Georgia marks 147th birthday of national hero, first commander-in-chief Kvinitadze

General Giorgi Kvinitadze passed away in France in 1970., 21 Aug 2021 - 16:31, Tbilisi,Georgia

Today Georgia marks the 147th birthday of the country’s national hero and the commander-in-chief of the first Democratic Republic of Georgia, General Giorgi Kvinitadze, whose remains were returned home from France only earlier this year.

Born on August 21, 1874 Giorgi Kvinitadze received military education in Tbilisi and Saint Petersburg. He was actively involved in the development of the Georgian armed forces and had contributed to the establishment of the first military school in Georgia in 1919. 

General Kvinitadze passed away in France in 1970 where he had emigrated after the Soviet occupation.

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has stated that ‘General Giorgi Kvinitadze will always be a role model for everyone who values their country the most.’