Irakli Bagration of Mukhrani

Irakli Bagration-Mukhraneli (Georgian: ირაკლი ბაგრატიონ-მუხრანელი; 21 March 1909 – 30 October 1977) was a Georgian prince of the Mukhrani branch of the former royal dynasty of Bagrationi.

Prince Irakli Bagrationi
ირაკლი ბაგრატიონ მუხრანელი
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Prince Irakli Bagration, 1926
Born(1909-03-21)21 March 1909
Tbilisi, Georgia, Russian Empire
Died30 October 1977(1977-10-30) (aged 68)
Madrid, Spain
Burial
SpouseMaria Belaiev
(m. 19??; div. 19??)
Maria Antonietta Pasquini dei Conti di Costafiorita
(m. 1940; died 1944)


María del Pilar Pascual y Roig, Marquesa de Carsani
(m. 1961)
IssueJorge de Bagration
Mariam de Bagration
Bagrat de Bagration
HouseBagration-Mukhrani
FatherPrince George Bagration of Mukhrani
MotherHelena Złotnicka h. Nowina
ReligionGeorgian Orthodox

Early lifeEdit

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.

Personal lifeEdit

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.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

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[1] 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.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (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 dynasty
Born: 21 March 1909 Died: 30 October 1977
Georgian royalty
Preceded by
George Bagration of Mukhrani (father)
Head of the House of Mukhrani
1957-1977
Succeeded by
Giorgi Bagration-Mukhraneli
Vacant
Title last held by
Alexander Bagration
Head of the House of Bagrationi
1957-1977