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Moctezuma: Aztec ruler, exhibition at the British Museum, Bloomsbury

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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.

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Something to look forward to: Under Wildwood, the second book in the wonderful Wildwood Chronicles by Colin Meloy.

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The Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma) is a New World tropical icterid bird. It is a resident breeder in the Caribbean coastal lowlands from southeastern Mexico to central Panama, but is absent from El Salvador and southern Guatemala. The English and scientific names of this species commemorate the Aztec emperor Moctezuma II.

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

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Moctezuma II, emperor of the Aztec Empire from 1502 to 1520

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from HISTORIA, CIENCIA, AZTECAS, MITO, CALENDARIO, ANTROPOLOGÍA

QUETZALCÓATL: SERPIENTE EMPLUMADA, DIOS, HOMBRE, VENUS, EXTRATERRESTRE

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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.

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