(also Shah Ghaly
or Shah Ali
, pronounced , or Şäyex Ğäli
, ) (1505–1567) was khan
in 1516-1519, 1535–1546, 1546–1551, 1552–1567 and Kazan
in 1518-1521, 1546, 1551-1552.
Shahgali was the grandson of Keche Moxammad
khan, son of Shayex Allahiar
(Şäyex Allahiär) khan, and older brother of Cangali
. After his father's death, he became khan of Qasim Khanate
in 1516 at the age of 11. In 1519 he was invited to Kazan throne by Bulat Shirin
's (Bulat Şirin) group of Qarachi
. This transfer was supported by Vasili III of Russia
, because Qasim khans were usually allied with Muscovy
. In 1521, he was banished from Kazan by noblemen for his pro-Muscovy policies. He was replaced with Sahib Giray
who was generally hostile towards Muscovy, and had ties with Crimean Khanate
and Ottoman Empire
. In later years, Shahgali gained and lost the throne of Kazan several time, as Muscovy and Kazan Qarachi struggled for control of Khanate. In the periods when Kazan throne was occupied by other people, he returned to Qasim.
Shahgali participated in Russian sieges of Kazan in 1537, 1540, 1541, 1548, 1552. In 1559 he participated in Livonian War
as commander of Russian avant-garde, sieged Narva
. In 1562 he defended Polock
, in 1564-1565 defended Velikie Luki
on Russian border.