June 8 – Tevdore Kvelteli; William of York

Tevdore Kvelteli (d. 1609) (თევდორე კველთელი) was a Georgian priest during the Ottoman invasion (of Georgia) of 1609. Things looked pretty grim for Georgia as Turkish troops tromped into Tblisi. The king, young Tsar Luarsab II, was staying at his summer palace some distance west of the city. The Ottomans marched thither, leaving a trail… Continue reading June 8 – Tevdore Kvelteli; William of York