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21 October - Giorgi Tsereteli was born
Giorgi Tsereteli, a Georgian scientist, historian, orientalist, founder of the Georgian scientific school of Oriental studies, was born in 1904. Tsereteli was Doctor of Philology (1942), Professor (1942), academician of the Georgian Academy of Sciences (1946), academician of the USSR Academy of Sciences (1968), Honoured Scientist of the Georgian Republic (1961), Honoured Member of the Society of Orientalists of Poland (1966), Honoured Member of the Asian society of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1964).
14 October - Simon Kaukhchishvili waas born
Simon Kaukhchishvili, a famous Georgian, historian, teacher and public person, a Doctor of Philology (1927), professor (1927), academician of Georgian Academy of Sciences (1969), was born in 1895. He is a founder of the Georgian classical philology and school of the Byzantine Studies in Georgia.
20 October - Alexander Amilakhvari was born
Alexander Amilakhvari and his father took part in the rebellion of the nobility against King Erekle II (plot by Paata Batonishvili in 1765). He was arrested and punished. In 1771, he escaped from the arrest to Russia. He made contact with Alexander, Son of Bakari and a pretender of Kartli’s throne, and promised him to help to regain the throne. In 1783, Erekle II asked the Russian government to arrest Amilakhvari, which was consequently sent to Vyborg fortress. In 1801, he was released under the amnesty; afterwards he decided to return to Georgia, but died on the way in Astrakhan.
6 November – Alexander Janelidze was born
Alexander Janelidze, a prominent Georgian geologist and one of the founders of the Georgian Academy of Sciences (together with A. Tvalchrelidze and K. Gabunia) was born in 1888. Janelidze graduated from Sorbonne University in Paris, faculty of Geology, in 1910. He continued his education at the University of Kazan, finishing it in 1916. In 1920-1923, he did his post-graduate research at Grenoble, Paris, and Halle and defended his doctorate (1923). On returning to Georgia in 1924, he began teaching and research at the newly established Tbilisi State University.
7 November – Dimitri Bakradze was born
Dimitri Bakradze, a Georgian historian, archeologist, ethnographer, was born in the village of Khashmi in 1826. He graduated from Tbilisi Clerical Seminary, later, Ecclesiastical Academy of Moscow (1950). In 1851, Bakradze returned to Tbilisi. In 1852-57, Bakradze worked at district school in Gori. Meanwhile, he published historical and ethnographic essays in Georgian and Russian press. Dimitri Bakradze was a corresponding member of St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences.
11 November – Besik Kharanauli was born
Besik Kharanauli, a famous Georgian poet, was born in 1939 in Tianeti. He graduated from Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Philology. He is an author of collections of poems and stories Kheibari Tojina (1973), Mikarnakhe, Angelina! (1995), Shuadgis Tsigni (1991), Tsigni Amba Besarionisa (2003) etc. He is a laureate of many state prizes. His poems have been translated into French, German, Russian, Czech, and other languages.
8 November – Ilia Chavchavadze was born
Ilia Chavchavadze, one of the greatest people in the history of Georgia, public and political person, poet, publicist, and leader of the national liberation movement of Georgia (1861-1907), was born into the prominent noble family in the village of Kvareli. He was 10 years old when his father, a resigned officer Grigol Dadiani died; 5 years later his mother died, too. His father’s sister Makrine Chavchavadze-Eristavi brought him up.
9 November – Solomon Kubaneishvili was born
Solomon Kubaneishvili was an Honoured Scientist (1969), Georgian philologist, professor. He graduated from Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Philology (1928). He worked at Tbilisi State University and pedagogical institutes in Batumi and Telavi. Since 1942, he was a scientific worker at Shota Rustaveli State Institute for the History of Georgian Literature. Afterwards (1948-79), he was Head of the Textology Department at the same institute.
10 November – Kirion II, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, was born
His Holiness and Beatitude Kirion II (Giorgi Sadzaglishvili) was born in the village of Kvemo Nikozi, Gori district, in 1855. He was a famous Georgian scientist, religious and public person, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia in 1917-1918. The Georgian Holy Synod canonized him in 2002. He was writing under the pseudonyms of Iverieli and Nikozieli. He graduated from the clerical seminaries of Tbilisi (1876) and Kiev (Kyiv) (1880); soon he was appointed a deputy inspector of the Odessa Seminary.
12 November – Leo Antadze was born
Leo Antadze, a famous Georgian actor was born in Tbilisi in 1932. He graduated from Tbilisi Boys’ Secondary School in 1951. Later, he graduated from Shota Rustaveli State Theatre Institute, Faculty of Acting (1955).
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