhushru Tsitsishvili, and daughter of Prince Bejan Takaltoïan Baratashvili. He d. at St Petersburg, 8th January 1762 o.s. (bur. Cathedral of the Assumption, Astrakhan), having had issue, four sons and six daughters:
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