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Vakhtang VI

( Kartalinsky King, writer and legislator)

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(1675 - 1737), occupies a prominent place among the cultural leaders of Georgia. The son of Levan, brother Kartalinsky King George XI, Vakhtang VI, another 15-year-old boys had been held hostage in Persia, and then participated in the uprising against Heraclius I, and 28 year of his life he was appointed governor of Kartalinia during the absence of the Gurk King Khan. Board Vakhtang lasted 8 years (1703 - 1711), but this time he did much for cultural development. He founded the first printing press in Tbilisi, which were printed liturgical and secular books. Expert on Oriental languages, Vakhtang translated from the Persian "Kalila and Dimna" (with SS. Orbeliani), "Amir-Nasarian" or "Will Sham-Kira his son," Knowledge Creation ", the works astrological content (" Stargazer "," Tala-Masala "," Ramli "), finally," Timsariani "- a story about seven sages. Wrote poems and transcribed in the poetic form "Socrates replies," translated into Georgian Air. Turkestanashvili. On his initiative, distilled into a set of Georgian chronicle information in one code in effect since time immemorial laws and customs. Drew up Kartlis-Tskhovreba Dastulama and The Code of King Vakhtang. Deprived of the throne, he then sought refuge in Persia, then Turkey, then in Russia, which moved in 1724, Mr.. after unsuccessful participation in the Persian campaign of Peter the Great. Peter he was not found alive, and only in 1728, Mr.. on his petition to help Georgia Highest Vakhtang was commanded to go to the Caucasus. On the way he fell ill in Astrakhan, where he died in 1737, Mr.. He was buried in the local catholic church. - See. Correspondence of the Georgian kings sovereigns with Russia (St. Petersburg, 1861); "Hist. de la Georgie ", t. II; Soloviev "History of Russia", t. XVIII (Moscow, 1868); Khakhanov "Essays on the goods. words. "in. III. A. Khakhanov.

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