GIORGI II. King of Kakheti in 1511-1513. The son of King Alexander I, Giorgi clashed with his father over his peaceful relations with Kartli and led several expeditions against the neighboring kingdom. In 1511, he carried out a coup, killing his father and blinding his elder brother Dimitri, for which he was popularly known as Av-Giorgi (Mad or Mean Giorgi). Giorgi pursued an aggressive policy against Kartli and regularly raided its provinces. He was opposed by Bagrat Batonishvili, the brother of King David X, who governed Mukhrani province. In 1512, Giorgi II unsuccessfully besieged Bagrat’s main citadel at Tsikhisdziri. The following year, the king was ambushed and captured by Bagrat and his man near Mtskheta; he was imprisoned in the Mtveri fortress, where he died.