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Vakhushti Bagrationi
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Date of Birth: 1696

Place of Birth: Tbilisi

Date of Death: 1757

Place of Death: Moscow


Vakhushti Bagrationi (Batonishvili), was born in 1696 in Tbilisi, an illegitimate son of King Vakht‘ang VI of Kʻartʻli (r. 1716-24). He was raised by the royal family, and received a good education. He studied widely, and was dedicated to scientific research and literary translations.

He was actively involved in the political life of Kʻartʻli…

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Letodiani, Ani, “Vakhushti Bagrationi”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>

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