MINGRELIA

 

The Dadiani Dynasty

(Chikovani)

GENEALOGY

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1793 - 1794 His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Tarieli Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia (first time) - see below.
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1794 - 1802 His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Grigol [Grigori] VI Katsia Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia (second time) - see below.
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1793-1794 & 1802 His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Tarieli Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia. Deposed his brother Manuchari and seized control of the principality, 1793. Deposed in favour of the rightful ruler, his elder brother Grigol, 1794. Rebelled again and expelled Grigol 24th February 1802, but defeated and killed later that same year. m. 17xx, a daughter of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Simoni II Gurieli, Duke of the Guria. He d. 1802, having had issue, five sons and three daughters (ancestor of the Szalanjikskaya branch):
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1788-1791, 1794-1802 & 1802-1804 Major-General His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Grigol [Grigori] VI Katsia Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia. b. 1774, eldest son of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Katsia V Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia, by his second wife, Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Ana, daughter of Prince Paata Tzulukidze, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 6th December 1788. Deposed and expelled by his brother, Manuchari in 1791. Restored, 1794. Deposed by his brother Tariel 24th February 1802, but defeated and killed him later that same year. Sardar (General and Commander-in-Chief) 1788-1791, 1794-1802 & 1802-1803. Entered into a Treaty of Protection with the Emperor of Russia on 4th December 1803, when he surrendered his rank of Sardar of the Mingrelian forces, his state flag and bejewelled sword of honour. Maj-Gen Russian Army 4/12/1803. Rcvd: Knt of the Order of St Alexander Nevski of Russia (4.12.1803). m. (first) … m. (second) 1791, Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Nina Dadiani (b. at Tbilisi, Kartli, 15th April 1772 o.s.; d. at St Petersburg, Russia, 31st May 1847 o.s., bur. St Alexander Nevsky Monastery), Regent of Mingrelia 23rd October 1804-1806, rcvd: GC of the Order of St Catherine of Russia, third daughter of H.M. The Most Serene King Giorgi XII, King of Georgia, by his first wife, H.M. The Most Serene Queen Elena, daughter of Prince Simoni Abamelek. He d. (poisoned by his wife or murdered by agents of King Solomoni of Imereti) at Muri, Mingrelia, 23rd October 1804 o.s. (bur. Martvili Monastery, Senaki, Kutaisi), having had issue, two sons and four daughters:
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1804 - 1840 Lieutenant-General His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Levanti V Grigori Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia, Mtavar and Possessor of Odich, and of the Abkhazia, of Svania, and of Letchkumi. b. at Zugdidi, Mingrelia, 1793, eldest son of Major-General His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Grigol [Grigori] VI Katsia Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia. Seized and imprisoned at Anaklia by Kelesh-Ahmad Bey Shervashidze of Abkhazia, 1802. Succeeded in absentia, on the death of his father, 23rd October 1804. Released from imprisonment after Russian intervention, 2nd April 1805. Accepted a Russian protectorate in 1806. Cmsnd as Maj-Gen in the Russian Service 1806 (aged thirteen), served in the Russo-Turkish War 1809-1810 under Gen Orbeliani at the siege of Poti, under Gen Simonovich, and in the Achaltzich campaign under Gen Tormasov, in the Abkhazia campaign 1818, and the Imereti revolt 1820, prom Lieut-Gen 1820. Entertained Emperor Nikolai I at Zugdidi, September 1837. Abdicated in favour of his son, 11th May 1840. Rcvd: Knt of the Orders of St Alexander Nevsky (1830), St Anne 1st class (1806), and St Vladimir 2nd class (1810) of Russia. m. (first) 1810, Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Nina Dadiani (d. 1811), eldest daughter of Major-General His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Zurabi Kaikushru Tsereteli, sometime Lord Chamberlain of the Court of Imereti, by his wife, Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Princess Thamar, daughter of Prince Giorgi Dadiani, of Nokhshi. m. (second) 20th August 1820, Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Marfa Dadiani (b. 1792; d. at Zugdidi, Mingrelia, 6th November1839, bur. Chqondidi), youngest daughter of Major-General His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Zurabi Kaikushru Tsereteli, sometime Lord Chamberlain of the Court of Imereti, by his wife, Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Princess Thamar, daughter of Prince Giorgi Dadiani, of Nokhshi. He d. at Zugdidi, Mingrelia, 30th July 1846 (bur. Martvili Monastery, Senaki, Kutaisi), having had issue, three sons and two daughters:
 
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