Khosrov Zakarian

Khosrov Mkhargrdzeli was Georgian-Armenian landholder during the 11th century in Armenian Kingdom of Tashir-Dzoraget and Kingdom of Georgia. Khosrov is first historically traceable member of Mkhargrdzeli family.


It believed that Khosrov's ancestors belonged to Mesopotamian Kurdish tribe of Babir.[1][2][3] During the Seljuk invasions in the early 11th century, Khosrov moved from Corduene to Armenia and entered in the service of Gurgen I of the Kingdom of Tashir-Dzoraget, where he adopted Armenian miaphysitism and thus becoming Armenianized. When the Georgian King David IV the Restorer liberated Lori from the Seljuks, Khosrov came to be loyal vassals of the House of Orbeli.


  1. ^ Alexei Lidov, 1991, The mural paintings of Akhtala, p. 14, Nauka Publishers, Central Dept. of Oriental Literature, University of Michigan, ISBN 5-02-017569-2, ISBN 978-5-02-017569-3, It is clear from the account of these Armenian historians that Ivane's great grandfather broke away from the Kurdish tribe of Babir
  2. ^ Vladimir Minorsky, 1953, Studies in Caucasian History, p. 102, CUP Archive, ISBN 0-521-05735-3, ISBN 978-0-521-05735-6, According to a tradition which has every reason to be true, their ancestors were Mesopotamian Kurds of the tribe (xel) Babirakan.
  3. ^ Richard Barrie Dobson, 2000, Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages: A-J, p. 107, Editions du Cerf, University of Michigan, ISBN 0-227-67931-8, ISBN 978-0-227-67931-9, under the Christianized Kurdish dynasty of Zak'arids they tried to re-establish nazarar system...


  • Shoshiashvili, N., Georgian Soviet Encyclopedia, vol. 7, p. 272. Tbilisi, 1984