Nugzar Bagration-Gruzinsky Pretender Born August 25, 1950
Title(s) Prince Bagration-Gruzinsky Throne(s) claimed Georgia Pretend from 1984 - present Monarchy abolished 1800 Last monarch George XII of Georgia Connection with great-great-great grandson Royal House Bagrationi Father Prince Petre Bagration-Gruzinski Mother Liya Mgeladze Spouse Leila Kipiani Children Princess Anna
Predecessor Petre Bagration-Gruzinski
Prince Nugzar Bagration-Gruzinsky (born August 25, 1950, in Tbilisi, Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic) is the head of the deposed House of Gruzinsky and represents its claim to the former crown of Georgia.
Prince Nugzar is the son of Prince Petre Bagration-Gruzinsky of Georgia (1920–1984), a prominent poet and claimant to the headship of the Georgian dynasty from 1939 until his death, and his second wife Liya Mgeladze (b. 8 August 1926). Prince Nugzar is the director of the Tbilisi theatre of cinema artists.
On 18 December 2007, Nugzar met with Kristiina Ojuland, the Vice-President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) at the Mariott-Tbilisi Hotel in which Ojuland "paid homage to the Bagrationi dynasty, which has made an extraordinary contribution in support of Georgia". 
Prince Nugzar is the senior descendant by primogeniture in the male line of George XII, the last King of Georgia to reign. Historian Raul Chagunava, who has researched the Bagrationi family, believes Bagration-Gruzinsky is the rightful heir to the throne, and Nino Bagrationi, a 90-year-old direct descendant of King Solomon II of Imereti, also recognizes the claim of Bagration-Gruzinsky.
Nugzar was married to Leila Kipiani (b. Tbilisi July 16, 1947) on February 10, 1971 and they have two daughters:
- Princess Anna Bagration-Gruzinsky, b. Tbilisi November 1, 1976. Married firstly to Grigoriy Malania and had two daughters with him, Irina and Miriam Malania, and secondly, to Prince David Bagration of Mukhrani with whom she has a son, Giorgi (see below).
- Princess Maya Bagration-Gruzinsky, b. Tbilisi January 2, 1978. She married Nikolai Chichinadze and has two children with him, Themour and Anna Chichinadze.
Nugzar's daughter, Princess Anna, a divorced teacher and journalist with two daughters, married Prince David Bagration of Mukhrani, on 8 February 2009 at the Tbilisi Sameba Cathedral. The marriage united the Gruzinsky and Mukhrani branches of the Georgian royal family, and drew a crowd of 3,000 spectators, officials, and foreign diplomats, as well as extensive coverage by the Georgian media.
The dynastic significance of the wedding lay in the fact that, amidst the turmoil in political partisanship that has roiled Georgia since its independence in 1991, Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia publicly called for restoration of the monarchy as a path toward national unity in October 2007. Although this led some politicians and parties to entertain the notion of a Georgian constitutional monarchy, competition arose among the old dynasty's princes and supporters, as historians and jurists debated which Bagrationi has the strongest hereditary right to a throne that has been vacant for two centuries. Although some Georgian monarchists support the Gruzinsky branch's claim, others support that of the re-patriated Mukhrani branch. Both branches descend in unbroken, legitimate male line from the medieval kings of Georgia down to Constantine II of Georgia who died in 1505.
Whereas the Bagration-Mukhrani were a cadet branch of the former Royal House of Kartli, they became the genealogically seniormost line of the Bagrationi family in the early 20th century: yet the elder branch had lost the rule of Kartli by 1724. Meanwhile, the Bagration-Gruzinsky line, although junior to the Princes of Mukhrani genealogically , reigned over the kingdom of Kakheti, re-united the two realms in the kingdom of Kartli-Kakheti in 1762, and did not lose sovereignty until Russian annexation in 1800.
Prince David Bagrationi-Mukhraneli is the only member of his branch who retains Georgian citizenship and residence since the death of his father, Prince George, in 2008. Aside from an unmarried elder brother who left Georgia to resume living in Spain, Prince David is the heir male of the Bagrationi family, while the bride's father is the most senior descendant of the last Bagrationi to reign over the united kingdom of Georgia. Since Nugzar and Princes Peter and Eugene Bagrationi-Gruzinsky are the last patrilineal males descended from King George XII, and all three were born before 1950, their branch verges on extinction. But the marriage between Nugzar Gruzinsky's heiress and the Mukhrani heir resolves their rivalry for the claim to the throne, which has recently divided Georgian monarchists. A son born of this marriage would eventually become both the heir male of the House of Bagrationi and the heir general of George XII of Georgia: That son, Prince Giorgi, was born to the couple in September 2011 and is Nugzar's only grandson.
Nugzar's patriline is his descent from father to son. The Bagratid origin of David Soslan, king consort of Queen Tamar Bagrationi, is doubtful, although their descendants continued to reckon themselves members of her dynasty and rulers born of this lineage may have been descendants of some earlier rulers of the same lands. Ossetian-originated sources in Caucasia indicate that David Soslan was from the Alan family of Tsarasanta. The male line follows the feudal House of Gruzinsky, the Kings of Kartli, the Kings of Georgia and, by some reckoning, the early monarchs of Caucasian Iberia. David Soslan flourished in the last decades of the 12th century, which means that Prince Nugzar, through Kartli-Kakheti's last reigning monarch, King George XIII, has a patriline of at least 800 years.
- Smbat I Bagratuni d. 314
- Bagrat Bagratuni d. aft. 353
- Smbat II Bagratuni d. 367/374
- Sahak Bagratuni d. aft. 389
- Smbat III Bagratuni d. aft. 420
- Tiroç Bagratuni d. 450/451
- Sahak II Bagratuni d. 482
- Spandiat Bagratuni d. aft. 505
- Varaz-Tiroç Bagratuni
- Manuel Bagratuni d. c. 560/570
- Smbat IV Bagratuni d. 616/617
- Varaz-Tiroç I Bagratuni d. 646
- Smbat V Bagration d. 672
- Ashot I Bagratuni d. 689
- Smbat VI Bagratuni d. 726
- Ashot III Bagratuni d. 762
- Vasak Bagratuni d. aft. 770
- Adarnase Bagratuni, d. 779
- Ashot I of Iberia, d. 826/830
- Bagrat I of Iberia, d. 876
- David I of Iberia, d. 881
- Adarnase IV of Iberia, d. 923
- Sumbat I of Iberia, d. 958
- Bagrat II of Iberia, 937 – 994
- Gurgen of Georgia, d. 1008
- Bagrat III of Georgia, 960 – 1014
- George I of Georgia, 998 – 1027
- Bagrat IV of Georgia, 1018–1072
- George II of Georgia, 1054–1112
- David IV of Georgia, 1073–1125
- Demetre I of Georgia, 1093–1156
- George III of Georgia, d. 1184
- Queen Tamar of Georgia, 1160–1213
- George IV of Georgia, 1191–1223, whose father was David Soslan, son of Djadaron of Ossetia and grandson of Athom of Ossetia, whose parents may have been David, King of Ossetia, and wife Rusudan of Georgia, daughter of King David IV "the Builder" of Georgia, grandparents David and wife, daughter of the King of Ossetia, and whose great-grandfather may have been Demetre, anti-King of Georgia (d. c. 1053), the only son of the second marriage of George I of Georgia, 998 - 1027 (above)
- David VII of Georgia, 1215–1270
- Demetre II of Georgia, 1259–1289
- George V of Georgia, 1286–1346
- David IX of Georgia, d. 1393
- Bagrat V of Georgia, d. 1393
- Constantine I of Georgia, 1369–1412
- Alexander I of Georgia, 1389–1446
- George VIII of Georgia, d. 1476
- Alexander I of Kakheti, d. 1511
- George II of Kakheti, d. 1513
- Levan I of Kakheti, d. 1574
- Alexander II of Kakheti, d. 1605
- David I of Kakheti, d. 1602
- Teimuraz I of Kakheti, d. 1663
- Prince David of Kakheti, d. 1648
- Erekle I of Kakheti, d. 1709
- Teimuraz II of Kakheti, d. 1762
- Erekle II of Georgia, d. 1798
- George XII of Georgia, d. 1800
- Prince Bagrat Bagrationi of Georgia, d. 1841
- Prince Alexander of Georgia, d. 1865
- Prince Peter of Georgia, d. 1922
- Prince Petre Bagration-Gruzinsky of Georgia d. 1984
- Prince Nugzar Bagration-Gruzinsky of Georgia
- ^ See also David Bagrationi of Moukrani
- ^ http://www.reform.ee/kandidaat/UserFiles/Image/Galeriid/Too/Nugzar_of_Georgia.JPG
- ^ Kristiina Ojuland - Kokkuvõtte Gruusia visiidist
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- ^ a b c Time for a King for Georgia?
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Prince Nugzar Bagration-Gruzinsky
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Nugzar Bagration-GruzinskyBorn: August 25 1950
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