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Lasha Talakhadze
(Weightlifter)
Lasha Talakhadze
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sachkhere
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Katie Melua
(British-Georgian singer-songwriter)
Katie Melua
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 16, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kutaisi
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Joseph Stalin
(Soviet Political Leader & Dictator Who Led the Soviet Union from 1922 Until His Death in 1953)
Joseph Stalin
202
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 18, 1878
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gori
Died: March 5, 1953

Controversial Russian dictator, Joseph Stalin, ruled the Soviet Union for around 25 years from 1929 to 1953 and is credited for making it a prominent industrial and military power of the world. During the Second World War, his army defeated the Nazis too. However, his regime was also one of terror and brutality where numerous Soviet citizens lost their lives.

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Khatia Buniatishvili
(Georgian-French Concert Pianist)
Khatia Buniatishvili
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 21, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Batumi

Khatia Buniatishvili is a Georgian-French pianist. Buniatishvili has been playing since the age of three and gave her first concert when she was just six years old. She then went on to play at an international stage at the age of 10. Buniatishvili is known for her association with Sony Classical, which has produced many of her solo piano albums.

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Kato Svanidze
(First Wife of Joseph Stalin)
Kato Svanidze
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 2, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Died: November 22, 1907

Ekaterine "Kato" Svanidze, a shy girl from a poor Georgian family, was the first of Joseph Stalin’s two wives. Stalin, then 24, fell in love with a 16-year-old Kato while studying together at the Tiflis Spiritual Seminary. She died a year after the birth of their son, Yakov.

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Demna Gvasalia
(The creative director of Balenciaga and the co-founder of Vetements)
Demna Gvasalia
6
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sokhumi
 7 
Tamar of Georgia
(Queen)
Tamar of Georgia
0
Birthdate: 1160 AD
Birthplace: Mtskheta
Died: January 18, 1213
 8 
Nona Gaprindashvili
(Georgian Former Chess Player and the First Woman Ever to Be Awarded the FIDE Title Grandmaster)
Nona Gaprindashvili
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 3, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zugdidi
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Giga Chikadze
(Georgian Mixed Martial Artist and Former Kickboxer)
Giga Chikadze
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Sandro Mamukelashvili
(Basketball player)
Sandro Mamukelashvili
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 23, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
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Goga Bitadze
(Basketball player)
Goga Bitadze
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 20, 1999
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sagarejo
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
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Nikoloz Basilashvili
(Tennis player)
Nikoloz Basilashvili
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Eduard Shevardnadze
(Former President of Georgia)
Eduard Shevardnadze
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mamati
Died: July 7, 2014
 14 
Sergei Parajanov
(Soviet Film Director, Artist, and Screenwriter)
Sergei Parajanov
3
Birthdate: January 9, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Died: July 20, 1990

Sergey Yosifovich Paradzhanov was a Soviet film director, artist, and screenwriter. He is best remembered for making important contributions to world cinema with films like The Color of Pomegranates and Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors. Sergei Parajanov is widely regarded as one of the most influential and greatest filmmakers in cinema history.

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Merab Dvalishvili
(Mixed martial artist)
Merab Dvalishvili
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 16 
David IV of Georgia
(King)
David IV of Georgia
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Birthdate: 1073 AD
Birthplace: Kutaisi
Died: January 24, 1125
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Sopiko Guramishvili
(Georgian and Dutch Chess Player)
Sopiko Guramishvili
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tbilisi
 18 
Kakha Kaladze
(Politician, Footballer)
Kakha Kaladze
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Samtredia
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Merab Ninidze
(Actor)
Merab Ninidze
2
Birthdate: November 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 20 
Stand Watie
(General)
Stand Watie
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 12, 1806
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Calhoun
Died: September 9, 1871
 21 
Nodar Kumaritashvili
(Athlete)
Nodar Kumaritashvili
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Borjomi
Died: February 12, 2010
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Zaza Pachulia
(Basketball player)
Zaza Pachulia
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
 23 
Tornike Shengelia
(Basketball player)
Tornike Shengelia
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 24 
Maximus the Confessor
(Monk)
Maximus the Confessor
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0580 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: August 13, 0662
 25 
Zviad Gamsakhurdia
(President)
Zviad Gamsakhurdia
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 31, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Died: December 31, 1993
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Yakov Dzhugashvili
(Joseph Stalin's Son)
Yakov Dzhugashvili
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 18, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baji
Died: April 14, 1943
Yakov Dzhugashvili was the eldest child of Joseph Stalin. His mother, Stalin’s first wife, Kato Svanidze, passed away within months of his birth. He was a shy child and had attempted suicide several times. He was forced to join the army and eventually died in a German concentration camp.
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Lavrentiy Beria
(1st Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers)
Lavrentiy Beria
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 29, 1899
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Merkheuli
Died: December 23, 1953
Lavrentiy Beria was a Soviet politician and a Bolshevik. He became a premier under Stalin and played a major role during World War II. He later served as the minister of internal affairs and the first deputy chairman of the council of ministers, and oversaw his country’s atomic bomb project. 
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Tamta
(Singer)
Tamta
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tbilisi

Tamta is a Georgian-Greek singer who participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019 where she represented Cyprus with the song Replay; Tamta finished 13th in the contest. Over the years, Tamta has become a household name in Greece and Georgia, having appeared in popular TV shows like Super Idol Greece, X Factor Georgia, and The X Factor Greece.

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Nikoloz Tskitishvili
(Basketball player)
Nikoloz Tskitishvili
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
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Nazí Paikidze
(Georgian–American Chess Player)
Nazí Paikidze
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 27, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Irkutsk

Georgia-born Nazi Paikidze had earned four European Youth Chess Championships by the time she was 16. She is also a six-time World Youth Chess Championship winner. The Woman Grandmaster and International Master later moved to Moscow and then to the US, where she is currently studying information systems.

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Salome Zourabichvili
(President)
Salome Zourabichvili
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris
 32 
Boris Akunin
(Writer of detective and historical fiction)
Boris Akunin
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 20, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zestafoni
 33 
Petre Mshvenieradze
(Water polo player)
Petre Mshvenieradze
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Died: June 3, 2003
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 34 
Shota Rustaveli
(Pre-eminent poet of the Georgian Golden Age and one of the greatest contributors to Georgian literature)
Shota Rustaveli
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1160 AD
Birthplace: Rustavi
Died: 1220 AD
 35 
Mikheil Saakashvili
(President)
Mikheil Saakashvili
18
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tbilisi
 36 
Taurean Green
(Basketball player)
Taurean Green
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boca Raton
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Sophie Shevardnadze
(Journalist)
Sophie Shevardnadze
3
Birthdate: September 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tbilisi
 38 
Johnny Isakson
(Senator)
Johnny Isakson
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atlanta
 39 
Rouben Mamoulian
(Film director)
Rouben Mamoulian
2
Birthdate: October 8, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Died: December 4, 1987
 40 
Niko Pirosmanashvili
(Painter)
Niko Pirosmanashvili
2
Birthdate: May 5, 1862
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kakheti
Died: April 9, 1918
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Nikolay Tsiskaridze
(Ballet dancer)
Nikolay Tsiskaridze
2
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: December 31, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 42 
Baadur Jobava
(Georgian Chess Grandmaster)
Baadur Jobava
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gali
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Geno Petriashvili
(Wrestler)
Geno Petriashvili
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gori
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 44 
Liana Jojua
(Mixed martial artist)
Liana Jojua
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 45 
George Finn
(Actor)
George Finn
2
Birthdate: January 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Jordan Adams
(Basketball player)
Jordan Adams
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 8, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Atlanta Atlanta
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Tamara Toumanova
(Dancer)
Tamara Toumanova
2
Birthdate: March 2, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tyumen
Died: May 29, 1996

Tamara Toumanova was a Georgian-American ballet dancer and actress. She achieved international recognition at a young age when she came to be known as one of the Original Ballet Russe's Baby Ballerinas along with Irina Baronova and Tatiana Riabouchinska. She then performed across Europe and went on to establish herself as an actress, appearing as a dancer in several films. 

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Sam Nunn
(Politician)
Sam Nunn
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Macon
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Mamuka Gorgodze
(Georgian Former Rugby Union Player)
Mamuka Gorgodze
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Bera Ivanishvili
(Singer)
Bera Ivanishvili
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris