Bagrat II of Tao

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Bagrat as depicted on a bas-relief from the Oshki cathedral

Bagrat II (Georgian: ბაგრატ II) (died 966) was a Georgian prince of the Bagratid dynasty of Tao-Klarjeti and hereditary ruler of Upper Tao, with the title of eristavt-eristavi, "duke of dukes", from 961 to 966.

Bagrat was a son and successor of Adarnase II Kuropalates. Details of his brief rule are not known. The 10th-century Georgian hagiography Vita of Grigol Khandzteli by Giorgi Merchule mentions him as a man of letters and builder of churches. He died without issue, being succeeded by his brother David III.[1]

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  1. ^ Djobadze, Wachtang, "The Donor Reliefs and the Date of the Church at Oški", Byzantinische Zeitschrift LXIX (1976): 39