MINGRELIA

 

The Dadiani Dynasty

(Chikovani)

GENEALOGY

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1840 - 1853 Colonel His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Davit Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia. b. 20th January 1812 o.s., eldest son of 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, by his first wife, Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Nina Dadiani, eldest daughter of Major-General His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Zurabi Kaikushru Tsereteli, sometime Lord Chamberlain of the Court of Imereti, educ. privately. Recognised as Heir Apparent by Imperial ukase 30th May 1831 o.s. Cmsnd. 2nd-Lieut. Cossacks of the Guard 1829, later Col. of the regt., retd. 1840. Succeeded on the abdication of his father, 11th May 1840. m. 15th May 1839 o.s, Her Splendour The Pious Princess of High Rank Kethevan Dadiani (b. at Tifles, 19th March 1816 o.s.; d. at the Dadiani Palace, Gori, Kartli, 25th August 1882, bur. there at St George's Church), sometime Maid of Honour and Dame à Portrait to The Empress of Russia, rcvd: GC of the Order of St Catherine of Russia (1853), daughter of General H.H.E. Prince Aleksandri Garsevani Shavshavadze, by his wife, Princess Salomea, daughter of Major-General H.E. Prince Ioani Davit Orbeliani. He d. at Zugdidi, Mingrelia, 30th August 1853 o.s. (bur. Martvili Monastery, Gordi), having had issue, two sons and two daughters:
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1853 - [1903] Major-General H.S.H. Nikolaoz Davit Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia. b. at Tbilisi, Kartli, 4th January 1847 o.s., educ. privately by K.A. Borozdin in Moscow, and at Paris, France. Cmsnd. at birth as Cornet Russian Army 4/1/1847, prom. Lieut. 23/4/1850, ADC to the Emperor of Russia 26/8/1856, enrolled in the Caucasian Sqd. of the Emperor's Own Escort 22/10/1856, prom. Staff Capt. 4/1/1868, transf. Emperor's Life Guard Cavalry 1875, served under Adjutant-Gen. Gurko at Tirnoi, Chainkia, Kanoro, Uflani, Shipki, and Eni-Zagre, prom. Col. 30/8/1877, prom. Maj-Gen. on reserve 30/8/1878, retd. Oct. 1889. Abdicated his rights to the principality 4th January 1867. Created a Prince of the Russian Empire with the hereditary title of Prince of Mingrelia and the style of His Highness, 4th January 1867 o.s. and granted the surname of Dadiani-Mingrelsky (Dadiani of Mingrelia) 30th August 1874 o.s. Russian candidate for the throne of Bulgaria in 1886. Rcvd: Knt. of the Order of St Vladimir 4th class with swords & band (1875), and a gold sword of honour "for courage", etc. m. at St Petersburg, Russia, 14th April 1874 o.s., H.S.H. Princess Maria Dadiani, Princess of Mingrelia (b. at Tzarskoie Sélo, Russia, 10th June 1849; d. at Paris, 27th March 1926), née Countess Maria Alexandrovna Adlerberg, sometime Lady-in-Waiting to The Empress of Russia 1870-1881, only daughter of General H.H.E. Alexander Vladimirovitch, 2nd Count Adlerberg, sometime Minister of the Imperial Court, ADC General to the Emperor, by his wife, Countess Ekaterina Nikolaevna, daughter of Count Nikolai Petrovitch Paltavzov. He d. at St Petersburg, Russia, 6th February 1903 (bur. there), having had issue, one son and two daughters:
H.S.H. Nikolaoz Davit Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia, had further issue, a natural daughter by Princess Chikovani:
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[1903 - 1919] H.S.H. Prince Nikolaoz II Dadiani of Mingrelia. b. at St Petersburg, Russia, 12th December 1876, only son of Major-General H.S.H. Nikolaoz Davit Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia, by his wife, H.S.H. Princess Maria Dadiani, Princess of Mingrelia, educ. at St Petersburg, Russia. Gentleman of the Bedchamber to the Emperor of Russia 1914, Attaché Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Succeeded on the death of his father as Head of the Royal House of Mingrelia, 6th February 1906. He d.s.p.l. in a Bolshevik Prison Hospital, March 1919.
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