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4 August – Zakaria Paliashvili was born
Zakaria Paliashvili (1871-1933) was a composer, conductor, teacher, the founder of the Georgian classical music; he was also a co-founder of the Georgian Philharmonic Society (1905) and in 1908-17, the leader of its musical school. Paliashvili founded a chorus and an orchestra at the same school. He was a member of the Society for Producing Opera Performances in Georgian.
6 August – Akaki Vasadze was born
Akaki Vasadze – a famous actor and producer, theatrical and public person, the founder of the new Georgian theatre – was born in 1899. Vasadze studied at Tbilisi State University, Faculty of History and at G. Jabadari Drama Studio (1918-20). From 1920, he was an actor of Shota Rustaveli State Theatre.
7 August – Nana Janelidze was born
Nana Janelidze, a Georgian film producer, was born in Tbilisi in 1955. She graduated from Tbilisi Shota Rustaveli State Theatre Institute, Faculty of Film Producing in 1979 (studio of Tengiz Abuladze). In 1981, Janelidze began to work as a film producer at the Kartuli Filmi film Studio.
8 August – Nikoloz Shengelaia was born
Nikoloz Shengelaia – one of the greatest Georgian film producers and screenwriters – was born in 1901. He studied at Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Physics and Mathematical Sciences. In 1924, he was invited as an assistant by Kote Marjanishvili to work on the film Karishkhlis tsin (“Before the Storm”). N. Shengelaia and S. Kldiashvili wrote scripts for the performances Samanishvilis dedinatsvali (“Samanishvili’s Stepmother”, 1927), Gaplangva (“Squander”, 1927).
9 August – Ivane Gigineishvili was born
Ivane Gigineishvili – a Georgian linguist, member of the Georgian Academy of Sciences (1979), Doctor of Philology (1976) – was born in 1909. Gigineishvili was one of the founders of the so-called linguo-stylistics in Georgia. He worked out the scientific principles for the translation of foreign proper nouns. He taught at different high schools since 1934. In 1950-66, Gigineishvili worked as Executive Director of the Institute of Linguistics of the Georgian Academy of Sciences.
10 August – Gia Kancheli was born
Giorgi (Gia) Kancheli – a famous Georgian composer – was born in Tbilisi in 1935. He graduated from Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Geology. In 1963, he graduated from the Tbilisi Vano Sarajishvili State Conservatory, Faculty of Composition. From 1972, Kancheli worked at Shota Rustaveli State Academic Theatre, in the musical section.
13 August – Alexandre Khomeriki was born
Alexandre Khomeriki – a great Georgian tenor, People’s Artist of the Georgian SSR (1985), Laureate of Shota Rustaveli State Prize (1995) and the 6th International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow, 1982) – was born in 1948. In 1971-74, Khomeriki studied in Batumi, He was member of the ensemble Adila (1st prize of the Young Voices Union Competition). In 1980, he graduated from Tbilisi State conservatory (Prof. G. Gogichadze’s class). In 1977, he became a member of the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre troupe.
16 September – Otar Japaridze was born
Otar Japaridze – a famous archeologist, academician of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences (1993), Doctor of historical sciences (1962), and Professor – was born in Tbilisi in 1921. Since 1984, Japaridze worked as a head of a section in the Centre of Archeological Research.
16 August – Giorgi I, king of Georgia, died
Giorgi I was king of Georgia in 1014-1027. He was a son of Bagrat III. Giorgi faced many difficulties upon his accession. The rulers of the eastern provinces of Kakheti and Hereti revolted against the young king and the southwestern Georgian province of Tao was annexed by the Byzantine Empire.
17 August – Ucha Japaridze was born
Ucha Japaridze (1906-88) was a Georgian painter, Public Artist of Georgian SSR (1946), the Honored Artist of Georgia (1943), academician of the Georgian Academy of Arts (1958), laureate of the Shota Rustaveli State Prize (1987) and an Honored Citizen of Tbilisi (1982).
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