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 Montezuma

Montezuma

Original Name Moctezuma Xocoyotzin II
Birth
Death 1520 (aged 39–40)
Burial Body lost or destroyed
Memorial ID 33238713 · View Source
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Moctezuma II, also known as Motecuhzoma Xocoyotzin also spelled Montezuma in English (c. 1466 or c.1480–1520) was the 9th tlatoani (ruler) of Tenochtitlan, reigning from 1502 to 1520. It was during Moctezuma's reign that the Spanish Conquest began. In subsequent battles with the Spanish Conquistadors after Hernán Cortés' return, Moctezuma was killed. The details of his death are unknown. Bernal Díaz del Castillo states that on July 1, 1520, the Spanish forced Moctezuma to appear on the balcony of his palace, appealing to his countrymen. The people were appalled by their emperor's complicity and pelted him with rocks. The Spaniards had been shielding Montezuma but he died a short time afterwards. Cortés reported that Moctezuma had died by wounds caused by stones thrown by his countrymen. The indigenous accounts claim that Moctezuma was killed by the Spanish.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Lorenz Anasazi Brienne
  • Added: 25 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33238713
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Montezuma (1480–1520), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33238713, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Body lost or destroyed.