Georgian woman public figure


Mariam Dadiani-Anchabadze

1870-1959 / Public figure. Mariam's education movement in Sukhumi served as a stimulus to the establishment of literacy promotion society branches in Ochamchire and Gudauta.

By Lela Gaprindashvili

Mariam Jambakur-Orbeliani

1852-1941 / Public figure. In 1879 Mariam Jambakur-Orbeliani was a founding member of the Society for the Promotion of Literacy among Georgians. 

By Tamar Tata Tsopurashvili

Barbare /Varinka/ Machavariani-Tsereteli

1874-1948 / Composer, public figure. In 1895 Akaki's famous poem "Suliko" was published and the author himself asked Varinka to write the tune to go along with it. Thus was created the legendary song. 

By Lela Gaprindashvili

Kato Mikeladze

1878-1942 / Journalist, public figure. Kato went to Europe to study in 1906. After graduating from Brussels University with a degree in social and political sciences, she settled in Paris, where she remained until 1915, familiarizing herself with the experience of the women's movement in Europe.

By Lela Gaprindashvili

Nino Nakashidze

1872-1963 / Writer, public figure. She chaired the Society for Women of the Caucasus, sat on the board of the Society for the Promotion of Literacy among Georgians and was a member of the Georgian Writers' Union.

By Eka Tsereteli

Liza /Elisabed/ Nakashidze-Bolkvadze

1885-1937 / Public figure. In 1904 Liza became a member of Georgia's Social Democratic Party. She worked among peasants in Guria. In 1905, she supported the Mensheviks when the rift appeared in the party. 

By Irakli Khvadagiani

Ekaterine Porakishvili-Sarajishvili

1862-1916 / Public figure, philanthropist. After marrying businessman Davit Sarajishvili, Ekaterine gained many new friends. During the last years of Russian imperial rule and during Georgia's brief independence (1918-21), their family worked to develop the Georgian "national idea", reform the education system and popularize Georgian culture.

By Lela Gaprindashvili

Anna /Ola/ Sologhashvili

1882-1937 / Public figure. In 1918 she became a member of the Georgian National Council and was one of the signatories of the Georgian Declaration of Independence that year. In 1919 she was elected to the founding congress of the Georgian Democratic Republic under the list of the Social Democratic Party. 

By Irakli Khvadagiani

Ekaterine Tarkhnishvili-Gabashvili

1851-1938 / Writer, public figure. Ekaterine began her pedagogical work in 1868: she opened Sunday schools. Her family duties made it impossible to continue her studies.

By Lela Gaprindashvili