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Nezahualcoyotl

NezahualcoyotlBorn: 1402
Died: 1472
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Other
Race or Ethnicity: American Aborigine
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State, Poet, Philosopher

Nationality: Aztec
Executive summary: Texcoco philosopher-king, Aztec poet

Pre-columbian King of Texcoco, part of the Aztec empire. At the age of 15, he escaped the massacre that resulted in his father's murder. He escaped to Tenochtitlan and devoted the next decade of his life to study. He then returned to Texcoco to dethrone the usurper that sat on his father's throne.

He spent the rest of his life building Texcoco into a haven for philosophy and the arts. He developed an advanced code of laws that was adopted throughout the Aztec empire. He composed numerous poems, considered among the best poetry the Nahuatl language had to offer, that were later compiled translated into Spanish.

Father: Ixtlixócitl (King)
Mother: Matlalcihuatzin (daughter of Huitzilíhuitl)
Wife: ("many" concubines, 110 children)
Son: Nezahualpilli (b. 1464, d. 1515, successor to the throne)

    Alcohuan Ancestry
    Portrait on Mexican currency 100 Peso Note



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