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Tigran Petrosian
(One of the Best Chess Players in Armenia During his Generation)
Tigran Petrosian
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 13, 1984

Tigran Petrosian was a Soviet-Armenian chess player who achieved the grandmaster title in 1952. Nicknamed Iron Tigran, Petrosian was the World Chess Champion between 1963 and 1969. Regarded as one of the best chess players in Armenia during his generation, Tigran Petrosian is credited with popularizing the game in Armenia. He also won the USSR Chess Championship on four occasions.

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Elena Satine
(Actress and Singer Best Known for Her Role as ‘Louise Ellis’ in the TV Series ‘Revenge’)
Elena Satine
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Birthdate: November 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

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.

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Kato Svanidze
(First Wife of Joseph Stalin)
Kato Svanidze
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 2, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
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.

 4 
Giga Chikadze
(Georgian Mixed Martial Artist and Former Kickboxer)
Giga Chikadze
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 5 
Aleksei Brusilov
(Army General)
Aleksei Brusilov
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 1, 1853
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 17, 1926
 6 
Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia
(Russian Naval Officer and Archaeological Explorer)
Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 13, 1866
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 26, 1933

Russian naval officer and explorer Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich was the brother-in-law of the last emperor of Russia, Emperor Nicholas II. He played a significant role in the development of Russian military aviation during WWI. He spent his later life in exile in Paris and conducted many archaeological expeditions.

 7 
Sergei Parajanov
(Soviet Film Director, Artist, and Screenwriter)
Sergei Parajanov
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Birthdate: January 9, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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.

 8 
Nikoloz Basilashvili
(Tennis player)
Nikoloz Basilashvili
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 9 
Sopiko Guramishvili
(Georgian and Dutch Chess Player)
Sopiko Guramishvili
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Merab Ninidze
(Actor)
Merab Ninidze
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Birthdate: November 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 11 
Tornike Shengelia
(Basketball player)
Tornike Shengelia
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 12 
Mamuka Gorgodze
(Georgian Former Rugby Union Player)
Mamuka Gorgodze
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 13 
Merab Dvalishvili
(Mixed martial artist)
Merab Dvalishvili
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 14 
Zviad Gamsakhurdia
(President)
Zviad Gamsakhurdia
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 31, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 31, 1993
 15 
Zaza Pachulia
(Basketball player)
Zaza Pachulia
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
 16 
Tamta
(Singer)
Tamta
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn

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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Sergei Witte
(1st Prime Minister of Russia)
Sergei Witte
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 29, 1849
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: March 13, 1915
 18 
Nikoloz Tskitishvili
(Basketball player)
Nikoloz Tskitishvili
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
 19 
Petre Mshvenieradze
(Water polo player)
Petre Mshvenieradze
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 3, 2003
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 20 
Sophie Shevardnadze
(Journalist)
Sophie Shevardnadze
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Birthdate: September 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
 21 
Nikolay Tsiskaridze
(Ballet dancer)
Nikolay Tsiskaridze
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: December 31, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 22 
Mikheil Saakashvili
(President)
Mikheil Saakashvili
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 23 
Tinatin Dalakishvili
(Actress)
Tinatin Dalakishvili
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Birthdate: February 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 24 
Liana Jojua
(Mixed martial artist)
Liana Jojua
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 25 
George Finn
(Actor)
George Finn
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Birthdate: January 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 26 
Keti Tsatsalashvili
(Georgian Chess Player and Woman Grandmaster (WGM))
Keti Tsatsalashvili
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
 27 
Georgiy Gongadze
(Journalist)
Georgiy Gongadze
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 21, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 17, 2000
 28 
Vakhtang Kikabidze
(Singer)
Vakhtang Kikabidze
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Birthdate: July 19, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
 29 
Tamara Gverdtsiteli
(Singer)
Tamara Gverdtsiteli
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 18, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 30 
Nina Ananiashvili
(Ballet dancer)
Nina Ananiashvili
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: March 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Zurab Tsereteli
(Russian Painter, Sculptor and Architect Known for Large-Scale and at Times Controversial Monuments)
Zurab Tsereteli
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Birthdate: January 4, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Zurab Tsereteli is a Georgian painter, architect, and sculptor best known for his large-scale and controversial monuments. An influential figure, Tsereteli has been serving as the Russian Academy of Arts' President since 1997. Zurab Tsereteli is the recipient of several prestigious awards and honors, such as the USSR State Prize, Lenin Prize, and Russian Federation State Prize. 

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Sergei Chalibashvili
(Georgian Competitive Diver)
Sergei Chalibashvili
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 16, 1983
 33 
Leonida Bagration of Mukhrani
(Princess)
Leonida Bagration of Mukhrani
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 6, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: May 23, 2010
 34 
Keti Topuria
(Singer)
Keti Topuria
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
 35 
Sofiko Chiaureli
(Actress)
Sofiko Chiaureli
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Birthdate: May 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 2, 2008
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 36 
Zurab Azmaiparashvili
(Georgian Chess Grandmaster)
Zurab Azmaiparashvili
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Sofia Nizharadze
(Singer)
Sofia Nizharadze
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 38 
Levan Gabriadze
(Actor and Filmmaker Best Known for His Horror Film 'Unfriended')
Levan Gabriadze
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Birthdate: November 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio

The son of actor-director Revaz Gabriadze, Georgian-Russian actor and filmmaker Levan Gabriadze is best known to audiences for directing the supernatural horror film Unfriended. He has also acted in films such as Kin-dza-dza! and directed the animated film Rezo, which was based on his father’s memories.

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Roy Medvedev
(Political Writer)
Roy Medvedev
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 14, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 40 
Sergei Movsesian
(Armenian Chess Player)
Sergei Movsesian
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Khatuna Lorig
(Archer)
Khatuna Lorig
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Guram Tushishvili
(Judoka)
Guram Tushishvili
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Leri Khabelov
(Georgian Freestyle Wrestler)
Leri Khabelov
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 44 
Lika Kavzharadze
(Actress)
Lika Kavzharadze
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Birthdate: October 26, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 11, 2017
 45 
Nikoloz Baratashvili
(Poet)
Nikoloz Baratashvili
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 4, 1817
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 21, 1845
 46 
Rashid Behbudov
(Singer)
Rashid Behbudov
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 14, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: June 9, 1989
 47 
Anita Rachvelishvili
(Singer)
Anita Rachvelishvili
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Anna Tatishvili
(Tennis player)
Anna Tatishvili
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 49 
Rusudan of Georgia
(Queen)
Rusudan of Georgia
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Birthdate: 1194 AD
Died: 1245 AD
 50 
Ana Bagration-Gruzinsky
(Royal princess)
Ana Bagration-Gruzinsky
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Birthdate: November 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio