Irakli Bagration of Mukhrani

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Prince Irakli Bagrationi
ირაკლი ბაგრატიონ მუხრანელი
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Prince Irakli Bagration, 1926
Spouse Maria Belaiev
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
Born (1909-03-21)21 March 1909
Tbilisi, Georgia
Died 30 October 1977(1977-10-30) (aged 68)
Madrid, Spain
Burial Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
Religion Georgian Orthodox

Irakli Bagration-Mukhraneli (Georgian: ირაკლი ბაგრატიონ-მუხრანელი) (March 21, 1909 – October 30, 1977) was a Georgian prince of the Mukhrani branch of the former royal dynasty of Bagrationi.

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[1] 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.

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  1. ^ (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.

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Georgian royalty
Preceded by
George Bagration of Mukhrani (father)
Head of the House of Mukhrani
1957-1977
Succeeded by
Giorgi Bagration-Mukhraneli
Vacant
Title last held by
Alexander Bagration
Head of the House of Bagrationi
1957-1977