The Mdivani (Georgian: მდივანი) is a Georgian aristocratic family. In the West, the best known bearers of this name were the children of General Zakhari Mdivani and his wife Elizabeth.[1] The five siblings fled to Paris after the Soviet invasion of Georgia in 1921, and became known as the "Marrying Mdivanis", as they all managed to marry into wealth and fame.

The Mdivani siblings were:

The word "Mdivani" in Georgian means "Secretary".

Notable members


  1. 1 2 Philip G. Bergem (2001). The Family and Residences of Arthur Conan Doyle. St. Paul, Minnesota: Privately printed. pp. 4, 11.
  2. Serge Mdivani is Killed Playing Polo in Florida, The New York Times, March 16, 1936

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