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La Malinche

1502 - 1529

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Marina [maˈɾina] or Malintzin [maˈlintsin] (c. 1500 – c. 1529), more popularly known as La Malinche [la maˈlintʃe], a Nahua woman from the Mexican Gulf Coast, became known for contributing to the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire (1519–1521), by acting as an interpreter, advisor, and intermediary for the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of La Malinche has received more than 2,097,962 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. La Malinche is the 1,431st most popular politician (down from 1,323rd in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Mexico and the 3rd most popular Mexican Politician.

La Malinche is most famous for being the translator and mistress of Hernán Cortés, the Spanish conquistador who conquered the Aztec Empire.

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Among politicians, La Malinche ranks 1,431 out of 15,577Before her are Mohamed Morsi, Leo von Caprivi, Henry II of Navarre, Antoine of Navarre, Louise Mountbatten, and Engelbert Dollfuss. After her are Pelagius of Asturias, Ernst Thälmann, Soong Ching-ling, Louis II of Italy, Anastas Mikoyan, and Yitzhak Shamir.

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Among people born in 1502, La Malinche ranks 5Before her are Hurrem Sultan, Pope Gregory XIII, Atahualpa, and John III of Portugal. After her are Thomas Tallis, Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Miguel López de Legazpi, Pedro Nunes, Anthony Maria Zaccaria, Otto Henry, Elector Palatine, and Heinrich Aldegrever. Among people deceased in 1529, La Malinche ranks 1After her are Baldassare Castiglione, Wang Yangming, Krishnadevaraya, Andrea Sansovino, Jan Provoost, Juan del Encina, Álvaro de Saavedra Cerón, and John Skelton.

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In Mexico

Among people born in Mexico, La Malinche ranks 10 out of 585Before her are Moctezuma II (1466), Geronimo (1829), Emiliano Zapata (1879), Carlos Slim (1940), Pancho Villa (1878), and Carlos Santana (1947). After her are Octavio Paz (1914), Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (1946), Cuauhtémoc (1495), Porfirio Díaz (1830), Salma Hayek (1966), and Agustín de Iturbide (1783).


Among politicians born in Mexico, La Malinche ranks 3Before her are Moctezuma II (1466) and Geronimo (1829). After her are Cuauhtémoc (1495), Porfirio Díaz (1830), Agustín de Iturbide (1783), Antonio López de Santa Anna (1794), Benito Juárez (1806), Andrés Manuel López Obrador (1953), Moctezuma I (1398), Vicente Fox (1942), and Francisco I. Madero (1873).