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Tamar the Great was born in 1160 A.D. and died #onthisday 18th January 1213 A.D. she reigned as Queen of Georgia from 1184 A.D. -1213 A.D. The Height of the Georgian Golden Age was reached through her reign. She was a member of the Bagrationi Dynasty and her position as the First women to rule Georgia within her own right and the title of “mepe” which is meant King.

Tamar was proclaimed co-ruler and heir by her father George III in 1178 A.D. however she faced oppositions from the other elites and aristocracy upon her ascension to the throne.

She had achieved the neutralising of these oppositions and changed to an energetic foreign policy aided by the decline of the Seljuk Turks. Reliant on the powerful elites at the time, Tamar was able to build on the success of the previous rulers which would consolidate an empire to be dominated by the Caucasus but this would collapse under the Mongols attack after two decades after Tamar’s death.

 

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