Adarnase III of Iberia

Adarnase III (Georgian: ადარნასე III), of the Nersianid Dynasty, was a presiding prince of Iberia (Kartli, eastern Georgia) from c. 748 to 760.

Adarnase was a son of Prince Nerse I Nersiani by his wife, third daughter of Mirian of Kakheti.

Originally a hereditary duke (eristavi) of Inner Iberia, he seems to have succeeded the Guaramid ruler Guaram III whose son was married to Adarnase's daughter. He was succeeded by his son, Nerse.

Adarnase's title of curopalates testifies to the degree of Byzantine influence in Georgia even though the Caliphate suzerainty continued.[1]


  1. Suny, Ronald Grigor (1994), The Making of the Georgian Nation: 2nd edition, p. 27. Indiana University Press, ISBN 0-253-20915-3
Preceded by
Guaram III
Prince of Iberia
c. 748–760
Succeeded by

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