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K'inich Kan B'alam II
Ajaw of Palenque
K'inich Kan B'alam II, from the Temple of the Cross, Palenque (illustrated by Frederick Catherwood). The Maya calendar date appearing here is equivalent to January 690.
Reign January 10, 684 – February 20, 702
Born May 23, 635(635-05-23)
Died February 20, 702 (aged 66)
Predecessor Pacal the Great
Successor K'inich K'an Joy Chitam II
Father Pacal the Great

K'inich Kan B'alam II, also (formerly) known as Chan Bahlum II, (May 23, 635 - February 20, 702) was king of the pre-Columbian Maya polity of Baakal in the Classic period of Mesoamerican chronology, based around the ceremonial center and city now known as the Maya archaeological site of Palenque.

Kan B'alam took the throne on January 10, 684, several months after the death of his father and predecessor, Pacal the Great.

He continued the ambitious project of adorning Palenque with fine art and architecture begun by his father.

He was succeeded by his younger brother, K'inich K'an Joy Chitam II.

K'inich Kan B'alam II's tomb has not been discovered.


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