IMERATI

 

The Bagrationi (Bagration) Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1445 - 1455 H.M. The Most High King Demetre, King of Imerati. b. before 1413, second son of H.M. The Most High King Aleksandri I the Great, King of Georgia, by his first wife, H.M. The Most High Queen Dulandukht, daughter of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Beshkén II Orbeliani, Prince of Siunia, in Armenia and Lord of Lori in Georgia. Raised to the throne of Imerati after the death of his father-in-law, ca. 1445. m. H.M. The Most High Queen Gulkhan [Gul Shara] (d. 1471), widow of H.H. The Most Brilliant Prince Giorgi (b. 1390; d. 1446), youngest son of H.M. The Most High King Konstantini I, King of Georgia, and the only daughter and heiress of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Demetre, Duke of Imerati. He was k. by a horse, while out on a hunt, 1455), having had issue, two sons:
 
1455 - 1478 H.M. The Most High King Bagrat II, by the will of our Lord, King of the Abkhazis, Kartvelians, Ranians, Kakhetians and the Armenians, Shirvanshah and Shahanshah and Master of all the East and West. b. ca. 1435, son of H.H. The Most Brilliant Prince Giorgi, by his wife, H.H. The Most Brilliant Princess Gulkhan [Gul Shara], daughter of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Demetre, Duke of Imerati, educ. privately. Granted the title of Duke of Kutais by King Giorgi VIII, on the death of his stepfather, 1455. Defeated King Giorgi VIII at Chikhori in 1462 and was crowned at Kutais. Lost Kutais to King Giorgi VII in 1463. Crowned as King of Imerati at Kutais, summer 1462. Seized control of Kartli in 1465 and was recognised as H.M. The Most High King Bagrat VI, King of all Georgia. Lost control of Kartli in 1466, but re-conquered that kingdom in 1471. m. H.M. The Most High Queen Eleni (d. 3rd November 1510). He d. 1478 (bur. St George's Cathedral, Gelati), having had issue, at least three sons:
 
1478  H.M. The Most High King Aleksandri II, King of Imerati (first time) - see below.
 
1478 - 1483 united with Kakheti.
 
1478 & 1483 - 1510 The Most High King Aleksandri II, by the will of our Lord, King of Kings, Absolute Master, Sovereign and Dominator of the Abkhazis, Ranians, Kakhetians and the Armenians, Shirvanshah and Shahanshah, towards the East, the West, the South and the North, and the two thrones and kingdoms of Imerati and Amierati, second son of H.M. The Most High King Bagrat VI, King of Imerati, by his wife, H.M. Queen Eleni. Failed to secure the succession at his father's death in 1478, but persisted in his attempts to establish an independent kingdom and eventually succeeding. Crowned as King at Kutais in 1483. Lost the capital to King Konstantini II in 1485, but recovered it again in 1489. Secured recognition as independent sovereign in 1493. m. 1483, H.M. The Most High Queen Thamar (d. at Kutais, 12th March 1510, bur. St George's Cathedral, Gelati). He d. at Kutais, 1st April 1510 (bur. St George's Cathedral, Gelati), having had issue, four sons and one daughter:
 
1510 - 1565 H.M. The Most High King Bagrat III, by the will of our Lord, King of Kings, Absolute Master, Sovereign and Dominator of the Abkhazis, Ranians, Kakhetians and the Armenians, Shirvanshah and Shahanshah, towards the East, the West, the South and the North, and the two thrones and kingdoms of Imerati and Amierati. b. 23rd September 1495, eldest son of H.M. The Most High King Aleksandri II, by his wife, H.M. The Most High Queen Thamar, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1st April 1510. m. H.M. The Most High Queen Eleni (d. 1548, bur. St George's Cathedral, Gelati). He d. 1565 (bur. St George's Cathedral, Gelati), having had issue, four sons and one daughter:
 
1565 - 1585 H.M. The Most High King Giorgi II, by the will of our Lord, King of Kings, Absolute Master, Sovereign and Dominator of the Abkhazis, Ranians, Kakhetians and the Armenians, Shirvanshah and Shahanshah, towards the East, the West, the South and the North, and the two thrones and kingdoms of Imerati and Amierati, eldest son of H.M. The Most High King Bagrat III, by his wife, H.M. The Most High Queen Eleni. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1565. m. (first) …(d. 1561). m. (second) 1563, H.M. The Most High Queen Rusudan (d. 4th August 1578), daughter of Prince Shirvashidze, of Abkhazia. m. (third) H.M. The Most High Queen Thamar (d. after 1586), daughter of Prince Shirmazan Diasmidze, by his wife, Princess Ana. He d. 1585, having had issue, six sons:
 
1585 - 1586 H.M. The Most High King Konstantini III, by the will of our Lord, King of Kings, Absolute Master, Sovereign and Dominator of the Abkhazis, Ranians, Kakhetians and the Armenians, Shirvanshah and Shahanshah, towards the East, the West, the South and the North, and the two thrones and kingdoms of Imerati and Amierati, third son of H.M. The Most High King Bagrat III, by his wife, H.M. The Most High Queen Eleni. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother, 1585. Deposed by his uncle, 1586. m. H.H. The Most Brilliant Princess Eleni. He d. 1587 (bur. Mghwimi), having had issue, two sons:
 
1586 - 1589 H.M. The Most High King Levanti I, by the will of our Lord, King of Kings, Absolute Master, Sovereign and Dominator of the Abkhazis, Ranians, Kakhetians and the Armenians, Shirvanshah and Shahanshah, towards the East, the West, the South and the North, and the two thrones and kingdoms of Imerati and Amierati. b. 1573, third son of H.M. The Most High King Giorgi II, by his second wife, H.M. The Most High Queen Rusudan, daughter of Prince Shirvashidze, of Abkhazia. Deposed his nephew and seized the throne, 1586. Defeated and captured by Mamia Dadiani, who deposed and imprisoned him, 1589. m. 1586, H.M. The Most High Queen Marekh, widow of the His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Quarqvare V, Atabegi of Samtzkhé, and daughter of His Splendour The Pious Prince of High Rank Levanti I Dadiani, Duke of Dukes of Mingrelia. He d.s.p. in prison at Fort Shketi, Odishi, 1590.
 
1589 - 1590 H.M. The Most High King Bagrat IV, by the will of our Lord, King of Kings, Absolute Master, Sovereign and Dominator of the Abkhazis, Ranians, Kakhetians and the Armenians, Shirvanshah and Shahanshah, towards the East, the West, the South and the North, and the two thrones and kingdoms of Imerati and Amierati. b. 1565, son of H.H. The Most Brilliant Prince Taimurazi, grandson of H.M. The Most High King Aleksandri II. Proclaimed by Mamia Dadiani and the principal nobles of the realm, after the deposition of King Levanti I, 1589. Deposed 1590. He had issue, one son:
 
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IMERATI 6 IMERATI 7 IMERATI 8 IMERATI 9
IMERATI 10 IMERATI 11 ABASHIDZE ABKHAZIA
DAVITISHVILI GEORGIA GURIA KAKHETI
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