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Aztec Culture Timeline and King List

Guide to the Aztec Empire

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Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II, from the Codex Mendoza

Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II, from the Codex Mendoza

Codex Mendoza

Timeline of the Aztec Culture

  • AD 1110 - Mexica leave their homeland (Aztlan)
  • AD 1110-1325 - Mexica travel throughout what is now Mexico, looking for a place to settle
  • AD 1325 - Mexica settle Tenochtitlan
  • AD 1372-1391 - Rule of Acamapichtli, the first king of Tenochtitlan
  • AD 1391-1415 - Rule of Huitzilihuitzli; alliance with Tepanecs
  • AD 1415-1426 - Rule of Chimalpopoca
  • AD 1428-1430 - Tepanec War
  • AD 1430 - Triple Alliance established between Mexica, Tepaneca of the city of Tlacopan, and Acolhua of the city of Texcoco
  • AD 1436-1440 - Rule of Itzcoatl
  • AD 1440-1468 - Rule of Motecuhzoma I (also called Montezuma)
  • AD 1468-1481 - Rule of Axayactl
  • AD 1481-1486 - Rule of Tizoc
  • AD 1486-1502 - Rule of Ahuitzotl
  • AD 1492 - Columbus lands in Santa Domingo
  • AD 1496 - Columbus' second voyage
  • AD 1502-1520 - Rule of Motecuhzoma II
  • AD 1510 - Tenochtitlan floods
  • AD 1519 - Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes lands on the Yucatan peninsula and begins his assault on Aztecs
  • AD 1520 - Rule of Cuitahuac
  • AD 1520 - First small pox epidemic; Cuitahuac dies
  • AD 1520 - Rule of Cuauhtemoc
  • AD 1521 - Tenochtitlan falls to the Spanish
     

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