DECEMBER 8, 734

REPUTED-MAYAN AJAW (TIKAL) YIK’IN CHAN K’AWIIL I ACCEDED TO THRONE

The 27th ruler in Tikal’s dynastic succession, Yikʼin Chan Kʼawiil was one of Tikal’s most successful and expansionary rulers, consolidating the political gains won by his father, Jasaw Chan Kʼawiil I. During his reign prolific building works were undertaken at Tikal, with a number of the site’s significant still-standing structures commissioned or extended under his direction.  Yikʼin Kʼawiil conquered Calakmul in 736 and two other Calakmul allies — El Peru to the east and Naranjo to the west, in 743 and 744, respectively.  In so doing, he destroyed the noose of power that had previously dominated the area.  His principal wife was Lady Yax Ahau Xoc.  

Source:  Simon Martin, Nikolai Grube (2008). Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient Maya (2nd ed.). London and New York: Thames & Hudson. Wikipedia
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