Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Besarion Orbelishvili
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Date of Birth: Latter part of the 17th century

Place of Birth: Kʻartʻli, Georgia

Date of Death: 1737

Place of Death: Mcʻxetʻa, Georgia


Catholicos Besarion, an ecclesiastical writer, hymnographer, hagiographer, polemicist and liturgist, belonged to the influential house of Orbelishvili-Baratʻashvili, known for their culture and traditions. From 1680 to 1723, he was a priest at the Gareji Monas…

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Chikvaidze, Eka, “Besarion Orbelishvili”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 January 2020 <>

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