George Bagration of Mukhrani

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Prince George Bagration
Багратион-Мухранский Георгий Александрович.jpg
Spouse Helena Złotnicka h. Nowina
Issue Prince Irakli Bagration of Mukhrani
Princess Leonida Bagration of Mukhrani
Princess Maria Bagration of Mukhrani
Father Prince Alexander Bagration of Mukhrani
Mother Maria Golovatcheva
Born (1884-07-16)16 July 1884
Tbilisi, Georgia
Died 29 September 1957(1957-09-29) (aged 73)
Madrid, Spain

George Bagration of Mukhrani or Giorgi Bagration-Mukhraneli (Georgian: გიორგი ბაგრატიონ-მუხრანელი) (July 16, 1884 – September 29, 1957) was a Georgian nobleman, and a titular head of the House of Mukhrani, a collateral branch of the former royal dynasty of Bagrationi.

George was born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire, the son of Prince Alexander Bagration of Mukhrani and Princess Maria née Golovatcheva. He was educated at the Page Corps. He married, in 1908, Helena Sigismundovna, née Złotnicka-Nowina (1886–1979), whose Georgian mother Princess Mariam Eristavi of Ksani, was a remote descendant of the 18th-century Georgian king Erekle II.[1]

George Bagration served as a marshal of the Council of Nobility of Dusheti in Georgia from 1916 to 1917. After the Russian Revolution of 1917, he hailed independent Georgia and fought against the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War. George chose to stay in Georgia rather than follow his wife and children in exile following the Sovietization of the country in 1921. He was, nevertheless, arrested by the Soviet authorities in 1930, but was soon released through the efforts of the Russian writer Maxim Gorky. George Bagration left the Soviet Union and joined his family in their European exile. He finally settled in Spain in 1944. His son, Irakli, was energetically involved in Georgian political émigré activities. One of his daughters, Leonida, married Vladimir Cyrillovich Romanov, Pretender to the Russian throne; the other, Maria, homesick, returned to Soviet Georgia, but was arrested in 1948 and had to spend eight years in exile in Magadan. She died in Tbilisi in 1992.

George Bagration of Mukhrani died in Madrid, Spain, in 1957. His remains were brought back to Georgia by his grandson Jorge de Bagration in 1995 and interred at the Cathedral of Living Pillar at Mtskheta.[2]

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Georgian royalty
Preceded by
Alexander Bagration of Mukhrani (father)
Head of the House of Mukhrani
1918—1957
Succeeded by
Irakli Bagration of Mukhrani (son)