Some great individuals have added large contribution to the Georgian history… Sometimes it happened so that a one man carried weight of the whole nation and did it better than a big group of people. It could be noted that Georgia is a country of individuals, who have played major roles in advancement and progress of the country. Among such distinguished people is the Georgian King, Giorgi, called the Brilliant.
The birth year of Giorgi the 5th is approximately 1283-84, because when his prominent father, Demetre the 2nd, the Self-giver was punished in 1289, he was a little boy ( in the age of four or five years). His mother Natela was the daughter of Beka Jakeli, the mighty governor of Samtskhe. From the King Demetre (she was his third wife) she had the only son Giorgi. One historian of that time compares him to the only pearl. "Giorgi also was the only pearl - the best not only among kings of that time, but the brilliant among all men”.