Ivan Vakhushtovich Bagration

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Ivan Vakhushtovich Bagration (Russian: Иван Вахуштович Багратион; Georgian: ივანე ვახუშტისძე ბაგრატიონი, Ivane Vakhushtisdze Bagrationi) (1725 – 25 December 1781) was an Imperial Russian general of Georgian royal origin, born in the émigré royal family of Kartli.

Ivan was a son of Prince Vakhushti of Kartli, a notable scholar, by his wife Princess Mariam Abashidze. He was, thus, a grandson of two monarchs: Vakhtang VI of Kartli on his father's side and George VI of Imereti on his mother's side. Prince Bagration was commissioned as an officer of the Russian army in 1749. He took part in the Seven Years' War and the Russo-Turkish War of 1768–74 and then commanded corps in Siberia. He was promoted to major-general in 1777 and general-poruchik in 1778, and decorated with the Order of St. George, 4th Class, in 1778. Bagration died in 1781. He is buried at the Annunciation Monastery in Nizhyn, Ukraine.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Zozuliya, S. Y. Некрополь Благовіщенського монастиря в Ніжині [Necropolis of the Annunciation Monastery in Nizhyn] (PDF). Pratsi Tsentru Pamyatkoznavstva (in Ukrainian). Kiyv. 20: 272–273. ISSN 2078-0133. 
  2. ^ Volkov, Sergey (2010). "Багратион Иван Вахуштович" [Bagration, Ivan Vakhushtovich]. Генералитет Российской империи. Энциклопедический словарь генералов и адмиралов от Петра I до Николая II. Том 1. А–К. [Generals of the Russian Empire. Encyclopedic Dictionary of generals and admirals from Peter I to Nicholas II. Volume 1. A–K] (in Russian). Moscow: Tsentrpoligraf. p. 92.