Imeretinsky (Georgian: იმერეტინსკი; Russian: Имеретинский) is a title and later the surname of the Georgian royal family branch of the Bagrationi dynasty that ruled the Kingdom of Imereti.[1]

Imeretinsky
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Parent houseBagrationi dynasty
CountryGeorgia
Final rulerSolomon II of Imereti
TitlesKing of Imereti
Deposition1810

Solomon II of Imereti was the last Georgian king of Imereti before it was annexed by the Russian Empire in 1810. The name "Imeretinsky" (also spelled Imeretinski or Imeretinskii) derives from the Russian language, originally and literally meaning "of Imereti".

Survival of dynasty after 1810Edit

  • Princess Nino Bagration (1915-2008), former head of the House of Imereti and President of the Bagration Society. She supported the claims of Prince Nugzar Bagration-Gruzinsky[2] to the erstwhile Georgian throne. (It is extinct in male line)
  • Prince David Bagration (1948), another head of the House of Imereti. (Illegitimate line which continues in male line.)[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Georgian) ქართული საბჭოთა ენციკლოპედია ტ. 5 გვ. 115
  2. ^ EurasiaNet, Civil Society, Time for a king of Georgia?, Giorgi Lomsadze, 10 December 2007
  3. ^ იმერელი ბაგრატიონების ოჯახი გაიოზ მამალაძე