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Cuauhtemoc

CuauhtemocAKA Cuauhtémoc

Born: 1495
Died: 28-Feb-1525
Location of death: Honduras
Cause of death: Execution
Remains: Buried, Ossuary, Ixcateopan, Guerrero

Gender: Male
Religion: Other
Race or Ethnicity: American Aborigine
Occupation: Head of State

Nationality: Aztec
Executive summary: Last Aztec Emperor

Nephew of Montezuma II and final leader of the Aztec Empire. At the age of 25 he was elected to the post by a council of noblemen, during the Spanish conquest. He defied the white-skinned invaders with his oath to sacrifice to his gods all Christian converts in the Aztec lands.

He organized an Aztec resistance that succeeded in repulsing Spaniard forces from Tenochtitlan, until they were starved out. Cuauhtemoc was captured and drafted into the Spanish army, where he was later hung for treason, forever immortalizing him as a Mexican hero.

Father: Ahuízotl
Wife: Tecuichpo (daughter of Montezuma II)

    Tortured 1521
    Treason
    Portrait on Mexican currency 5 Peso Coin (1947-1948)
    Aztec Ancestry



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