Bakradze, Dmitrii Zakhar’evich
Born Oct. 26 (Nov. 7), 1826; died Feb. 10 (22), 1890. Georgian historian, ethnographer, and archaeologist. Corresponding member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences.
Bakradze was a representative of the bourgeois-democratic trend in Georgian historiography. He was in charge of the work to collect sources on Georgian history. Upon his initiative a museum containing a rich collection of literary remains was set up in Tiflis. He participated in the editing of the five-volume Documents of the Caucasian Ar-chaeographic Commission and was one of the organizers of the fifth all-Russian Archaeological Congress (Tiflis, 1881). The most distinguished of his books include The Caucasus in Ancient Writings of Christianity (1875), and Archaeological Travels in Guriia and Adchara (1878).