The most important thing for her was Griboyedoff's glorious name
Alexander Sergiovich Griboyedoff (1795– 1829) was born in Moscow into a noble family, which was part of a longstanding aristocratic clan. He was highly educated and successfully graduated from the departments of Philology and Ethics & Politics. He knew nine languages and was a gifted musician who composed several well-known waltzes. He is said by A.S. Pushkin to have been one of “the most intelligent people in Russia”.
1812 Patriotic War, Griboyedoff volunteered for the army but he never took part in any battle. During that time he began to write his important literary work. In 1818 he was sent to Persia as secretary of the Russian embassy. There, he proved to be a skillful
diplomat. On 30 January 1829 in Teheran he fell a prey to Muslim fundamentalists who attacked the Russian embassy.
Nino received her initial education at home. Later, she attended a famous private boarding school in the St. Petersburg home of Praskovya Nikolaevna Arsenyeva Akhverdova. Praskovya Akhverdova’s school attracted children of many noble families, and played an important role in Nino’s life as well as the lives of her siblings. Here, they received a general education, studied foreign languages, learned to draw, and received a variety of special lessons. Praskovya Akhverdova also hosted meetings in the 1810s and 1820s where ideas were exchanged among public figures, writers, and other Georgian, Russian, and European intellectuals.
Nino later told her sister’s husband, David Dadiani:
She never remarried and continued to mourn for him until she died 28 years later. After her husband's death, Nino dressed in black and she never wore anything else until her own death. In 1857 a cholera epidemic broke out in Tbilisi, but Nino did not want to leave the city. While nursing her diseased relatives, she fell ill herself and died.
Before dying Nino said she wanted to be buried with Griboyedoff.
For almost three decades, Nino suffered in silence. She bravely hid her sorrow.
The love of Griboyedoff and Nino Chavchavadze inspired a lot of beautiful works of art.