Irakli Bagration of Mukhrani
|Prince Irakli Bagrationi |
ირაკლი ბაგრატიონ მუხრანელი
|Born||21 March 1909|
Tbilisi, Georgia, Russian Empire
|Died||30 October 1977 (aged 68)|
(m. 19??; div. 19??)
Maria Antonietta Pasquini dei Conti di Costafiorita
(m. 1940; died 1944)
(m. 1946; died 1953)
María del Pilar Pascual y Roig, Marquesa de Carsani
|Issue||Jorge de Bagration|
Mariam de Bagration
Bagrat de Bagration
|Father||Prince George Bagration of Mukhrani|
|Mother||Helena Złotnicka h. Nowina|
He was born in Tbilisi, Georgia (then part of Imperial Russia), to Prince George Bagration of Mukhrani (1884–1957) and his wife Helena Sigismundovna, née Nowina Złotnicka. The 1921 Red Army invasion of Georgia forced the family to leave Georgia. Educated in Germany, Prince Irakli then settled in Italy in the 1930s.
He married (first) and divorced Maria Belaiev. He married (second) Maria Antonietta née Pasquini dei Conti di Costafiorita (1911-1944) in 1940. Following her death in 1944, Irakli, with his infant son Giorgi, moved to Spain, where he naturalized and married (third) Infanta Doña María de las Mercedes Raimunda de Baviera y Borbón (1911–1953), a niece of Alfonso XIII of Spain, in 1946 at the Castle of San Sebastian, Spain. She died in 1953, leaving the daughter Mariam (born 1947) and son Bagrat (1949-2017) behind, and Prince Irakli married (fourth) María del Pilar Pascual y Roig (d. 1994), Marquesa de Carsani, in 1961.
Irakli Bagration-Mukhraneli played a prominent role in Georgian political emigration and, as an active royalist, remained in opposition to the Soviet rule in Georgia. He restored the Order of the Eagle of Georgia and the Seamless Tunic of Our Lord Jesus Christ in 1939 and sponsored the establishment of the Germany-based Union of Georgian Traditionalists, which fought to restore Georgia’s sovereignty from the USSR and advocated a constitutional monarchy as a form of the government for independent Georgia. Following his father’s death in 1957, Prince Irakli succeeded as Head of the Princely House of Mukhrani and declared himself Head of the Royal House of Georgia, assuming the style of His Royal Highness. He died in Madrid in 1977. His remains were in the British Cemetery of Madrid until 1995.
- Founder and Grand Master of the Order of Queen Tamara.
- Founder and Grand Master of the Order of the Eagle of Georgia.
- Grand Provincial of the Order of Queen Ketevan.
- Knight of the Order of St. Andrew the First Called.
- Knight of the Order of Alexander Nevsky.
- Knight of the Order of the White Eagle.
- Knight 1st class of the Order of St. Stanislaus.
- Knight 1st class of the Order of St. Anna.
- Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Sava.
- Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Vasco Núñez de Balboa.
- Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the White Eagle.
- Knight Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem.
|Ancestors of Prince Irakli Bagration of Mukhrani|
- (in Spanish) History of the Order of the Eagle of Georgia and of the Tunic of Our Lord Jesus Christ Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine (PDF). The official website of the Royal House of Georgia.
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Irakli Bagration of Mukhrani
Cadet branch of the Bagrationi dynastyBorn: 21 March 1909 Died: 30 October 1977
George Bagration of Mukhrani (father)
| Head of the House of Mukhrani
Title last held byAlexander Bagration
| Head of the House of Bagrationi|