Levan( King of Kakheti)
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Levan (1518-1574) - the king of Kakheti. In 1518 Kahetian lords built Le Wang kahetsky on the imperial throne. In 1520 at the Battle of Magar Levan defeated the king of Kartli. Levan was taking steps to strengthen his kingdom and to this end in 1521 went to campaign in Shaki. Shaka was a vassal country of Iran, the Shah so assumed its defense. He sent the army against Kakheti Levan and was forced to obey qizilbash, resulting in Kakheti became a vassal state Sefe-species. All efforts directed at Levan, in order not to aggravate relations with Iran in order to avoid the devastating invasions of Kakheti, and he got his way: his reign of peace reigned in the country and life was spent in the kingdom peacefully. Levan subdued Pshavs, Khevsurs and men of Tushino. He also established relations with Shamhalom.
In 1551 Shah Tamaz took Shaka and added it to Cefevidskomu Iran. In this struggle, the Shah helped and Levan.
In 1556, a sign of their loyalty to the Shah Levan sent his son hostage Iese. Iese turned to Islam and named Isa Khan. Shah appointed him the ruler of Shaki. Three years Iese rejected Muslim-tion, and decided to return to the Kakheti region, but was captured and imprisoned in the fortress of Alamut.
In 1561, the king kahetsky Levan established diplomatic relations with Ivan the Terrible.
In 1574, the king of Kakheti Levan died