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Zviad Gamsakhurdia

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Date of birthMarch 31, 1939
Place of birthTbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Date of deathDecember 31, 1993(age 54)
Place of deathKhibula, Georgia
1st President of Georgia
In officeApril 14, 1991 - January 6, 1992
Succeeded byEduard Shevardnadze
Preceded byInagural

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Zviad Gamsakhurdia ( , (March 31, 1939 - December 31, 1993) was a dissident, scientist and writer, who became the first democratically elected President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era. Gamsakhurdia is the only Georgian President to have died whilst formally in office .

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