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Cuitláhuac, 10th tlatoani of the Aztec Empire, brother of Moctezuma II. After being held captive by the Aztecs, Cortés ordered Moctezuma to ask his people stop fighting. Moctezuma told him that they wouldn't listen to him, and in turn asked him to free his brother Cuitláhuac so he'd convince the people to stop. Once freed, Cuitláhuac led his people against the conquistadors and successfully drove them out of Tenochtitlán on June 30, 1520. After ruling for only 80 days, he died of smallpox.

Cuitláhuac, tlatoani of the Aztec Empire, brother of Moctezuma II.

Moctezuma II was the ninth ruler of Tenochtitlan. He was ruler when the Aztec Empire reached its maximal size. He spread the empire very far south using warfare.

Word of Cortes was brought to Moctezuma, who was the Aztec god-king. He sent gifts and told Cortes not to continue his trip to Tenochtitlan.

Montezuma II Xocoyotzin (also known as Moctezuma II, Motekosoma, Motecuhzoma or…

Montezuma II Xocoyotzin (also known as Moctezuma II, Motekosoma, Motecuhzoma or…

Cuauhtémoc (c. 1495–1525) was the Aztec ruler (tlatoani) of Tenochtitlan from 1520 to 1521. Cuauhtémoc took power in 1520 as successor of Cuitláhuac and was a cousin of the former emperor Moctezuma II. He ascended to the throne when he was 25 years of age, as his city was being besieged by the Spanish and devastated by an epidemic of smallpox brought to the New World by Spanish Invaders. He was captured, tortured (by having his feet burned), and later hung by Hernan Cortes in Central…

Cuauhtémoc (c. was the Aztec ruler (tlatoani) of Tenochtitlan from…

Moctezuma Xocoyotzin, or Moctezuma II, (c.1466-29 June 1520) was the ninth Aztec ruler. He was captured by Hernán Cortés, and killed in the subsequent battles. Details of his death are unknown, though it is commonly believed that he was stoned to death by his own people for failing to protect their city.

Attributed to Antonio Rodríguez, Mexico, Portrait of Moctezuma II Xocoyotzin (Retrato de Moctezuma II Xocoyotzin),

Moctezuma II - A Sophisticated & Cultivated Man, he was to Become the Last Great Aztec God-King

Full length color image of Moctezuma II aka. Montezuma, by George Stuart.

Moctezuma II (c. 1466 – 29 June 1520), also known by a number of variant spellings including Montezuma, Moteuczoma, Motecuhzoma and referred to in full by early Nahuatl texts as Motecuhzoma Xocoyotzin (Moctezuma the Young),[N.B. 1] was the ninth tlatoani or ruler of Tenochtitlan, reigning from 1502 to 1520.

The rulers used sacrifice as an effective means political terror. By the time of Moctezuma II, the ruler, with civil and religious power, dominated the state.

Moctezuma II was the ninth ruler of the Aztec Empire.  It was during his reign that the first contact occurred with the Europeans, and the empire reached it's maximum size.

Motecuhzoma Xocoyotzin or Moctezuma II is one of the most famous rulers of the Aztecs. He had extreme religious and civil power, completely dominating his people.

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Montezuma from An Illustrated History of the New World - Moctezuma II…

Aztec feather headdress attributed to Moctezuma II; currently resides in Vienna, Austria, while a replica is exhibited at the Museo Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México. Image credit: Maunus cc3.0

Aztec feather headdress attributed to Moctezuma II; currently resides in Vienna, Austria, while a replica is exhibited at the Museo Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México. Image credit: Maunus cc3.0

Moctezuma II, 1520. SG-F139 54 mm 1/32 | Series General | Andrea ...

Moctezuma II, 1520. SG-F139 54 mm 1/32 | Series General | Andrea ...

For Tenochtitlan, relation of a graphic novel: Motecuhzoma II, emperor of Mexica / Moctezuma II, ...

Motecuhzoma II, emperor of Mexica / Moctezuma II, emperador de los Mexica

Moctezuma II

Who was Moctezuma II? Learn more about the emperor of the Aztecs who ruled during the great clash of civilizations.

Feather head-dress, Mexico, Aztec, early 16th century. Quetzal, Cotinga, roseate spoonbill, Piaya feathers; wood, fibres, Amate paper, cotton, gold, gilded brass © KHM mit MVK und ÖTM.

Feathered headdress of the Aztec King - Moctezuma. The last surviving Aztec headdress in existence. Museum of Ethnology, Vienna, Austria Algo tan bonito deveria de estar en su hogar.