Queen Tamar Timeline

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  • 1178
    Tamar is crowned queen of Georgia by her father, George III of Georgia (Giorgi III).
  • 1184 - 1213
    Reign of Queen Tamar over the Kingdom of Georgia.
  • 1184
    Tamar becomes sole monarch of Georgia.
  • 1185
    Tamar calls a church synod to try and overthrow Catholicos Mikel Marianisdze.
  • 1188
    Tamar’s marriage with Yuri Andreevich Bogolyubsky is annulled.
  • 1192
    Tamar gives birth to the future George IV of Georgia (Giorgi IV).
  • 1193
    The Georgian army defeats Yuri Andreevich Bogolyubsky, the ex-husband of Tamar, for good.
  • 1195
    Georgian forces under David Soslan defeat the combined Muslim armies at the Battle of Shamkor.
  • 1202
    Georgian forces under David Soslan defeat the Seljuk army at the Battle of Basiani.
  • 1204
    Empire of Trebizond is founded by Alexios I Megas Komnenos and his brother David, with help from their aunt, Queen Tamar of Georgia.
  • 1206
    Georgian forces under Tamar occupy the Armenian cities Erzurum and Kars.
  • 1207
    Tamar of Georgia’s husband, David Soslan, dies.
  • 1209
    The Sultan of Ardabil sacks the Georgian-held Armenian city of Ani.
  • 1213
    Queen Tamar of Georgia dies.