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Kekelidze, Korneli
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(Corneli; Apr 30, 1879, Tobanieri, Western Georgia – Jun 7, 1962, Tbilisi), studied at the Seminary and the Theological Academy of Kiev, was ordained priest in 1906, and became rector of the seminary in Tbilisi from 1916 to1918. Enjoying a high degree of international reputation, he held the first chair for the history of early Georgian literature at the University of Tbilisi, which he had cofounded in 1918. He contributed considerably to increasing knowledge of early Georgian literature (Georgian script and literature) through his discoveries of literary work…

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Kaufhold, Hubert, “Kekelidze, Korneli”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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