Jasaw Chan K'awiil II

Jasaw Chan K'awiil II
Ajaw of Tikal

Stela 11 representing Jasaw Chan K'awiil II.
Reign c.869
Predecessor Jewel K'awiil
Successor none
Born before 869
Died after 869
Religion Maya religion

Jasaw Chan K'awiil II[N 1] also known as Stela 11 Ruler, (fl. 869), was an ajaw of the Maya city of Tikal. He ruled c.869. The monuments associated with Jasaw Chan K'awiil II are: Stela 11 and Altar 11.[1][2]

Jasaw Chan K'awiil II's glyph

Reigning at a time when Tikal had already declined as a regional and political power, Jasaw Chan K'awiil is Tikal's last-known ruler identifiable from extant inscriptions.[1] His only known monument is a stela and its accompanying altar, with an inscription bearing the latest date of any yet recovered and deciphered in Tikal. Labelled as Stela 11, the monument is the only one from the Terminal Classic period found at Tikal, and contains a Mesoamerican Long Count calendar date of 3 Ajaw 3 Kej, correlating to August 15, 869 in the proleptic Gregorian calendar.[1][N 2]


  1. The ruler's name, when transcribed is ja-sa-wa-CHAN K'AWI:L, translated "K'awiil that Clears? the Sky", Martin & Grube 2008, p.52.
  2. Using the GMT-correlation, JDN=584283.


  1. 1 2 3 Martin & Grube 2008, p.52.
  2. Sharer & Traxler 2006, p.303.


Martin, Simon; 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. ISBN 9780500287262. OCLC 191753193. 
Sharer, Robert J.; Loa P. Traxler (2006). The Ancient Maya (6th, fully revised ed.). Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-4816-0. OCLC 28067148. 
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Jewel K'awiil
Ajaw of Tikal
Succeeded by
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