GEORGE VIII( Governor of Georgia)
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Biography GEORGE VIII
Giorgi VIII (1446-1466). In 1446 the king was George VIII, son of Alexander I. In the 50th years of the XV century in Europe began to create large antiosmanskaya coalition, which was supposed to enter and Georgia. For this purpose, came to Georgia, Ambassador of the Pope Pius II, Louis Bolonieli. King George VIII and Georgian princes expressed his consent to participate in the coalition and sent an embassy to Louis.
. While there was the idea of creating an anti-Ottoman coalition, the king and princes maintain peaceful relations among themselves, but after the failure of the idea of peace has broken
. In 1462 rebelled against the king of Imereti eristav Bagrat. In 1463, in battle Chihorskoy King George VIII was defeated and Bagrat declared himself king of Imereti.
In 1465 George VIII lost the Battle of Paravani with samtshiyskim prince quarter-quarter and was taken prisoner. This vospol infor-king of Imereti and became Bagrat TDR-Lisi. Quarquare freed King George VIII in the hope that Bagrat and George in a mutual struggle will suffer great damage and weaken each other.
The only thing that managed George VIII-th - that prevail in Kakheti. Here he reigned under the name George I. In order to strengthen his power George I carried out an administrative reform - abolishing eristavstva and divided the country into smaller units, headed by set Mouravi. Militarily, the country was divided into four sadrosho (Province). In contrast, Kartli and Imereti, headed each sadrosho he placed bishops Bod-whites, Rustveli, Alaverdeli and Nekreseli, who are subordinate to the king, and were loyal to him than Tawada - princes. In 1476 George died.