LUARSAB I( Governor of Georgia)
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Biography LUARSAB I
Luarsab I (1527-1556). In 1527 Luarsab with the king of western Georgia Bagrat III became king of Kartli Luarsab understood the danger fragmented Georgia. Iran and Turkey have fought for dominance over Georgia. Luarsaba worried about the fate not only of Kartli, but also throughout Georgia. He realized that we needed a robust and reliable alliance of all the kings and princes of Georgia. Luarsab Bagrat and acted in concert: in 1535 Bagrat III subdued Samtskhe, and Luarsab I took Javakheti. Unfortunately, the other Georgian princes and kings are not supported Luarsaba and Bagrat.
In 1541 Shah Tamaz invaded Kartli. The enemy came to Tbilisi and took his. King, meanwhile his family was in Mtskheta, at the funeral of their young Chi-na. The king gave Tamaz patrizanskuyu war and inflicted tremendous losses.
In 1547 Qyzylbashs ruined Javakheti and Kvemo Kartli. But Luarsab not stop fighting.
In 1551 Shah Tamaz the third time, entered Samtskhe. Great sacrifice he was able to take Options dziyu where refuge supporters Luarsaba - Meskhi. Varzdia was looted, but is there Georgians, among them monks, have been destroyed. After this check sent in Kartli bandit detachments, but Luarsaba they failed to capture. King had Kyzyl-basham stubborn resistance.
In 1554 Shah Tamaz the fourth time invaded Kar-aphid.
Shah Tamaz dealt a strong blow Kartli, but ultimately failed to subdue him. King Luarsab not stop fighting for every inch of the Georgian land.
In 1556, in Kartli invaded Karabakh Beglarbeg. The battle took place near the village of Garisi. Georgian troops commanded by the son of Luarsaba Simon. The enemy was defeated and turned to flight. One of the retreating troops happened to be on the hill, where the king Luarsab observed the battle. Despite his advanced age, the king did not flinch and bravely took the fight, but his horse stumbled and fell. At this moment arrived, Qyzylbashs and mortally wounded king. Luarsaba buried with great honors in Mtskheta.