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Mirimanidze The Mirimanidze ("sons of Miriman") were a Georgian noble family of Armenian ethnicity whose members rose in prominence in the service of Iran’s Safavid dynasty. Hailing from Somkhiti, the clan produced numerous high-ranking figures in the Safavid state, and especially flourished in the 17th century, during the reign of the kings Abbas I (r. 1588-1629), Safi (r. 1629-1648) and Suleiman I (r. 1646-1666). The complex identity of the family made then contemporary historians often describe the ethnic origins quite differently as compared to each other. In the later Safavid era, Husayn-Qoli Khan (Vakhtang VI of Kartli), the last Safavid "wali" (governor) of Georgia, confirmed the family as belonging to the "t'avadi" (upper class nobles).
Mirimanidze The Mirimanidze were originally hereditary Meliks of Somkhiti, a region nowadays located around the Armenian-Georgian borderlands. At the time, Somkhiti was located in the most southern part of Georgian Lower Kartli, and were therefore subjected to Safavid influence and rule from the latters' earliest days. Somkhiti originally meant "the place where the Armenians live", and in the 18th century, the termination was largely replaced with "Somkheti" (სომხეთი, ) as a Georgian exonym for Armenia. Armenians in general were (and are) referred to in Georgian as Somekhi (sing., სომეხი). The word "Mirimanidze" itself refers to Malek Miriman, who was permitted to rule Somkhiti by king (shah) Tahmasp I (r. 1514–1576). The family is therefore named after him.
Mirimanidze The first Safavid "gholam" of the family was Tahmaspqoli, who was titled "Anis al-Dowle", and was an influential Safavid official who served king Abbas I closely, though he had begun his service before Abbas I's reign. He was the uncle of the most prominent member of the family, Mirman Mirimanidze (also known as Safiqoli Khan), who was thus the grandson of Malek Miriman, the one whom the family was named after.
Mirimanidze With members of the Mirimanidze clan having returned to Christianity (Georgian Orthodox) from Shia Islam, they were included in the Treaty of Georgievsk (1783) as the Melikishvili. This guaranteed for their noble status later in the Russian Empire as the Melikovs along with a branch, the Loris-Melikovs (Armenian Apostolic).
Mirimanidze Though ethnically Armenian, numerous Safavid historians at the time (e.g. Parsadan Gorgijanidze, Fazli Khuzani, Molla Jalal, Arakel of Tabriz, Iskandar Beg Munshi) described the family's origins, and they did so quite differently and not unanimously as compared to each other. Iskander Beg attributed Georgian (Pers. "Gorji") roots to one member of the family (Mirman Mirimanidze), Molla Jalal called Tahmaspqoli (an uncle of Mirman Mirimanidze) as Armenian (Pers. "Armani"). Arakel of Tabriz, who was of Armenian origin himself referred to the Mirimanidzes as Georgian nobles, while Fazli Khuzani finally called Tahmaspqoli and his relatives as being either Georgian, Armenian or Kartlian (Pers. "Kartili"). This all to evidently illustrate the complex character of the family. Though the Mirimanidzes gained their status from the Safavids and were primarily known for their role in the Safavid ranks, they were also acknowledged as being one of the powerful noble families in the subordinate Kingdom of Kartli. The code of Vakhtang VI, the latter who was the last Safavid "wali" (governor) of Georgia, placed the family amongst the greatest nobles ("didebuli t'avadi") in the beginning of the 18th century. Prince Ioane, son of the last incumbent Georgian king of eastern Georgia (Giorgi XII, r. 1798-1800), gives a brief description regarding the history of various noble families hailing from Georgia. Regarding the Mirimanidze, he states;
Mirimanidze Members of the Mirimanidze family later converted back to Christianity, adhering to the Georgian Orthodox Church. After the Russian annexation of Georgia in 1801, the family's noble status was confirmed as per the signed Treaty of Georgievsk of 1783, in which they were described as Melikishvili, lit. "sons of Melik". A branch of the family started to adhere to the Armenian Apostolic Church, and came to be known as Loris-Melikov (i.e. "Meliks of Lori"). The Loris-Melikov branch produced several noted individuals in the Russian Empire, most notably Count Mikhail Loris-Melikov (1825–88).
Safiqoli Khan Mirimanidze Safiqoli's original name was Mirman, and he was a member of the Mirimanidze clan. His father was named Malek Qorkhmaz, and he had a brother named Malek Atabek (Atabegi). One of his uncles, Tahmaspqoli, who was bestowed with the title "Anīs ol-Dowleh" was the first influential "gholam" the family produced. Safiqoli rose steadily through the Safavid ranks to become a "yuzbashi" (officer) early on in his career. Later on, in 1618-1619, he became prefect ("darugha") of New Julfa in Isfahan, and was made governor ("beglarbeg") of Hamadan shortly after, in 1619-1620. Following king Abbas I's recapture of Baghdad in 1624 during the Ottoman-Safavid War of 1623-1639, after many decades of Ottoman rule, Safiqoli was appointed by him as its new "beglarbeg". Then, he also became head ("qurchi-bashi") of the shrine city of Najaf. His two closely related relatives included Mihrab Khan (d. 1648/49) and Manuchehr (sometime "beglarbeg" of Shirvan).
Safiqoli Khan Mirimanidze Mirman Mirimanidze, better known as Safiqoli Khan (d. 1631), was a Safavid official and "gholam" who served during the reign of the kings Abbas I (1588-1629) and Safi (1629-1642).
Bektash Khan Mirimanidze Bektash was a member of the Mirimanidze clan, whose members had steadily risen through the Safavid ranks with the advent of the reign of king Abbas I (1588-1629), but had held influential positions priorly as well. After the death of his nephew Safiqoli Khan (Mirman Mirimanidze), Bektash succeeded him to the governorship of Baghdad. Following the successful recapture of Baghdad in 1624, the Iranians subsequently defended it against several Ottoman attacks, and, prior to the 1638 siege, Bektash had made extensive repairs to the fortifications that were damaged in the previous sieges. He also built extensive outworks to prevent the enemy from approaching the walls as well. During the Ottoman siege of 1638, Bektash offered tough resistance, and it took them almost six weeks to take the city. Bektash died a year after the fall of Baghdad.
Bektash Khan Mirimanidze Bektash Khan, also known as Bektash Khan Gorji (d. 1639), was the Safavid governor ("beglarbeg") of Baghdad between 1631-1638 during the reign of king Safi (r. 1629-1642). His tenure was brought to an end in 1638 after the Ottomans captured the city during the ongoing Ottoman-Safavid War of 1623-39.