Michael of Imereti

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Michael
Constantine I and Michael I, kings of Imeretia (Gelati fresco).jpg
Fresco of King Michael, right, and his brother King Constantine I.
King of Imereti
Reign 1327–1329
Predecessor Constantine I
Successor Bagrat I
Issue Bagrat I
Dynasty Bagrationi
Father David VI Narin
Mother Tamar Amanelisdze
Died 1329
Burial Gelati Monastery
Religion Georgian Orthodox Church

Mikeli (Georgian: მიქაელი) (died 1329), from the House of Bagrationi, was king of the western Georgian kingdom of Imereti from 1327 to 1329. The second son of David VI Narin by his first wife Tamar, Mikeli revolted against his elder brother Konstantini I's rule and took the provinces of Racha and Argveti. Konstantini died childless and Mikeli succeeded him as king. In spite of having the title of the “king of Kartvelians and Abkhazians, etc”, he actually reigned only over the western part of Georgia and held court at Kutaisi. He was succeeded by his son, Bagrat.

References[edit]

  • Alexandre Manvelichvili, Histoire de la Géorgie, Paris, Nouvelles Éditions de la Toison d'Or, 1951, 476 p.
  • Nodar Assatiani et Alexandre Bendianachvili, Histoire de la Géorgie, Paris, l'Harmattan, 1997, 335 p.
  • Marie-Félicité Brosset, Histoire de la Géorgie. Tome II : Histoire moderne de la Géorgie, Réédition Adamant Media Corporation (ISBN 0543944808), p. 246
  • Cyrille Toumanoff, The Fifteenth-Century Bagratids and the Institution of Collegial Sovereignty in Georgia, Traditio: 173, 1949-1951.
Preceded by
Konstantini I
King of Imereti
1327–1329
Succeeded by
Bagrat I