MINGRELIA

 

The Dadiani Dynasty

(Chikovani)

GENEALOGY

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General The Most Excellent Prince Katzo [Katsia] Chikovani, Prince of Lechkhumi [Lechkhumi-batoni], Prince of Sainadaridzo, Salipartiano, etc. An aznaur of senior rank, holding Gord in fief, he rose to high rank in the Imeratian army and became General-in-Chief. Raised to the titles of Mtavari and Lechkhumi-batoni, Salipartano and Salnassarido in fief by Prince Levanti III, ca. 1675. m. (first) ca. 1675, The Most Excellent Princess Thamar, daughter of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Levanti III Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia or of Giorgi Abashidze. m. (second) ca. 1677, H.M. The Most High Queen Thamar (m. third, at Kutaisi, Imereti, March 1685, H.M. The Most High King Giorgi VI Abashidze, King of Imereti; and d. ca. 1699), former wife of H.M. The Most High King Giorgi III Gurieli, née Kakhaberidze-Chijavadze, by whom he had issue two children. He d. at Zugdidi, Mingrelia, 1681 (bur. thre at the Dohkon-didel Cathedral), having had issue, four sons:
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1691 - 1715 His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Giorgi IV Chikovani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia, second son of General The Most Excellent Prince Katzo [Katsia] Chikovani, Prince of Lechkhumi, by his second wife, H.M. The Most High Queen Thamar. Succeeded his father as Prince of Salipartiano, 1681. Succeeded on the enforced abdication of Levanti IV, 1691. Seized Sadchilao and Samikeliao 1703, and expelled his younger brother from Lechkhumi 1704. Deposed by King Giorgi VI of Imereti. m. (first) (div. 1681) (remarried 1714) a sister of Prince Giorgi Mikeladze. m. (second) 1700, Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Thamar (b. 1681; d. 1708), widow of H.M. The Most High King Aleksandri IV, King of Imereti, and of H.M. The Most High King Giorgi IV Gotchia, King of Imereti, and second daughter of H.M. The Most High King Giorgi V Abashidze, King of Imereti. m. (third) 1710 (div. 1714), Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Thamar (m. second, 1716, as his third wife, H.M. The Most High King Giorgi VI, King of Imereti, and was k. on the orders of her stepson, King Aleksandri V, 1742), elder daughter of H.M. Mamia III Gurieli, King of Imereti. He d. in captivity, after 1715, having had issue, seven children by his first wife:
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1704 - 1710 His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Katsia I Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia, eldest son of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Giorgi IV Chikovani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia, by his first wife, a sister of Prince Giorgi Mikeladze. Raised to the throne by his father in 1704. He d. young, 1710.
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1715 - 1728 His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Bejan I Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia, second son of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Giorgi IV Chikovani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia, by his first wife, a sister of Prince Giorgi Mikeladze. Granted Lechkhumi as his apanage, by his father, 1704. Installed as Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia by King Giorgi VI of Imereti, 1715. m. Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Thamar Dadiani, née Gelovani. He was k. by the Turks led by Yusuf Pasha, at Akhaitzykin, 1728, having had issue, six sons and three daughters:
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