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Alexander I of Imereti

Alexander I
Duke of Imerti
Reign1372–1378
PredecessorBagrat I
SuccessorHimself as King
King of Imereti
Reign1387–1389
SuccessorGeorge I
Died1389
SpouseAna Orbeliani
IssueDemetrius of Imereti
Tamar of Imereti
DynastyBagrationi
FatherBagrat I
ReligionGeorgian Orthodox Church

Alexander I (Georgian: ალექსანდრე I, Alek'sandre I) (died 1389), of the Bagrationi dynasty, was king of western Georgian kingdom of Imereti from 1387 to 1389. Prior to that, he was eristavi ("duke") of Imereti under the authority of the kings of Georgia.

Alexander was born sometime after 1358 into the family of Bagrat I, then duke (and ex-king) of Imereti, and his wife, a Jaqeli atabeg of Samtskhe. On his father's death in 1372, Alexander was appointed by King Bagrat V of Georgia as duke of Imereti. In 1387, he took advantage of Timur's invasions of Georgia and proclaimed himself king of Imereti at the Gelati Monastery, but the city of Kutaisi remained in the hands of Bagrat V's loyalists and the dukes of Mingrelia, Guria, Abkhazia, and Svaneti refused to join him. Alexander succeeded in seizing several fortresses in Imereti, but Kutaisi remained outside his control.[1][2][3] He died in 1389 and was succeeded by his brother George I.[1]

Alexander was married to a certain Ana Orbeliani. He had two children:[3]

References

  1. ^ a b Bagrationi, Vakhushti (1976). Nakashidze, N.T. (ed.). История Царства Грузинского [History of the Kingdom of Georgia] (PDF) (in Russian). Tbilisi: Metsniereba. p. 41.
  2. ^ Rayfield, Donald (2012). Edge of Empires: A History of Georgia. London: Reaktion Books. p. 148. ISBN 978-1780230306.
  3. ^ a b Toumanoff, Cyril (1949–51). "The Fifteenth-Century Bagratids and the Institution of Collegial Sovereignty in Georgia". Traditio. 7: 181–183.
Preceded byBagrat I King of Imereti 1387–1389 Succeeded byGeorge I
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