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Also Known As: "დავით VI ნარინი ბაგრატიონი - David Narin"
Death: circa 1293 (59-76)
Kutaisi, Imereti, Georgia
Immediate Family:

Son of Ghias ad-din kai khosrow and Rusudan, Queen of Georgia
Husband of Tamar Amanelisdze and Theodora Palaiologina
Father of Constantine I, King of Imereti; Michael, King of Imereti; Vakhtang II of Georgia and Aleksandre of Georgia
Brother of Gürcü Hatun / Tamar and Alla ud-Din Kai Kobad Mughis ud-din Turkan Shah

Occupation: King David VI of Georgia
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About David VI, King of Georgia

David VI Narin (Georgian: დავით VI ნარინი, romanized: davit VI narini) (also called the Clever) (1225–1293), from the Bagrationi dynasty, was king of Georgia in 1245–1293. From 1259 to 1293, he ruled the kingdom of Imereti under the name David I as a vassal state of Georgia.

  1. Life
  2. Marriage and children
 Chapter 3.    KINGS OF IMERATI 1258-1389

DAVIT, son of MUHAMMAD Mughis ud-Din Turkan Shah of Erzerum & his wife Rusudan I Queen of Georgia (-1293). He was sent to the Great Khan in 1243. Believed by Georgian nobles to have disappeared two years later, they proclaimed Davit, son of King Giorgi IV, as King of Georgia. The Georgian Chronicle (18th century) records that, after the death of Queen Rusudan, the "fils de notre roi Lacha…David" was located, brought back to Georgia, and sent to the Great Khan where his first cousin Davit, son of Queen Rusudan, was also found and both were recognised as king[647]. However, Davit emerged again and was recognised by the Great Khan as junior ruler of Georgia in 1249. He established himself at Kutais in 1258 as DAVIT VI "Narin/the Clever" King of Imerati. The Georgian Chronicle (18th century) records the death of Davit after the death of his son Vakhtang)[648]. Brosset’s assessment of dates, after reviewing other sources, dates the death of “[le] roi Narin-Dawith” to 1293[649].

m firstly --- [Tornikaina], illegitimate daughter of [--- & his mistress --- Tornikaina] (-before 1268). Pachymeres refers to "imperator…fratris…propriam coniugem" who had "filiam ex alio…naturalem sed illegitimam prolem" who married "Mepe Iberiæ Davidi"[650]. It is not clear from the passage which of Emperor Mikhael VIII's brothers is indicated. If it refers to Ioannes, she was the daughter of his wife --- Tornikaine, assuming that the text is accurate. She is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[651] as the daughter of Ioannes by his second marriage. If the latter is correct, she must have been a child bride. The Georgian Chronicle (18th century) records that the wife of King Davit was "la reine, fille du grand Paléologue, souverain de Constantinople et de la Grèce"[652].

m secondly (1268) ---. The name of Davit's second wife is not known.

 Davit VI & his second wife had four children: