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David IV of Georgia
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(1089–1125; born 1073). Also known as David the Builder, he occupies a special place among the kings of the Georgian “Golden Age” in the period of the defense against the Seljuqs. As the son of George II, he is numbered the second, third, or better, fourth to bear the name among Georgian kings. From 1107 to 1118, he conquered provinces previously lost; in subsequent years, he secured Georgia's position. At the Council of Ruis-Urbnisi (1103), David confirmed the privileges of the bishop of Čqondidi in Western Georgia, along with the Catholicos, in…

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Hannick, Christian, “David IV of Georgia”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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