Kvirike IV of Kakheti
Kvirike IV (died 1102) was a king 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 1084 to 1102.

He succeeded upon the death of his father Aghsartan I
Aghsartan I of Kakheti
Aghsartan I was a king of Kakheti in eastern Georgia from 1054 until his death in 1084.He succeeded on the death of his father Gagik of Kakheti. His reign coincided with the Seljuk invasions in the Georgian lands and persistent attempts by the Georgian Bagratid kings to bring all Georgian...

. He ruled as a tributary to the Seljuq dynasty
Seljuq dynasty
The Seljuq ; were a Turco-Persian Sunni Muslim dynasty that ruled parts of Central Asia and the Middle East from the 11th to 14th centuries...

 and opposed the energetic Georgian king David IV
David IV of Georgia
David IV "the Builder", also known as David II , of the Bagrationi dynasty, was a king of Georgia from 1089 until his death in 1125....

 who pursued a vigorous domestic and foreign policy aimed at asserting Georgia’s integrity and its hegemony in the Caucasus
The Caucasus, also Caucas or Caucasia , is a geopolitical region at the border of Europe and Asia, and situated between the Black and the Caspian sea...

. Kvirike lost the fortress of Zedazeni to David, but was still able to secure the succession to his son Aghsartan II
Aghsartan II of Kakheti
Aghsartan II , was the last king of medieval Kakheti in eastern Georgia from 1102 to 1105.He succeeded upon the death of his father Kvirike IV. The medieval Georgian chroniclers characterize him as a frivolous man whose ignorant rule drew many great nobles into opposition...

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