Zviad Gamsakhurdia

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Zviad Gamsakhurdia
ზვიად გამსახურდია
Zviad Gamsakhurdia, Tbilisi, 1988.jpg
1st President of Georgia
In office
April 14, 1991 – January 6, 1992
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished;
Military Council as the interim head of state
Chairman of the Supreme Council of Georgia
In office
November 14, 1990 – April 14, 1991
Succeeded byHimself as the Head of state;
Akaki Asatiani as the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia
Personal details
Born(1939-03-31)March 31, 1939
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
DiedDecember 31, 1993(1993-12-31) (aged 54)
Khibula, Georgia

Zviad Gamsakhurdia (Georgian: ზვიად გამსახურდია, tr. Zviad K'onst'ant'ines dze Gamsakhurdia; Russian: Звиа́д Константи́нович Гамсаху́рдия, tr. Zviad Konstantinovich Gamsakhurdiya; March 31, 1939 — December 31, 1993) was a Georgian scientist and writer. He became the first democratically elected President of Georgia in the post-Soviet era.