Chichinadze, Konstantin Archilovich

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Chichinadze, Konstantin Archilovich


Born May 6 (18), 1891, in the village of Khimshi, in what is now Ambrolauri Raion, Georgian SSR; died June 21, 1960, in Tbilisi. Soviet Georgian poet and translator.

Chichinadze was educated at the University of Tiflis. His poetry was first published in 1908. He translated The Tale of Igor’s Campaign, David of Sasun, Das Nibelungenlied, Dante’s The Divine Comedy, and works by 19th-century Russian and Western European poets. Chichinadze’s research on Rustaveli is well known; in 1934 he published a critical edition of Rustaveli’s narrative poem The Man in the Panther’s Skin.


[Chichinaze, K.] Rch’euli: [Lek’sebi da poemebi]. Tbilisi, 1965.


Baramidze, A., Sh. Radiani, and B. Zhgenti. Istoriia gruzinskoi literatury. Tbilisi, 1958.
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