Teimuraz II( King of Kakheti)
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Biography Teimuraz II
Teimuraz II (1744-1762) - the king of Kakheti. In 1744, Nadir Shah, king of Kartli approved Teimuraz and his son Heraclius, the king of Kakheti. October 1, 1745 Teimuraz II of the Christian rite was crowned king in Svetitskhoveli. After 1632 it was the first time on the throne of Kartli became king Christian.
The installation Teimuraz in Kartli, Kakheti in Eastern Georgia Irakli an actual united. Father and son pursue a common policy and acted in concert. After the war with Turkey, Nadir Shah, increased taxes on the enslaved countries, including those from Kartli and Kakheti, which caused the indignation of the peasants and rebellion against the Iranians. Rulers formed on the territory of Azerbaijan and Armenia to the Georgian kings khanates expressed its readiness to assist in anti-Iranian revolt. Fearful of losing allies in Teimuraz and Heraclius, Nadir Shah cut Kartli and Kakheti tribute to one quarter. Shah summoned by Heraclius, but the king Teimuraz left son in Georgia, and personally appeared before the Shah. In 1747, Nadir was killed by conspirators, so Teimuraz found in Iran, the new Shah. After the death of Nadir in Iran, a struggle for the throne of Shah. None of the pretenders to the throne of the Shah could not long hold on the throne of. For a short time seized the throne and son Teimuraz Adil Shah. Iran to Teimuraz treated with great honor and respect, because we knew that behind him a considerable military force. Teimuraz also tried in their interest to use the situation. In 1749 Teimuraz returned the check with the charter, under which Kazakhstan-Borchalo been transferred under Kartli-Kakheti.
. In 1758 Teimuraz II, Irakli II and Solomon, I have concluded an alliance, which should have been helping each other in case of enemy attack.
. Despite the fact that Teimuraz and Irakli dealt with their opponents and considerably strengthened the kingdom, yet the situation was not stable
. It was not ruled out the resumption of aggression by Iran, so they needed a strong ally. An ally father and son saw the face of Russia. In 1760 Teimuraz himself went to Russia. He suggested that Russia's Emperor interesting plan: special forces of Georgia was to invade Iran and put the Shah on the throne of Russia desired candidate. But while Russia was at war with Prussia and all her attention was engaged in war. King Teimuraz II in 1762, Mr.. died in St. Petersburg. He was buried in Astrakhan near Vakhtang VI.