Born in the village of Skhvitori (Imereti region of western Georgia) on June 9, 1840, to a prominent Georgian aristocratic family; his father was Prince Rostom Tsereteli. Following an old family tradition, Ak'ak'i Tsereteli spent his childhood years living with a peasant’s family in the village of Savane. He was brought up by peasant nannies, all of which made him feel empathy for the peasants’ life in Georgia.
Prince Akaki Tsereteli was a close friend of Prince Ilia Chavchavadze , a Georgian progressive intellectual youth leader. The young adult generation of Georgians during the 1860s, led by Ch'avch'avdze and Tsereteli, protested against the Tsarist regime and campaigned for cultural revival and self-determination of the Georgians.
He is an author of hundreds of patriotic, historical, lyrical and satiric poems, also humoristic stories and autobiographic novel. Ak'ak'i Tsereteli was also active in educational, journalistic and theatrical activities.
Son: Russian opera impresario Alexey Tsereteli (1864, St. Petersburg – 1942, Paris).
See also 
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- Poemslibrary.com at www.love.poemslibrary.com
- Georgian Information Portal biography
- Donald Rayfield (2000), The Literature of Georgia: A History, pp. 159–168: "The luminaries: Ilia Chavchavadze & Akaki Tsereteli", ISBN 0-7007-1163-5.
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