Dinar of Hereti

Dinar (Georgian: დინარ დედოფალი) was a 10th-century Georgian royal princess of the Bagrationi dynasty of Tao-Klarjeti and Queen regnant of Hereti. She is venerated as a saint. The Georgian Orthodox Church commemorates her on June 30.

Queen Dinar
Queen Dinar fresco, Moscow Kremlin.jpg
Fresco of Dinar at the Tsarina's Golden Chamber of Moscow Kremlin
Queen of Hereti
Reignc. 10th century
DynastyBagrationi dynasty
FatherAdarnase III
ReligionGeorgian Orthodox Church

LifeEdit

Dinar was a daughter of hereditary ruler of Tao-Klarjeti, the eristavt-eristavi, "duke of dukes" Adarnase III of Tao by his unknown wife.

According to The Georgian Chronicles Queen Dinar, along with her son Ishkhani converted Hereti to the Eastern Orthodox confession and abandoned the Oriental Orthodox confession in the 10th century.

In RussiaEdit

Queen Dinar’s story is recounted in the Russian Chronicles more closely and The Tale of Tsaritsa Dinara may be about her. According to the Armenian historian Movses Kaghankatvatsi, Slavic tribes that carried out raids in the southern Caucasus the story of Queen Dinar became well known for them and this story made its way to Russia.

Today, on the north wall of the Throne Hall in the Moscow Kremlin, there's a fresco of Queen Dinar who's mounted on a white horse, victorious over the enemy.

GenealogyEdit

ReferencesEdit

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