Irakli Bagration of Mukhrani
|Prince Irakli Bagrationi
ირაკლი ბაგრატიონ მუხრანელი
|Prince Irakli Bagration, 1926|
Maria Antonietta Pasquini dei Conti di Costafiorita
Infanta Doña María de las Mercedes Raimunda
Doña María del Pilar Pascual y Roig, Marquesa de Carsani
|Issue||Jorge de Bagration
Mariam de Bagration
Bagrat de Bagration
|House||House of Bagration-Mukhrani|
|Father||Prince George Bagration of Mukhrani|
|Mother||Helena Złotnicka h. Nowina|
21 March 1909|
|Died||30 October 1977
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. Married (first) and divorced Maria Belaiev. 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 (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 (born 1949) behind, and Prince Irakli married (fourth) Doña María del Pilar Pascual y Roig (d. 1994), Marquesa de Carsani, in 1961.
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 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 are in the British Cemetery of Madrid.
|Ancestors of Prince Irakli Bagration of Mukhrani|
- (Spanish) History of the Order of the Eagle of Georgia and of the Tunic of Our Lord Jesus Christ (PDF). The official website of the Royal House of Georgia.
- Amadeo-Martín Rey y Cabieses (2005), Wittelsbach Y Borbón: Relaciones Y Enlaces Entre Las Casas Reales De Baviera Y De España. Siglos XIX Al XXI
George Bagration of Mukhrani (father)
|Head of the House of Mukhrani
Title last held byAlexander Bagration
|Head of the House of Bagrationi