Alexander i Georgievich

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Alexander i Georgievich

 

Died 1511. King of Kakheti from 1492.

In need of allies in his struggle against Turkish and Iranian raiders who threatened Kakheti, Alexander I Geor-gievich reestablished ties between Georgian lands and the Russian state (the mission to Ivan III in 1491–92), which had existed since ancient times but had been broken by the Mongol conquest. At the start of the 16th century, he became the vassal of the Iranian shah Ismail I. He was killed as a result of court intrigues which grew out of the struggle between Turkey and Iran for Georgia.

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