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23 June - Hamlet Gonashvili was born
Hamlet Gonashvili was a soloist of the State Ensemble of Georgian Folk Song and Dance in 1953-69. He was famous for his distinguished, beautiful, soft voice and virtuosity and taste.
26 June - Nikoloz Chachava was born
Nikoloz Chachava was born in Kutaisi, in 1901. His first book was published in his home town, in a magazine for youth The Emblem of Advance (1919). His first collection of poems (Songs for Life) appeared in 1984. Nikoloz Chachava worked also as a children’s writer.
6 July – Zurab Chumburidze was born
A Georgian philologist and essayist, Zurab Chumburidze was born in the village of Simoneti (Terdjola district), in 1926. In 1949, he graduated from Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Philology. From 1985, he is Head of Text Studies Department of the Shota Rustaveli State Institute for the Georgian Literature.
2 July - Besarion Jgenti was born
Besarion Jgenti was born in 1903. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics (Section of Legal Sciences), Tbilisi State University, in 1926. He is famous for his literary criticism, monographs and scientific works about modern Georgian literature. He received a degree of Doctor of Philology in 1975.
3 July - Anatoly Balabuev was born
Anatoly Balabuev, Russian by origin, was born in the village of Manglisi in 1889. He graduated from the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, Kiev University, in 1914. 1915-1916 he lectured at the Women’s Higher Courses. 1916-1918 Balabuev served in army; afterwards, he was teaching and researching at various institutions in Tbilisi.
4 July - Guram Rcheulishvili was born
Guram Rcheulishvili was born in Tbilisi in 1934. He graduated from the Faculty of History, Tbilisi State University. His first short stories were published in the magazine Tsiskari in 1957 and received much attention from Georgian readers.
9 July – Zurab Lejava was born
The Georgian painter Zurab Lejava was born in Tbilisi in 1925. In 1950, he graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Art, Faculty of Graphics. In 1952-55, Lejava was an Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Metsniereba da Teknika, and in 1955-58, an Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Drosha. Lejava was teaching in Tbilisi State Academy of Art. In 1958, he became a Professor of Graphic Design. Later, he became Head of the Chair of Industrial Graphics.
13 July - Sandro Shanshiashvili was born
Sandro Shanshiashvili was born in the village of Jugaani in Signagi in 1888. He received a primary education in his home village, later went to parochial school of the Khisri Monastery, but he was soon released because of his antireligious points of view. In 1905-1906, he studied at the private art school in Tbilisi, where Oscar Schmerling was teaching. The school was soon closed because of financial hardship and Shanshiashvili went to the Georgian Gymnasium.
16 July – Avtandil Makharadze was born
Avtandil Makharadze was born in Tbilisi, in 1943. He graduated from Shota Rustaveli State Theatre Institute, Faculty of Acting (class of A. Tavzarashvili). Avtandil Makharadze worked at the Rustaveli Theater. He won many prizes, among them a Prize of Chicago International Festival (1987), Nika Award (Russia, 1987), Tbilisi International Golden Eagle Film Festival (1993).
21 July – David Guramishvili was born
A Georgian poet David Guramishvili was born in the village of Gorisubani into the Georgian princely family of Guramishvilis in 1705. The information regarding his early life is scarce. David Guramishvili is the first Georgian poet whose main subject of the work was his autobiography in the historical context.
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