La primera monarquía unificada de Georgia se formó a finales del siglo X, cuando el curopalates David Bagrationi invadió el condado de Kartli-Iberia. Tres años más tarde, después de la muerte de su tío Teodosio el Ciego, el rey de Lázica Bagrat III heredó el trono de Abjasia.
In 1028 he was imprisoned by Bagrat IV of Georgia, and died during captivity. His lands were absorbed by Georgia. In 1028, Klarjeti was annexed to Georgia: George I (გიორგი I) 998 or 1002 Son of Bagrat III and Martha: 1014–1027 16 August 1027 Mqinwarni or Itaroni aged 24/25 or 28/29: Kingdom of Georgia: Mariam of Vaspurakan c.1018 ...
Tras la muerte de Teodosio III, el Ciego en el año 978, el trono de Abjasia fue entregado a Bagrat III, en su calidad de sucesor y sobrino del difunto rey. Con la muerte de David en el año 1001, Bagrat III asumió el poder en Tao-Klardsheti y, finalmente, siete años más tarde, anexó Kajeti y Ereti, coronándose rey de la Georgia unificada.
Giorgi I (Georgian: გიორგი I) (998 or 1002 – 16 August 1027), of the House of Bagrationi, was the king of Georgia from 1014 until his death in 1027. He was 2nd king of United Georgia after his Father Bagrat III. He spent most of his thirteen-year-long reign waging a bloody and fruitless territorial war with the Byzantine Empire
By 1490/91, the once powerful monarchy fragmented into three independent kingdoms – Kartli (central to eastern Georgia), Kakheti (eastern Georgia), and Imereti (western Georgia) – each led by a rival branch of the Bagrationi dynasty, and into five semi-independent principalities – Odishi-Mingrelia, Guria, Abkhazia, Svaneti, and Samtskhe – dominated by their own feudal clans.
Bagrat's reign secured a victory for the Bagratids of Georgia, ending the power-struggles that had plagued the region for centuries. Bagrat had a peaceful foreign policy, successfully avoiding conflicts with the Byzantines and nearby Muslim realms, even though some of David's territory, such as Tao and Tbilisi , remained in Byzantine and Arab control, respectively.
The great noble houses of Georgia, capitalizing on the vacillating character of the king, sought to assert more autonomy for themselves; Tbilisi, the ancient capital of Kartli, remained in the hands of its Muslim rulers, and a local dynasty, for a time suppressed by George's energetic father Bagrat IV, maintained its precarious independence in the eastern region of Kakheti under the Seljuq ...