About History – The First Printed Book in Georgian

The first printed book in Georgian was published in Rome in 1629 by Niceforo Irbachi (Nicholas Irubakidze-Cholokashvili) (Georgian: ნიკოლოზ ჩოლოყაშვილი; ნიკოლოზ ირუბაქიძე-ჩოლოყაშვილი), a Georgian Orthodox priest, politician and diplomat.

The first printed book in Georgian was a Georgian Alphabet with prayers

The first printed book in Georgian was a Georgian Alphabet with prayers

The book was a Georgian Alphabet with prayers, which was later accompanied with a Georgian – Italian dictionary.

A portrait of Niceforo Irbachi from the travel album of Cristoforo Castelli

A portrait of Niceforo Irbachi from the travel album of Cristoforo Castelli

The first printed book in Georgian was a Georgian Alphabet with prayers

The first printed book in Georgian was a Georgian Alphabet with prayers

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