MINGRELIA

 

The Dadiani Dynasty

(Dadianov, Dadányi von Gyülvesz)

GENEALOGY

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1611 - 1657 His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Levanti II Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia. b. ca. May 1592, eldest son of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Mamuka [Manuchar] I Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia, by his first wife, H.H. The Most Brilliant Princess Nestan-Darejan, eldest daughter of H.M. The Most High King Aleksandri II, King of Kakheti. Deposed and expelled his father, 1611. Appealed to the Tzar of Russia for a treaty of protection, 1638. Waged almost continuous rebellion against the authority of King Aleksandri III of Imereti. m. (first) (div.) a daughter of Prince Shervashidze of Abkhazia. m. (second) before 1628, Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Nestan-Darejan (d. 1st June 1639), née Dchiladze, former wife or mistress of his uncle, The Most Excellent Prince Giorgi Dadiani, Prince of Salipartiano [Giorgi Lipartian]. He d. 1657 (bur. Tsalenjikha, Mingrelia), having had issue, four sons and two daughters:
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1657 - 1658 His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Liparit III Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia, younger son of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Mamuka [Manuchar] I Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother, 1657. Expelled by King Aleksandri III of Imereti, 1658. Fled to Istanbul.
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1658 - 1661 His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Vameq III Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia, Master and Possessor of Imereti and of Amiereti, of Ossetia, Dvaletia, Svania, Qabarda, Jiketia, Abkhazia, Greater Odishia, the Guria and of the two Georgia, King of Kings, Sovereign, eldest son of The Most Excellent Prince Giorgi Dadiani, Prince of Salipartiano, by his first wife, Princee Ana Dadiani. Installed by King Aleksandri III of Imereti, after he had expelled Liparit II in 1658. Deposed and killed King Vakhtang Jujuniashvili and sezed control of Imereti, 1661. Deposed and expelled by King Vakhtang V of Kartli, 1661. m. Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Elena, younger daughter of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Svimon I Gurieli, Duke of the Guria. He was k. in battle with the Svanians, 1661, having had issue, at least two sons and three daughters:
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1661 - 1681 His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Levanti III Dadiani [Shaman Daula], Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia, eldest son of Prince Jesse Dadiani, and grandson of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Mamuka [Manuchar] I Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia. Installed by King Vakhtang V of Kartli, 1661. m. (first) at Tbilisi, Kartli, 1660 (div. 1663) and remarried 1678, H.M. The Most High Queen Thamar (m. second, 1663, as his third wife, div. 1678, and remarried 1679, H.M. The Most High King Bagrat IV, King of Imereti; m. fifth, May 1683, H.M. The Most High King Giorgi III Gurieli, King of Imereti; and d. 1683), 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 Darejan, daughter of Prince Ghuanna Abashidze. m. (third) 1663, Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Tinatina, widow of The Noble Goshadze, and daughter of H.M. The Most High King Aleksandri III, King of Imereti, by his wife, H.M. The Most High Queen Nestan-Darejan, elder daughter of H.M. The Most High King Taimuraz I [Taimurazi Khan], King of Kartli and Kakheti. He d. 1681, having had issue, one son and one daughter and a natural son:
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1681 - 1691 His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Levanti IV Dadiani-Vardanidze, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia, natural son of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Levanti III, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1681. Forced to abdicate in 1691. Retired to Constantinople. m. 1689, Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Tinatina (b. 1678; d. in Russia, ca. 21st August 1725), who became a nun in 1704 as Sister Nino, second daughter of H.M. The Most High King Bagrat IV, King of Imereti. He d. at Constantinople, after 1694, having had issue, eight sons by other wives or concubines:
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* one of these sons died before 1722.
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