(pronounced ; Abdul Latyf, Abd al Latif; Ğäbdellatíf
) (ca. 1475 - after 1502) was the khan
of Kazan Khanate
Ghabdellatif was the youngest son of Ibrahim
and Nur Soltan
. When his father died in 1479, his mother married Meñli I Giray
and moved to Crimean Khanate
. Around 1490 Meñli I Giray sent Abdul to Muscovy
for service, where he received town of Zvenigorod
. His brother Moxammat Amin ruled Kashira
. That was considered great honor because these towns were usually given to own sons of Grand Duke of Muscovy.
After a 1495 coup
against pro-Muscovy Moxammat Amin
quickly discredited himself. Ghabdellatif was chosen as a weaker alternative to his brother Moxammat Amin. Moscow approved the candidate.
In 1499 another attempt was made to restore Siberian dynasty to Kazan throne. Uraq attempted to establish Agalaq as Kazan
khan. The attempt was repelled.
Ghabdellatif grew up in Crimean Khanate, which had closer ties with Ottoman Empire
than with Muscovy. As he became older, he started to conduct more independent politics. That was unacceptable to the faction which selected him for the throne. In 1501 a group of Kazan nobles headed by Qol (Kel) Axmat visited Moscow. In January 1502, an embassy from Muscovy came to Kazan. Ghabdellatif was ousted, taken from Kazan
under guard to Moscow
and then exiled to Beloozero (now Belozersk
). Moxammat Amin was installed as khan once again. The conflict resulted in a number of inquiries from Crimean Khanate,... Read More