Ğazı II Giray

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Ğazı II Giray of the Crimean Khanate.

Ğazı II Giray, Ghazi Bora Khan Girai (1551–1607) was a khan of the Crimean Tartars between 1588 and 1596, and then again from 1597 until 1607.c.1588

He was known as "Bora", or "Storm" and was responsible for an increase in the power and significance of the khanate. He was a supporter of science and culture.

In 1596-1597 he faced a rebellion by his brother, Fetih I Giray, who briefly took the title of the Khanate. Fetih I lost the fight, and was executed by Ğazı II together with his family in 1597.

While he was buried in the khans' cemetery at Bakhchisaray Palace his grave was not preserved.

He was the father of Toqtamış Giray.

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Preceded by
Saadet II Giray
Khan of Crimea
1588–1596
Succeeded by
Fetih I Giray
Preceded by
Fetih I Giray
Khan of Crimea
1597–1607
Succeeded by
Toqtamış Giray