K'an Joy Chitam I
|K'an Joy Chitam I|
|King of Palenque|
Glyph of K'an Joy Chitam I at Temple of the Cross Tablet
|Reign||February 25, 529 – February 8, 565|
|Predecessor||Interregnum, title last held by Ahkal Mo' Naab' I (524)|
|Successor||Ahkal Mo' Naab' II|
|Born||May 4, 490|
|Died||February 8, 565(aged 74)|
K'an Joy Chitam I (May 4, 490 – February 8, 565) was a ruler of the Maya city-state of Palenque. He took the throne on February 25, 529 at age 34, ending an interregnum that had lasted for a little over four years.
K'an Joy Chitam I ruled until his death in 565 at age 74.
The biography of this king is significant for the fact that he lived to be almost seventy-five, a ripe old age by Precolumbian standards.
He was possibly a father of Ahkal Mo' Naab' II.
K'an Joy Chitam was previously referred to as K'an Hoy Chitam.
Title last held by Ahkal Mo' Naab' I (524)
|King of Palenque
February 25, 529 – February 8, 565
Ahkal Mo' Naab' II