Sargis II Jaqeli

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Sargis II Jaqeli
Atabeg of Samtskhe
Reign1306–1334
PredecessorBeka I
SuccessorQvarqvare I
Born1271
Died1334
IssueQvarqvare I Jaqeli
DynastyJaqeli
FatherBeka I Jaqeli
ReligionOrthodox Christianity

Sargis II Jaqeli (Georgian: სარგის II ჯაყელი) (1271 – 1334) was a Georgian prince (mtavari) and ruler of Principality of Samtskhe from 1306 to 1334.[1] He was a son of Prince Beka I Jaqeli. During his father's reign Sargis participated in many campaigns. In 1290s Azat Mousa, leader of the Anatolian Turkoman tribes, attacked Samtskhe. Beka Jaqeli appointed Sargis as a commander of army and ordered him to stop Turks near village Vashlovani. Around 1303, Sargis defeated Turkoman tribes and expelled them from Meskhetian lands. In 1306, after his father's death, Sargis ascended the Atabeg's throne. He was made Amirspasalar by his nephew, King George V "the Brilliant". After Sargis II's death, his son Qvarqvare became a new Prince of Meskheti, also the vassal of Georgian kingdom.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Georgian Soviet encyclopedia, volume 9, page 102, Tbilisi, 1985
Sargis II Jaqeli
Preceded by Prince of Meskheti
1306-1334
Succeeded by