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Chaka of Bulgaria

Chaka
Еmperor of Bulgaria
Reign 1299–1300
Predecessor Ivan II
Successor Theodore Svetoslav
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Tarnovo
Spouse Elena
Issue Kara Küçük
House Borjigin
Father Nogai Khan
Mother Alaka

Chaka (Bulgarian: Чака) reigned as emperor (tsar) of Bulgaria from 1299 to 1300. The date of his birth is unknown.

Chaka was the son of the Elena. In the late 1290s, Chaka supported his father Nogai in a war against the legitimate khan of the Golden Horde Toqta, but Toqta was victorious and defeated and killed Nogai in 1299.

At about the same time Chaka had led his supporters into Bulgaria, intimidated the regency for Ivan II into fleeing the capital, and imposed himself as ruler in Tărnovo in 1299. It is not completely certain whether he reigned as Emperor of Bulgaria or simply acted as the overlord of his brother-in-law Theodore Svetoslav. He is accepted as a ruler of Bulgaria by Bulgarian historiography.

Chaka did not long enjoy his new position of power, as the armies of George I of Bulgaria. He had at least

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