Beka II Jaqeli

Beka II Jaqeli (Georgian: ბექა II ჯაყელი) (1332 – 1391) was a Georgian prince (mtavari) and ruler of Samtskhe from 1361 to 1391. He was appointed as Atabeg by his paternal relative, Georgian king Bagrat V. Since 1372 he had ruled Meskheti with his brother Shalva. Shalva died in 1389 and was replaced by his son, Aghbugha I. Beka II's authority in Samtskhe was lost During Timur's invasion of Georgia. After Timur's devastating campaigns Beka II turned away from king Bagrat and surrendered to the enemy.[1] He died in 1391, leaving Atabeg's throne to his son, Ivane, who shared power with Aghbugha until 1395. Jaqeli dynasty lasted from Beka II's descendants.

Beka II Jaqeli
Atabeg of Samtskhe
Reign1361–1391
PredecessorQvarqvare I
SuccessorShalva
Aghbugha I
Ivane II
Born1332
Died1391
IssueIvane II Jaqeli
DynastyJaqeli
FatherQvarqvare I Jaqeli
ReligionOrthodox Christianity

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Georgian Soviet Encyclopedia, Volume 2, page 346, Tbilisi, 1977
Beka II Jaqeli
Preceded by Prince of Meskheti
1361-1391
Succeeded by