What is Montezuma best known for?
Montezuma II, also spelled Moctezuma, (born 1466—died c. June 30, 1520, Tenochtitlán, within modern Mexico City), ninth Aztec emperor of Mexico, famous for his dramatic confrontation with the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés.
- Between 1519 and 1521 the Spanish, under the leadership of conquistador Hernan Cortés, conquered the Aztec Empire. During the reign of King Montezuma II, the Aztecs had seen several bad omens.
- n the last Aztec emperor in Mexico who was overthrown and killed by Hernando Cortes (1466-1520) Example of: emperor. the male ruler of an empire.
- The Huey Tlatoani was the ultimate power in the land. They felt that he was appointed by the gods and had the divine right to rule. He decided when to go to war and what tribute the lands he ruled would pay the Aztecs. When an emperor died, the new emperor was chosen by a group of high ranking nobles.
Cuauhtémoc (Nahuatl pronunciation: [kʷaː?ˈtemoːk] ( listen), Spanish pronunciation: [kwauˈtemok] ( listen) also known as Cuauhtemotzin, Guatimozin or Guatemoc; c. 1495) was the Aztec ruler (tlatoani) of Tenochtitlan from 1520 to 1521, making him the last Aztec Emperor.
- Cuauhtémoc, also called Guatimozin, (born c. 1495—died February 26, 1522), 11th and last Aztec emperor, nephew and son-in-law of Montezuma II. Cuauhtémoc became emperor in 1520 on the death of Montezuma's successor, Cuitláhuac.
- In Aztec mythology, Centeōtl [senˈteoːt??] (also known as Centeocihuatl or Cinteotl) is the maize deity. Cintli [ˈsint??i] means "dried maize still on the cob" and teōtl [ˈteoːt??] means "deity". Some specialists believe that Centeotl used to be the maize goddess Chicomecōātl.
- Tlaloc, He Who Makes Things Sprout. Tlaloc is the god of rain, lightning and thunder. He is a fertility god, but also a wrathful deity. Tlaloc is commonly depicted as a goggle-eyed blue being with jaguar fangs.
On 8 November 1519, Moctezuma met Cortés on the causeway leading into Tenochtitlan and the two leaders exchanged gifts. Moctezuma gave Cortés the gift of an Aztec calendar, one disc of crafted gold and another of silver.
- Fall of the Aztec Empire. For more on the conquest of Mexico by Spain, see also Spanish Conquest of Mexico, Siege of Tenochtitlan, and Hernán Cortés. The Aztecs were conquered by Spain in 1521 after a long siege of the capital, Tenochtitlan, where much of the population died from hunger and smallpox.
Updated: 6th October 2019