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8 June - Giorgi Aradeli-Ishkhneli was born
Giorgi Aradeli was born in the village of Aradeti, in 1882. He studied at Tbilisi Second Gymnasium. 1903-08 he studied Law at the University of Odessa. In the same period, he attended the drama classes by A. Dolinov (1906). , realism, and artistic cogency.
10 June - Merab Berdzenishvili was born
Merab Berdzenishvili was born in Tbilisi in 1929. He graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts (1956). Later, he began to teach at the same institution and, in 1988, became a professor. His main field of work is monumental sculpture. His works are distinguished by dynamism and expressiveness. Among his important works are: Rustaveli (1956); Vakhtang Gorgasali (1958, the Second Prize); monumental works: David Guramishvili (1965), Giorgi Saakadze (1971), Medea (1968), Muse (1971), etc.
14 June - Iakob Gogebashvili was born
Georgian pedagogue, publicist and scholar, founder of professional pedagogy in Georgia, born to a priest’s family, Gogebashvili studied at seminaries in Gori, Tbilisi and Kiev, in 1858-1863. On returning to Georgia, he began teaching at Tbilisi Seminary in 1863, and, later, became an academic supervisor. He was actively involved in the national liberation movement and became a close associate of Ilia Chavchavadze, Akaki Tsereteli and other members of political group Pirveli Dasi.
15 June - Boris Tsipuria was born
People’s artist of Georgia was born in 1933. He is one of the distinguished representatives of Georgian cinema. His heroes gain a big popularity in Georgia as well as in foreign countries. His talented were designated by the foreign film Stars, when they watched a film Sherekilebi (by Giorgi Shengelaia) on the Moscow world film festival.
18 June - Sergo Zakariadze was born
Sergo Zakariadze was a laureate of the Shota Rustaveli State Prize (1971) and Lenin Prize (1966). In 1926, he began to work at the Rustaveli Theater in Tbilisi; 1928, he became an actor of the Kote Marjanishvili Theater in Kutaisi (later, Kote Marjanishvili State Academy Theater). In 1956 Zakariadze returned to Rustaveli State Academy Theater and 1969-71 was the creative director of the theater.
24 June - Marijan (Mariam Tkemeladze-Aleksidze) was born
Mariam Tkemaladze-Aleksidze (better known by her pen name “Marijan”) was born to the noble family in Tbilisi, in 1890. She finished Tbilisi Women Gymnasium in 1908. She began to write at the early age, her first poem Tba (“Lake”) appeared in 1916.
27 June - Evgeni Mikeladze was born
Evgeni Mikeladze was born in Tbilisi, in 1903. He graduated from Tbilisi State Conservatory. 1931-37, he worked as a conductor for Zakaria Paliashvili State Opera and Ballet Theater (from 1933 he worked as a main conductor, from 1937 as a creative director). In 1932, he founded a Conservatory Student Orchestra. 1933-37, he was a manager of the Georgian State Symphonic Orchestra. Evgeni Mikeladze virtuously worked in two musical genres – opera and symphony. Under his leadership, symphonic music became very popular in Georgia.
28 June - Ekaterine Gabashvili was born
Ekaterine Gabashvili was born in Gori. She graduated from a private boarding school in Tbilisi and became active in the national movement underway in the 1860s. She was influenced by Ilia Chavchavadze and other members of the Tergdaleulni group (“those who had drunk from the Terek River”), and her works concentrated on social and cultural issues of contemporary Georgian society.
29 June - Paolo Iashvili was born
Paolo Iashvili was born on 29 June, 1894 (in some sources 2 August, 1892). He was born in the village of Argveti, Sachkhere region. In 1900, he began to study in Kutaisi Classical Gymnasium, where his future friends Titsian Tabidze and Valerian Gaprindashvili were studying. He wanted to become a painter, so he went to Paris and began to study at the Institute of Art (Louvre). Later, he became interested in poetry, especially in the French Symbolism.
30 June - The Georgian Historical-Ethnographic Society was founded
The Georgian Historical-Ethnographic Society was founded on the initiative of Ekvtime Takaishvili on the base of the Circle for Art-Lovers, in 1907. The society has historical, ethnographic, linguistic, and numismatic departments.
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