Famous people on Georgia's street names


Shota Rustaveli

Shota Rustaveli 21 Shota Rustaveli, mononymously known simply as Rustaveli, was a medieval Georgian poet. He is considered to be the pre-eminent poet of the Georgian Golden Age and one of the greatest contributors to Georgian literature. Rustaveli was the author of The Knight in the Panther's Skin, a Georgian national epic poem.

David IV

David IV 18 David IV, also known as David IV the Builder (1073–1125), of the Bagrationi dynasty, was the 5th king (mepe) of Georgia from 1089 until his death in 1125.

Ilia Chavchavadze

Ilia Chavchavadze 11 Prince Ilia Chavchavadze was a Georgian public figure, journalist, publisher, writer and poet who spearheaded the revival of Georgian nationalism during the second half of the 19th century and ensured the survival of the Georgian language, literature, and culture during the last decades of Tsarist rule. He is Georgia's "most universally revered hero" and is regarded as the "Father of the Nation."

Merab Kostava

Merab Kostava 11 Merab Kostava was a Georgian dissident, musician and poet; one of the leaders of the National-Liberation movement in Georgia. Along with Zviad Gamsakhurdia, he led the dissident movement in Georgia against the Soviet Union, until his death in a car crash in 1989.

Tamar of Georgia

Tamar of Georgia 7 Tamar the Great reigned as the Queen of Georgia from 1184 to 1213, presiding over the apex of the Georgian Golden Age. A member of the Bagrationi dynasty, her position as the first woman to rule Georgia in her own right was emphasized by the title mepe ("king"), afforded to Tamar in the medieval Georgian sources.

Giorgi Saakadze

Giorgi Saakadze 6 Giorgi Saakadze was a Georgian politician and military commander who played an important but contradictory role in the politics of the early 17th-century Georgia. He was also known as Grand Mouravi in Georgia, Mūrāv-Beg in Persia and Māūrāv-Hūn or Māġrāv-Bek in the Ottoman Empire for having served as a mouravi of Tbilisi.

Nestor Lakoba

Nestor Lakoba 6 Nestor Apollonovich Lakoba was an Abkhaz communist leader. Lakoba helped establish Bolshevik power in Abkhazia in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, and served as the head of Abkhazia after its conquest by the Bolshevik Red Army in 1921. While in power, Lakoba saw that Abkhazia was initially given autonomy within the USSR as the Socialist Soviet Republic of Abkhazia. Though nominally a part of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic with a special status of "union republic," the Abkhaz SSR was effectively a separate republic, made possible by Lakoba's close relationship with Joseph Stalin. Lakoba successfully opposed the extension of collectivization of Abkhazia, though in return Lakoba was forced to accept a downgrade of Abkhazia's status to that of an autonomous republic within the Georgian SSR.

Akaki Tsereteli

Akaki Tsereteli 5 Count Akaki Tsereteli (1840–1915), often mononymously known as Akaki, was a prominent Georgian poet and national liberation movement figure.


Vazha-Pshavela 4 Vazha-Pshavela, simply referred to as Vazha, is the pen name of the Georgian poet and writer Luka Razikashvili.

Tsotne Dadiani

Tsotne Dadiani 4 Tsotne Dadiani was a Georgian nobleman of the House of Dadiani and one of the leading political figures in the time of Mongol ascendancy in Georgia. Around 1246, he was part of a failed plot aimed at overthrowing the Mongol hegemony, but survived arrest and torture in captivity that befell upon his fellow conspirators when their designs to stage a rebellion was betrayed to the Mongols. A story from the medieval Georgian annals relating Tsotne's insistence on sharing his accomplices' fate that moved the Mongols to mercy made him a popular historical figure and a saint of the Georgian Orthodox Church.

Saint Nino

Saint Nino 4 Saint Nino was a woman who preached Christianity in the territory of the Kingdom of Iberia, in what is now part of Georgia. Her preaching resulted in the Christianization of Iberia.

Alexander Kazbegi

Alexander Kazbegi 4 Alexander Kazbegi (1848–1893) was a Georgian writer, famous for his 1883 novel The Patricide.       

Efrem Eshba

Efrem Eshba 4 Efrem Alekseevich Eshba was an Abkhaz and Soviet statesman and leading Bolshevik in Abkhazia in the 1920s.

Zacharia Paliashvili

Zacharia Paliashvili 4 Zacharia Petres dze Paliashvili, also known as Zachary Petrovich Paliashvili, was a Georgian composer. Regarded as one of the founders of the Georgian classical music, his work is known for its eclectic fusion of folk songs and stories with 19th-century Romantic classical themes. He was the founder of the Georgian Philharmonic Society and later, the head of the Tbilisi State Conservatoire. The Georgian National Opera and Ballet Theater of Tbilisi was named in his honor in 1937. Notably, Paliashvili's music serves as the basis of the National Anthem of Georgia.

Vakhtang I of Iberia

Vakhtang I of Iberia 4 Vakhtang I Gorgasali, of the Chosroid dynasty, was a king (mepe) of Iberia, natively known as Kartli in the second half of the 5th and first quarter of the 6th century.

Giorgi Leonidze

Giorgi Leonidze 4 Giorgi Leonidze was a Georgian poet, prose writer, and literary scholar.                           

Samson Chanba

Samson Chanba 4 Samson Kuagu-ipa Chanba was a pioneering writer and statesman from Abkhazia killed in Joseph Stalin's Great Purge.

Irakli Abashidze

Irakli Abashidze 3 Irakli Abashidze was a Georgian poet, literary scholar and politician.                             

Koba Zakadze

Koba Zakadze 3 Koba Tsakadze is a Georgian ski jumper who competed from 1955 to 1972 for the Soviet Union. He won two events at Four Hills Tournament with one in 1955-56 (Innsbruck) and the other in 1960-61 (Garmisch-Partenkirchen).

Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Pushkin 3 Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic era. He is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet, as well as the founder of modern Russian literature.

Egnate Ninoshvili

Egnate Ninoshvili 3 Egnate Tomas dze Ninoshvili was a Georgian writer and social democratic activist.                   

Ketevan the Martyr

Ketevan the Martyr 3 Ketevan the Martyr was a queen consort of Kakheti, a kingdom in eastern Georgia. She was regent of Kakheti during the minority of her son Teimuraz I of Kakheti from 1605 to 1614. She was killed at Shiraz, Iran, after prolonged tortures by the Safavid suzerains of Kakheti for refusing to give up the Christian faith and convert to Islam. She has been canonized as a saint by the Georgian Orthodox Church.

Alexander Griboyedov

Alexander Griboyedov 3 Alexander Sergeyevich Griboyedov, formerly romanized as Alexander Sergueevich Griboyedoff, was a Russian diplomat, playwright, poet, and composer. His one notable work was the 1823 verse comedy Woe from Wit. He was Russia's ambassador to Qajar Persia, where he and all the embassy staff were massacred by an angry mob as a result of the rampant anti-Russian sentiment that existed through Russia's imposition of the Treaty of Gulistan (1813) and Treaty of Turkmenchay (1828), which had forcefully ratified the Qajar Empire's cession of its northern territories comprising Transcaucasia and parts of the North Caucasus. Griboyedov played a pivotal role in the ratification of the latter treaty.

Davit Guramishvili

Davit Guramishvili 3 Prince Davit Guramishvili was a Georgian poet of pre-Romantic Georgian literature. He is known for writing Davitiani, an autobiographical book of poetry that recounts his years serving abroad in the Russian military.

Zhiuli Shartava

Zhiuli Shartava 3 Zhiuli Shartava was a Georgian politician and National Hero who served as the Head of the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia and was killed by Abkhaz militants during the ethnic cleansing of Georgians in Abkhazia in 1993.

Sergei Dbar

Sergei Dbar 3 Sergei Dbar was a prominent military leader of Abkhazia.                                           
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