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Vakhtang I of Iberia

440 - 502

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Vakhtang I Gorgasali (Georgian: ვახტანგ I გორგასალი, Vakht’ang I Gorgasali) (c. 439 or 443 – 502 or 522), of the Chosroid dynasty, was a king of Iberia, natively known as Kartli (eastern Georgia) in the second half of the 5th and first quarter of the 6th century. He led his people, in an ill-fated alliance with the Byzantine Empire, into a lengthy struggle against Sasanian Iranian hegemony, which ended in Vakhtang's defeat and weakening of the kingdom of Iberia. Tradition also ascribes him reorganization of the Georgian Orthodox Church and foundation of Tbilisi, Georgia's modern capital.Dating Vakhtang's reign is problematic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vakhtang I of Iberia has received more than 137,740 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Vakhtang I of Iberia is the 3,999th most popular politician (down from 3,257th in 2019), the 27th most popular biography from Georgia (down from 20th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Georgian Politician.

Vakhtang I of Iberia is most famous for his military conquests that expanded the Kingdom of Iberia to include the neighboring regions of Colchis and Lazica.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Vakhtang I of Iberia ranks 3,999 out of 15,710Before him are Caroline Amalie of Augustenburg, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Pekahiah, Owen Tudor, Musa Çelebi, and Anastasia of Kiev. After him are Mohammed Omar, Everard des Barres, Francisco Largo Caballero, Concino Concini, Girma Wolde-Giorgis, and Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 440, Vakhtang I of Iberia ranks 4Before him are Childeric I, Pope Felix III, and Euric. After him is Ammonius Hermiae. Among people deceased in 502, Vakhtang I of Iberia ranks 2Before him is Genevieve.

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Vakhtang I of Iberia ranks 27 out of 292Before him are Herbert Backe (1896), Rusudan of Georgia (1194), Robert Shavlakadze (1933), Victor Ambartsumian (1908), Nicholas Marr (1864), and Nariman Narimanov (1870). After him are Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia (1866), Murad Bey (1750), Besarion Jughashvili (1850), Kato Svanidze (1885), Stepan Shaumian (1878), and Rashid Behbudov (1915).

Among POLITICIANS In Georgia

Among politicians born in Georgia, Vakhtang I of Iberia ranks 14Before him are Sergo Ordzhonikidze (1886), Pharnavaz I of Iberia (-326), Sergei Witte (1849), Herbert Backe (1896), Rusudan of Georgia (1194), and Nariman Narimanov (1870). After him are Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia (1866), Murad Bey (1750), Kato Svanidze (1885), Stepan Shaumian (1878), Bagrat III of Georgia (960), and Mikheil Saakashvili (1967).