Casper

Male, Deceased Person

0422 – 0487

92

Who was Casper?

"Casper", also known as 11 Rabbit, was a ruler of the Maya city of Palenque from 435 to 487. He was the immediate successor of K'uk' B'alam I, who founded the ruling dynasty.

Casper came to power in August 435 at the age of 13 and ruled the city for 52 years. Only Pacal the Great is recorded to have ruled Palenque longer.

The real name of the ruler has not been deciphered. He was given the nickname Casper by Mayanist scholar Floyd Lounsbury because his name glyph is said to resemble the cartoon character Casper the Friendly Ghost.

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Born
Aug 8, 0422
Died
0487

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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