Mäxmüd of Kazan

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Mäxmüd khan (pronounced [mæxˈmyt]); in Russian chronicles Махмутек (Makhmutek); ?-1467) was a ruler (khan) of the Khanate of Kazan in (1445 – 1466), an elder son of Oluğ Möxämmäd. He is reputed to be one of the khanate's founders. He participated in his father's campaigns against Muscovy. In 1445, he won the battle of Suzdal and took captive the Grand Duke of Moscow Vasily II, forcing Russia to pay yasak. After the death of Oluğ Möxämmäd, he occupied Kazan's throne. In December of 1446 he supported Vassily II to dethrone Dmitry Shemyaka. In 1448 he attacked Moscow to preserve advantageous treaty conditions that were concluded after the battle of Suzdal. In that period, the Qasim Khanate was created as a buffer-state between Muscovy and the Khanate of Kazan, governed by Mäxmüd's relatives.

Preceded by
Oluğ Möxämmäd
khan of Kazan Khanate
1445–1466
Succeeded by
Xälil