Principality of Mingrelia

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Principality of Mingrelia
Vassal of the Russian Empire (1803-1857)
1557–1857
Capital Zugdidi
Languages Mingrelian, Georgian
Religion Georgian Orthodox
Government Principality
History
 -  Established 1557
 -  Annexation by Imperial Russia January 4, 1857

The Principality of Mingrelia (Georgian: სამეგრელოს სამთავრო) was a historical state in Georgia ruled by the Dadiani dynasty. Established as an independent Principality in 1557 by Levan I Dadiani as a hereditary mtavari (Prince), it remained independent until it became subject to Imperial Russia in 1803.[1] The principality ultimately came to an end when Prince Niko Dadiani was deposed, and the principality abolished, by Russia in 1857. Prince Niko officially renounced his rights to the throne in 1868.

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