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BAGRAT V

( Governor of Georgia)

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Bagrat V (1360-1393). In 1360 the Georgian royal throne the son of David IX Bagrat V. In 1386 in Georgia invaded hordes Timurlenga. In the war with Tokhtamysh Timurlengom king Bagrat V made his choice on the Golden Horde and became its ally. Alliance Tokhtamysh with Georgia has Timurlenga into a rage and led to his first campaign in Georgia. Timurleng invaded Georgia in late autumn 1386. In the Caucasus mountains is covered with snow and Tokhtamysh could not help Bagrat. Wild Timurlenga besieged by hordes of Tbilisi after a brutal and bloody battle burst into the city. Bagrat himself king and queen Anna captured. The Mongols sacked the city, burned it and carried away untold wealth, including the famous library of the Georgian kings. Mongolian troops sent Timurlengom in different directions, continued to plunder and ravage the country.

Bagrat V, who was held captive by Tamerlane, was forced to accept Islam in order to escape from captivity. Timur let the king of Georgia, accompanied by the 12 thousandth of the Mongol army. Bagrat V secretly conspired with his son George, which accurately follow the instructions given his father and the Mongol army was completely destroyed. Naturally, from Timurlenga expected retaliation, so Bagrat began intensively to prepare for a meeting with fierce foe. The population had taken refuge in the mountains, the army was ready, the fortress securely fastened.

In 1387 Timur invaded the second time in Georgia, but in spite of fierce resistance, had enemies, the Georgians were defeated. However, to move farther inland Tamerlane did not, because he still had to subdue most of Iran. Furthermore Tamerlane received a message that Tokhtamysh joined in Azerbaijan, therefore, was forced to leave Georgia. In 1393 Bagrat V died.


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