Kan Bahlam I
|Kan Bahlam I|
|Ajaw of Palenque|
|Reign||April 6, 572 – February 1, 583|
|Predecessor||Ahkal Mo' Nahb II|
|Born||18 September 524|
|Died||1 February 583(aged 58)|
Kan Bahlam I[N 1] (Mayan pronunciation: [xaŋ βalɑm]), also known as Chan Bahlum I, (September 18, 524 – February 1, 583) was an ajaw of the Maya city-state of Palenque. He acceded to the throne on April 6, 572 at age 47 and ruled until his death.[N 2] Kan Bahlam was most likely the younger brother of his predecessor, Ahkal Mo' Nahb II and probably son of K'an Joy Chitam I. He was the first ruler of Palenque to use the title K'inich, albeit inconsistently. The title is usually translated as "radiant" but literally means "sun-faced".
- The ruler's name, when transcribed is (K'INICH) KAN[BAHLAM]-ma, translated "Radiant Snake Jaguar".
- These are the dates indicated on the Maya inscriptions in Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, Born: 18.104.22.168.5 11 Chikchan 13 Ch'en, Acceded: 22.214.171.124.12 10 Eb 0 Wo and Died: 126.96.36.199.5 11 Chikchan 3 K'ayab.
Ahkal Mo' Nahb II
|Ajaw of Palenque
April 6, 572 – February 1, 583