Georgian

Georgia is a country with a rich cultural history and Georgians over the past several centuries have made major contributions to the world in different fields. King David IV and Queen Tamar are among the most significant historical figures in Georgia as the Kingdom of Georgia saw its Golden Age during their reign. In the ensuing centuries, the kingdom saw numerous major political conquests before finally becoming a unitary semi-presidential republic. Social revolutionary and journalist Noe Zhordania created history by becoming the 1st President of Democratic Republic of Georgia. Besides having a vibrant political history, the nation is also famous for having produced famous religious and academic figures like Grigol Peradze, Elie Melia, Ilia II, Grigol Tsereteli, and Mikheil Tsereteli. Talking of its cultural figures, famous Georgian artist Iago Dekanozishvili is renowned worldwide for reviving the prized art form Georgian cloisonne enamelwork. Musically rich and diverse, the country has been home to revered composers like Bidzina Kvernadze, Zurab Nadarejshvili, and Zakaria Paliashvili who have enriched the world of music with their rare talent. Read on to learn more about the life and works of famous Georgians hailing from diverse fields and occupations.

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 1 Arn Anderson

Arn Anderson.
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: September 20, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Georgia, United States

 2 Zaza Pachulia

Zaza Pachulia.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
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 3 Katie Melua

Katie Melua.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: British-Georgian singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 16, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kutaisi

 4 Lavrentiy Beria

Lavrentiy Beria.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 29, 1899
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Merkheuli, Georgia, Russian Empire
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. 

 5 Khatia Buniatishvili

Khatia Buniatishvili.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: June 21, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Batumi, Adjar SSR, Georgian SSR, USSR

 6 Aram Khachaturian

Aram Khachaturian
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: June 6, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Died: May 1, 1978

 7 Lasha Talakhadze

Lasha Talakhadze
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: October 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sachkhere, Georgia
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 8 Nikoloz Basilashvili

Nikoloz Basilashvili
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: February 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia

 9 Elena Satine

Elena Satine.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia

Elena Satine is a Georgian-American singer and actress known for playing important roles in American TV series, such as Magic City, Revenge, and The Gifted. She is also known for playing superhero characters, such as Mera and Lorelei in Smallville and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. respectively.

 10 Sam Nunn

Sam Nunn
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States

 11 Tigran Petrosian

Tigran Petrosian
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Chess player, Writer, Journalist
Birthdate: June 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Died: August 13, 1984

 12 Mikheil Saakashvili

Mikheil Saakashvili
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President
Birthdate: December 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tbilisi

 13 Giga Chikadze

Giga Chikadze
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: August 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgian

 14 Tamar of Georgia

Tamar of Georgia
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 1160 AD
Birthplace: Mtskheta, Georgia
Died: January 18, 1213

 15 Merab Dvalishvili

Merab Dvalishvili
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: January 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia

 16 Kakha Kaladze

Kakha Kaladze
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Politician, Footballer
Birthdate: February 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Samtredia

 17 Nodar Kumaritashvili

Nodar Kumaritashvili
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: November 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Borjomi, Georgia
Died: February 12, 2010

 18 Goga Bitadze

Goga Bitadze
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 20, 1999
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sagarejo, Georgia

 19 Bera Ivanishvili

Bera Ivanishvili
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France

 20 Sopiko Guramishvili

Sopiko Guramishvili
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: January 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union

 21 Sergey Yosifovich Paradzhanov

Sergey Yosifovich Paradzhanov
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: January 9, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
Died: July 20, 1990

 22 Sergei Witte

Sergei Witte
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: politician
Birthdate: June 17, 1849
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Died: March 13, 1915

 23 Eduard Shevardnadze

Eduard Shevardnadze
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Georgia
Birthdate: January 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mamati, Georgia
Died: July 7, 2014

 24 Stand Watie

Stand Watie
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: General
Birthdate: December 12, 1806
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Calhoun, Georgia
Died: September 9, 1871

 25 Nebahat Çehre

Nebahat Çehre
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Samsun, Turkey

 26 David IV of Georgia

David IV of Georgia
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1073 AD
Birthplace: Kutaisi, Georgia
Died: January 24, 1125

 27 Nona Gaprindashvili

Nona Gaprindashvili
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: May 3, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zugdidi, Georgia

 28 Liana Jojua

Liana Jojua
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: March 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia

 29 Maximus the Confessor

Maximus the Confessor
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Monk
Birthdate: 0580 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: August 13, 0662

 30 Tornike Shengelia

Tornike Shengelia
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia

 31 Tamta

Tamta
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia

 32 Merab Ninidze

Merab Ninidze
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgian

 33 Nazi Paikidze

Nazi Paikidze
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: October 27, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Irkutsk, Russia

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.

 34 Yakov Dzhugashvili

Yakov Dzhugashvili.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Joseph Stalin's Son
Birthdate: March 18, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baji, Kutais Governorate
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.

 35 Sergo Ordzhonikidze

Sergo Ordzhonikidze
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 24, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Goresha, Russia
Died: February 18, 1937

 36 Johnny Isakson

Johnny Isakson
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Senator
Birthdate: December 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 37 Boris Akunin

Boris Akunin
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Translator, Historian, Science fiction writer, Children's writer
Birthdate: May 20, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tbilisi

 38 Zviad Gamsakhurdia

Zviad Gamsakhurdia
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President
Birthdate: March 31, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Died: December 31, 1993

 39 Nikoloz Tskitishvili

Nikoloz Tskitishvili
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia

 40 Sandro Mamukelashvili

Sandro Mamukelashvili
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 23, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 41 Jacob Pullen

Jacob Pullen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: November 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Maywood, Illinois, United States

 42 Taurean Green

Taurean Green
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: November 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boca Raton, Florida, United States

 43 George Finn

George Finn
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia

 44 Avtandil Khurtsidze

Avtandil Khurtsidze
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: May 2, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kutaisi, Georgia

 45 Shota Rustaveli

Shota Rustaveli
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, thinker, statesman, prince, treasurer
Birthdate: 1172 AD
Birthplace: Georgia
Died: 1220 AD

 46 Sophie Shevardnadze

Sophie Shevardnadze
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: September 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia

 47 Shammond Williams

Shammond Williams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States

 48 Salome Zourabichvili

Salome Zourabichvili
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President
Birthdate: March 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France

 49 Niko Pirosmanashvili

Niko Pirosmanashvili
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 5, 1862
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kakheti
Died: April 9, 1918

 50 Nikolay Tsiskaridze

Nikolay Tsiskaridze
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Ballet dancer
Birthdate: December 31, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia