David of Kakheti
David (died 1010) was a prince and chorepiscopus of Kakheti
Kakheti is a historical province in Eastern Georgia inhabited by Kakhetians who speak a local dialect of Georgian. It is bordered by the small mountainous province of Tusheti and the Greater Caucasus mountain range to the north, Russian Federation to the Northeast, Azerbaijan to the Southeast, and...

 in eastern Georgia
Georgia (country)
Georgia is a sovereign state in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the southwest by Turkey, to the south by Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The capital of...

 from 976 to 1010; son and successor of Kvirike II
Kvirike II of Kakheti
Kvirike II was a prince and chorepiscopus of Kakheti in eastern Georgia from 929 to 976.He succeeded upon the death of his father, Padla II.-Long Reign:...

. A major menace to his rule came from the Georgian Bagratid
Bagrationi Dynasty
The Bagrationi dynasty was the ruling family of Georgia. Their ascendency lasted from the early Middle Ages until the early 19th century. In modern usage, this royal line is frequently referred to as the Georgian Bagratids, a Hellenized form of their dynastic name.The origin of the Bagrationi...

 king Bagrat III
Bagrat III of Georgia
Bagrat III , of the Georgian Bagrationi dynasty, was King of the Abkhazians from 978 on and King of Georgia from 1008 on. He united these two titles by dynastic inheritance and, through conquest and diplomacy, added some more lands to his realm, effectively becoming the first king of what is...

 who had unified the core Georgian polities under his crown and sought to incorporate Kakheti into his realm. The war between the two rulers ended in Bagrat’s victory, but David was able to preserve his crown. He was succeeded by his son Kvirike III
Kvirike III of Kakheti
Kvirike III the Great was a ruler of Kakheti in eastern Georgia from 1010 to 1029.He succeeded upon the death of his father David as a prince and chorepiscopus of Kakheti, but King Bagrat III of Georgia captured him and conquered Kakheti...

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