Guramishvili

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Guramishvili (Georgian: გურამიშვილი; Russian: Гурамишвили; Гурамов) is a Georgian noble family derived from the House of Zevdginidze and known since the 16th century in the eastern provinces of the country.

The possible forefather of the Guramishvili family, Guram Zevdginidze, is recorded in the document dated from the period of 1401-1413. The surname “Guramishvili” appears later in the 16th century. The family was listed among the grandees in the Kingdom of Kakheti. Their possessions were centered on the villages Saguramo, Avchala, and Tsitsamuri. Throughout the 17th century, the family held a hereditary title of sup’raji, a court office responsible for serving the royal table. In the 18th century, the family seems to have been in a relative decline as we hear them holding relatively low titles such as bok’auli (bailiff) and milakhvari (a provincial Master of the Horse). After Russian annexation of Georgia, the family was confirmed in the princely rank (knyaz Guramov, Гурамовы) in 1826 and 1850.[1][2]

The family was made famous by Prince David Guramishvili (1705-1792), an eminent poet known for his troubled life.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toumanoff, Cyril (1967). Studies in Christian Caucasian History, p. 271. Georgetown University Press.
  2. ^ (Russian) Гурамовы. Russian Biographic Lexicon. Accessed on December 16, 2007.