1868-1951 / Writer. Anastasia was born into an aristocratic family in Gori. She worked as a teacher in her home town and founded a free school for peasant children there. Later she founded the women's organization Mandilosani (1913-14).
1883-1960 / Writer, actress. Mariam passionately read both Georgian and Russian literature from an early age and became a civic activist in her youth. Mariam's search for herself in society brought her to the Georgian theatre.
1880-1934 / Writer, public figure. The short stories, sketches, ethnographic works and letters from Lechkhumi of Despine Gelovani (literary pseudonym: Banovani) were published starting in 1898 in Georgian journals.
1905-88 / Writer, dissident. In 1928 she was arrested in Sukhumi and accused of "anti-Soviet activities". She was first placed in the Metekhi prison in Tbilisi and later, in 1929, sent to Tomsk Region in Russia.
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.