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Besarion Gabashvili

Date of Birth: 1750

Place of Birth: Georgia; presumably Tbilisi

Date of Death: 24 or 25 January 1791

Place of Death: Iași, Romania


The poet Besarion Gabashvili, also known as Besiki, is thought to have been born in 1750, the son of Zakʻaria Gabashvili, father confessor of Tʻeimuraz II, king of Kʻartʻli (r. 1732-62), and a well-known writer and church figure of the period. Be…

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Karichashvili, Lia, “Besiki”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>

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