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5 July - Zaal Kakhiani was born
Zaal Kakhiani was born in 1927 inTbilisi. 1951-63, Zaal Kakhiani was an aspirant at the Institute of Surgery, later he became a docent of the Chair of Urgent Surgery (1960). He was a head of the Chair in 1960. His dissertation was Correlation between Tumors and Inflammations. (1953). Zaal Kakhiani defended a doctoral thesis on Etiology of Portal Hypertension, Its Pathogenesis and Treatment (1966). In 1962-72, he was a Deputy Minister of Healthcare.
1 July - Oskar Schmerling was born
A distinguished painter, master of drawing, caricaturist and teacher, Oskar Schmerling was born in Tbilisi, to the family of a military person, in 1863. He had a very sharp eye and a good sense of humor from his early childhood and it was the reason why he was very successful at painting caricatures. It was his most fruitful field of his multifaceted creativity.
7 July - Chola Lomtatidze was born
Chola Lomtatidze was born in 1879, in Chokhatauri. He was a revolutionary, a delegate of the 4th and 5th RSDLP assembly, also a member of the 2th State council of the Russian empire, but, in 1907, the council was abolished and all its members arrested.
8 July – Artur Leist was born
Artur Leist was born in Breslau, in 1852. Leist was a distinguished linguist and essayist, so after his graduation from the university, he was invited by Polish and German publishing houses. In 1876, he moved to Lodz where he made friends with Boleslaw Prus and Henryk Sienkiewicz. Leist was interested in the Georgian culture and history from his youth.
12 July – Irakli Kvirikadze was born
A famous Georgian film producer and playwright, an Honored Art Worker of Georgia (1983), Irakli Kvirikadze was born in 1939. He graduated from Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Journalism, in 1964. He also graduated from the USSR State Film Institute in 1969. He produced a film The Decisive Step based on his own scenario in the Mosfilm film studio (1966). Kvirikadze produced many films for Georgian Television Film Studio: The Pitcher (1970), In the Mountains of Pamir (1971), Concert 72 (1972), A Toast (1973) etc.
19 May – Vladimir Mayakovsky was born
Russian poet, playwright, founder of the Russian Futurism, Vladimir Mayakovsky was born, in the village of Bagdati, Georgia, in 1893. His father, Vladimir, worked in forestry; his mother, Alexandra, was of Cossack descent. In 1902, Mayakovsky went to the Kutaisi Gymnasium.
11 August – Giorgi Nikoladze was born
Giorgi Nikoladze – a mathematician, metallurgist, one of the founders of the Georgian Geographic Society, athlete – was born to the family of the Georgian athlete N. Nikoladze, in 1888. In 1913, he graduated from Petersburg Technological University. In 1913-16, he worked at Tula-Kosaya-Gora’s Cast Iron Flant and Yuzovka (Donetsk) Metallurgical Factory, in 1916-18 in Enakievo Metallurgical Factory.
14 August – Julieta Vashakmadze was born
Julieta Vashakmadze was born in Tbilisi, in 1933. She studied at Tbilisi First Woman School, which she finished successfully in 1952. Later, she graduated from the Georgian Polytechnic Institute, Faculty of Architecture. She was still a student when Sergo Zakariadze – a famous Georgian actor – noticed her talent and advised her to study acting. So, at the same time, she studied in Shota Rustaveli Theatre Institute, Faculty of Acting.
14 September – Eliso Virsaladze was born
Eliso Virsaladze – a famous Georgian pianist, People’s Artist of Georgia – was born in Tbilisi, in 1942. She was a laureate of Shota Rustaveli State Prize as well as of Schumann International Competition (Zwickau, 1966) and the World Youth Vienna Musical Festival (1962).
15 September – Irakli (Jano) Bagrationi was born
Irakli Bagrationi – a Georgian dancer, choreographer, singer – was born in 1909. He was a solo dancer of Zakaria Paliashvili Tbilisi State Opera and Ballet Theatre (1933-46); he was awarded the title of the Georgian USSR People Artist (1967).
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