The leader of the Klingon High Council, the chancellor, was the Klingon head of government, and the de facto head of the Klingon Empire. The chancellor replaced the emperor as the ruler of the Empire in the mid-21st century (see also: Klingon emperor).
The chancellor was protected at all times by the Yan-Isleth. (DS9: "Apocalypse Rising") However, many chancellors such as Gowron and Martok have been known to take command of Klingon Defense Force vessels and lead attacks personally - Gowron commanded the IKS Bortas as Chancellor (TNG: "Redemption") and Martok led Klingon forces in the Battle of Cardassia (DS9: "What You Leave Behind").
List of known Klingon chancellors Edit
- K'mpec (until 2367)
- Gowron (2367 – 2375)
- Worf (2375; abdicated immediately after ascension)
- Martok (2375 onward)
See also Edit
|Leaders of the Klingon Empire|
|Emperors||Kahless I • Reclaw I • Reclaw II • Sompek • Mur'Eq • Kahless II|
|Chancellors||2151 Chancellor • 2153 Chancellor • M'Rek • Mow'ga • Gorkon • Azetbur • K'mpec • Gowron • Worf • Martok|