Vassilievich Machabeli (Matchabelli) - Georgia's
ambassador in Italy, studied chemistry in Berlin.
After World War I
George married actress Norina Gilli. After occupation of
Georgia by Lenin Russia (1921), Machabeli immigrated to the United States.
In 1926 George and
Norina established "Prince
Matchabelli Perfume Company".
The company became known for color-coded,
crown-shaped bottles that housed such classics as Wind Song, Ave Maria, and Princess Norina.
In 1933 George and
Machabeli died in 1935.
writer and translator
Prince Ivane G. Machabeli was born on January 28,
1854 in Tamarasheni, Samachablo (now called the Tskhinvali region), Eastern Georgia.
In 1870 he
graduated from the Georgian Gimnazium of Tbilisi.
In 1871-74 he
graduated from the Law Department of St. Petersburg
In 1874-77 he
studied in the Academy of Hoppenheim (Germany) and
Sorbon University, Paris (France).
In 1879 Machabeli
returned to Georgia.
In 1882-83 he was a
editor of Georgian public and political periodical
In 1883-85 he was a
editor of newspaper "Droeba".
On June 26, 1898
Ivane Machabeli was
the 19th century writer and famous for his
translations of William
English into Georgian: "King Lear" (1874),
"Hamlet" (1886), "Macbeth"
(1892), "Richard III" (1893), "Julius
Caesar" (1896), "Antony and Cleopatra"
(1898), "Coriolanus" (1898).