Khimshiashvili (Georgian: ხიმშიაშვილი) was a Georgian very oldest

noble family,known from the eleventh (XI) century.

They were Princedom of Adjara & Kakheti in eastern Georgia, with their

"KNIAZ" and Prince-Master of the Horse; Lord High Constable titles. 

Also some of family members sometimes was recognized Russian General

by the Russian Empires. Some of family's members was appointed Vezir of

Sultan and/or "Pasha" by Ottoman's Sultans. Khimshiashvili family was

also called DUKE of Aragvi, Gurelli and Akhaltsikhe. Their root was came

from most strong, and noble name of Georgia: Khimshi Zedginidze* and

his generation was called Khimshiashvili.*** 


*** More Historical & Family information will add after translations complate from Russian, Turkish, Georgian,
Danish documents. Our Historians & Researchers work on it which are appointed by our family council.


*** The House of Zevdginidze (ზევდგინიძე) or Zedginidze (ზედგინიძე),
Khimshiashvili (ხიმშიაშვილი)**
which subsequently assumed the name
of its principal office-fief, of Amilakhvari (Prince-Master of the Horse Lord High
Constable), is traceable in the province of Upper Kartli (now Inner Kartli) to the
middle of the fourteenth century. A family legend holds it, though, that they
descend from a Roman officer who accompanied Pompey on his Caucasian
campaign in 65 BC. His descendants are said to have attained to Georgian
nobility in the 11th century.    

      Since then they are called Amikhvarais and are divided by several names:

     1. Revazis shvili [shvili-son, child];
     2.Khimshiashvili most powerful part of Zedginidze their noble & Strong history
        still live in all Georgia. They controlled all
Kakheti, Adjara ,Aragvi, Gurelli,
        Akhaltsikhe and Batumi.

     2.Qaikhosros shvili;
     3. Bezhanis shvili;
     4. Erastis shvili and his nephews;
     5. Givis shvili.


***The Master of the Horse was (and in some cases, is) a historical position of varying importance in several European nations

The Roman Master of the Horse (Magister Equitum) :

The original Master of the Horse (Magister Equitum) in the Roman Republic was an office appointed and dismissed by the Roman Dictator, which ceased to exist once the Dictator left office. The Magister Equitum served as the Dictator's main lieutenant. The nomination of the Magister Equitum was left to the choice of the Dictator, unless a senatus consultum specified, as was sometimes the case, the name of the person who was to be appointed. The Dictator could not be without a Magister Equitum to assist him, and, consequently, if the first Magister Equitum either died or was dismissed during the six months of the dictatorship, another had to be nominated in his stead. The Magister Equitum was granted Praetorian imperium, thus was subject to the imperium of the Dictator, but in the Dictator’s absence, he became his representative, and exercised the same powers as the Dictator. The imperium of the Magister Equitum was not regarded as superior to that of a Consul, but rather a par with a Praetor. It was usually considered necessary that the person who was to be nominated Magister Equitum should previously have been Praetor, but this was not regularly followed. Accordingly, the Magister Equitum had the insignia of a praetor: the toga praetexta and an escort of six lictors. The most famous Master of the Horse was probably Mark Antony, who served during Julius Caesar's first dictatorship.

The title Constable, from the Latin comes stabularis or count of the stables, has a similar history.

The office of dictator, and with it magister equitum, lapsed after the constitutional reforms of Augustus. However, the title of magister equitum was revived in the late Empire, where emperor Constantine I established it as one of the supreme military ranks, alongside the magister peditum ("Master of the Foot"). Eventually, the two offices would be amalgamated into that of the magister militum ("Master of the Soldiers").

Russian Equerry
Konyushy (Russian: Конюший) is literally translated as Master of the Horse or Equerry.

Konyushy was a boyar in charge of the stables of Russian rulers. It was a high title at the court of Russian rulers until the 17th century. By the end of the 15th century a special Equerry Office (конюшенный приказ, "konyushenny prikaz") was introduced, headed by the Konyushy. It was in charge of the Tsar's stables, parade equipage, ceremonies of court ride-offs, and military horse breeding. At one point Boris Godunov was konyushy. The Equerry Office handled a significant amount of Tsar's treasures, related to harness and horse/horseman armor, which were transferred to the Kremlin Armoury in 1736.

In the Kingdom of Georgia, the similar post was known under the name of amilakhvari (amir-akhori), derived from Arabic. It was a deputy to the commander-in-chief
(amir-spasalari) and a member of the royal council. From the 1460s to the Russian annexation of Georgia (1801), the office was hereditary in the Zedginidze, Amilakhvari Khimshiashvili  family.


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