Canghali of Kazan

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Khan of the Tatar Qasim Khanate
Reign1519 – 1532
Khan of the Tatar Kazan Khanate
Reign1532 – 1535
PredecessorSafa Giray of Kazan
SuccessorSafa Giray of Kazan
Died25 September 1535
İske Qazan
FatherShayex Allahiar

Canghali (also Jan Ali, Can Ali, Tatar: Җангали; Russian: Джан-Али) (1516–1535) was ruler of the Khanate of Qasim in 1519–1532 and then Khanate of Kazan in 1532–1535. He was the son of Qasim khan Shayex Allahiar (Şäyex Allahiär) (r. 1512-15) and younger brother of Qasim khan Shahgali or Shah Ali (r. 1515-19).

When Shah Ali moved to Kazan Jan Ali took the throne. The Qasim Khanate was a vassal state of Muscovy. Canghali as its ruler had close ties with Muscovy.

In 1532 Vasili III of Russia defeated Kazan, khan Safagäräy fled and the 16-year-old Canghali was brought in as a pro-Russian ruler of the bigger and generally independent Kazan Khanate. In 1533 Canghali married Söyembika, the daughter of Nogay nobleman. During his reign he was completely manipulated by Bulat Shirin (Bulat Şirin, /boo-LAHT shee-RREEN/) and queen Gawharshat (Gäwhärşat, /geh-w-ha-rr-SHAHT/), widow or sister of Moxammat Amin khan. During 1535 coup of Kazan nobility, he lost the throne and was exiled to Iske Qazan. Older sources (Howorth) say that he was killed.

See also[edit]


  • Henry Hoyle Howorth, History of the Mongols, 1880, Part 2, pp 433 for Kasimov and 393-400 for Kazan
Preceded by
Safa Giray
Khan of Kazan
Succeeded by
Safa Giray