Dmitry Bagration

Dmitry Pyotrovich Bagration (Russian: Дмитрий Петрович Багратион; 13 June 1863 – 21 October 1919) was a Russian general and military writer. A scion of the Georgian royal family, he served under the Imperial, Provisional, and Soviet governments.


Prince Dmitry Bagration was born in the family of Prince Pyotr Bagration and Yelizaveta Rodzianko. He was a great-grandson of General Prince Kiril Bagration, himself a grandson of the Georgian monarch Jesse of Kartli of the Mukhrani branch of the Bagrationi.[1] Dmitry Bagration was educated as a cavalry officer and also wrote for the military press. During World War I, he was appointed commander of the 1st Brigade of the Savage Division in 1914. He was twice an acting commander of the division and became a lieutenant-general in 1916. After the fall of the Russian monarchy in the February Revolution, Bagration played a role in the Kornilov affair in August 1917, in which he stepped back from supporting General Aleksandr Krymov's planned march against the Russian Provisional Government in Petrograd.[2] Soon, Bagration was dismissed from field command to the army reserve. Under the Soviet administration, he joined the Red Army in December 1918. In 1919, he directed the High Cavalry School and took part in organizing cavalry units of the Red Army. He died the same year and was buried at the Alexander Nevsky Lavra.[3][4]

Dmitry Bagration was married to Vera Zakharina (1883–1947), with one daughter, Nina. His brother, Alexander (1862–1920), who had retired from army service as major-general in 1916, was executed by the Soviet government while being on a vocation. With the death of the Bagration brothers, the senior, royal line of the Bagrationi of Mukhrani became extinct in male line.[1]


  1. ^ a b Dumin, S.V., ed. (1996). Дворянские роды Российской империи. Том 3. Князья [Noble families of the Russian Empire. Volume 3: Princes] (in Russian). Moscow: Linkominvest. p. 53.
  2. ^ Mayzel, Matitiahu (1979). Generals and Revolutionaries: The Russian General Staff During the Revolution. Biblio-Verlag. pp. 89, 122. ISBN 3764811161.
  3. ^ "князь Багратион Дмитрий Петрович [Prince Bagration, Dmitry Pyetrovich". Русская армия в Первой мировой войне [Russian Army in World War One] (in Russian). Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  4. ^ Багратион Дмитрий Петрович 1863-1919 некрополь Александро-Невской Лавры