Georgian Surnames

Galaktion Tabidze 

(1891-1959)

One of the greatest Georgian poets of all times, Galaktion Tabidze was born in Tchkvishi-village (Imereti,West Georgia). He graduated from Tbilisi Theological Seminary and since 1912 lived in Kutaisi.

His almanacs "Poems" (1914) and "Artistic Flavers" (1919) made him the name of king of Poets. His verses "Meri" ("Mary") , "Night and Me", "The Moon Over  Mtastminda", "Blue Horses" and many others could be included in any anthology of the world greatest poems. His poetry is still considered to be an insurmam-table peak of the Georgian literature.