Members of the San Luigi Orders: Prince Nicholas Tchkotoua

H.S.H. Prince Nicholas Chalvovich Tchkotoua (1905-84) was a member of the Order of the Crown of Thorns. Georgian by birth, he was forced to settle abroad after the Red Army overthrew the Georgian government in 1921. He is best known for his novel Timeless, published in 1949, which was the first novel by a Georgian writer to come to international attention.

He was a Bailli Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion of the Order of Malta, and that Order’s Ambassador to Chile, and a Knight of Justice of the Constantinian Order of St George. He was twice married, and had six children.

>>Biography (Wikipedia)

>>Review of Timeless (FT.com)

>>Tchkotua family website

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