David IV of Georgia

King of Georgia (1073-1125)

David IV, also known as David II or David III,[1][2] or David the Builder (Georgian: დავით აღმაშენებელი, Davit Aghmashenebeli) (1073January 24, 1125), from the House of Bagrationi, was King of Georgia from 1089 to 1125.[3]

David IV
დავით IV
King of Kings of Georgia
Depiction of King David IV from Gelati Monastery
Fifth King of Georgia
PredecessorGeorge II
SuccessorDemetrius I
Full name
Davit Aghmashenebeli
FatherGeorge II of Georgia
ReligionGeorgian Orthodox Church
KhelrtvaDavid IV დავით IV's signature


  1. Actually, he was the first of the unified Georgia’s kings to be named David. From this point of view, he was David I. But traditionally he is known as David IV being the fourth David in the ruling dynasty of Bagrationi. However, some Georgian historians mention him as David II referring the fact that he was the second David to have the title of King of the Georgians (adopted by the Bagratid kings of Tao-Klarjeti in 888) whereas the two others were only ruling princes.
  2. Britannica online
  3. Georgia in the Developed Feudal Period (XI-the first quarter of the XIII c.) Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine www.parliament.ge/ Retrieved 13 August 2006.