Demeter II( Governor of Georgia)
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Biography Demeter II
Demetre II (825-861). Demetre II actively fought against the Byzantine influence in western Georgia. thrice defeated the Byzantine army. Located in western Georgia Diocese obey the Patriarch of Constantinople. Thanks to the great efforts of the kings Egrissko-Abkhazian kingdom at the turn of the IX-X centuries the diocese of western Georgia, obeyed Mtskheta Catholicos. This was a significant event: a prerequisite for the political unification of Georgia was a church reunification. This process began Demeter. Demeter had fought against the Arab commander of the Bug-Turk, when he invaded the eastern Georgia. But was defeated and retreated into western Georgia.