Khosrov Zakarian

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Khosrov Zakarian or Khosrov Mkhargrdzeli was Georgian-Armenian landholder during the 11th century in Armenian Kingdom of Tashir-Dzoraget and Kingdom of Georgia. Khosrov is first historically traceable member of Zakarids–Mkhargrdzeli.


Khosrov was member of Zakarids–Mkhargrdzeli dynasty. Believed that Khosrov's ancestors belonged to Mesopotamian Kurdish tribe of Babir,[1][2][3] or ancestry from Armenian Kamsarakan dynasty.[4]


  1. ^ Alexei Lidov, 1991, The mural paintings of Akhtala, p. 14, Nauka Publishers, Central Dept. of Oriental Literature, University of Michigan, ISBN 5-02-017569-2, ISBN 978-5-02-017569-3, It is clear from the account of these Armenian historians that Ivane's great grandfather broke away from the Kurdish tribe of Babir
  2. ^ Vladimir Minorsky, 1953, Studies in Caucasian History, p. 102, CUP Archive, ISBN 0-521-05735-3, ISBN 978-0-521-05735-6, According to a tradition which has every reason to be true, their ancestors were Mesopotamian Kurds of the tribe (xel) Babirakan.
  3. ^ Richard Barrie Dobson, 2000, Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages: A-J, p. 107, Editions du Cerf, University of Michigan, ISBN 0-227-67931-8, ISBN 978-0-227-67931-9, under the Christianized Kurdish dynasty of Zak'arids they tried to re-establish nazarar system...
  4. ^ Toumanoff, Cyril. "KAMSARAKAN". Encyclopaedia Iranica: 453–455. doi:10.1163/2330-4804_eiro_com_93. KAMSARAKAN, Armenian noble family [...] Another branch of this house, the Zachariads-Mkhargrdzeli, played a decisive role in the history of Georgia from the 12th to the 14th century and has survived to this day.


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