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Moctezuma I

1398 - 1469

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Moctezuma I (c. 1398–1469), also known as Moteuczomatzin Ilhuicamina (), Huehuemoteuczoma or Montezuma I (Classical Nahuatl: Motēuczōma Ilhuicamīna [moteːkʷˈsoːma ilwikaˈmiːna], Classical Nahuatl: Huēhuemotēuczōma [weːwemoteːkʷˈsoːma]), was the second Aztec emperor and fifth king of Tenochtitlan. During his reign, the Aztec Empire was consolidated, major expansion was undertaken, and Tenochtitlan started becoming the dominant partner of the Aztec Triple Alliance. Often mistaken for his popular descendant, Moctezuma II, Moctezuma I greatly contributed to the famed Aztec Empire that thrived until Spanish arrival, and he ruled over a period of peace from 1440 to 1453. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Moctezuma I has received more than 545,328 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Moctezuma I is the 2,627th most popular politician (down from 2,132nd in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Mexico (down from 21st in 2019) and the 10th most popular Mexican Politician.

Moctezuma I was the ruler of the Aztec empire from 1502 to 1520. He is most famous for his role in the Spanish conquest of Mexico, which resulted in the downfall of the Aztec empire.

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Among politicians, Moctezuma I ranks 2,627 out of 15,577Before him are Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia, Gaston Doumergue, George V of Hanover, Harald Greycloak, Georg Michaelis, and Chaghri Beg. After him are B. J. Habibie, Mohamed Farrah Aidid, Mentuhotep III, Emperor Go-Sai, Alfred Hugenberg, and Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar.

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Among people born in 1398, Moctezuma I ranks 2Before him is John II of Aragon. After him are Emine Hatun, Julian Cesarini, Theodorus Gaza, Francesco Filelfo, and Íñigo López de Mendoza, 1st Marquis of Santillana. Among people deceased in 1469, Moctezuma I ranks 4Before him are Filippo Lippi, Piero di Cosimo de' Medici, and Yejong of Joseon. After him are Filarete, Benedetto Cotrugli, Abu Sa'id Mirza, Niccolò de' Conti, and Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers.

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Among people born in Mexico, Moctezuma I ranks 23 out of 585Before him are Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán (1957), Antonio López de Santa Anna (1794), Benito Juárez (1806), Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648), Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (1753), and Andrés Manuel López Obrador (1953). After him are Vicente Fernández (1940), Vicente Fox (1942), Francisco I. Madero (1873), Cantinflas (1911), Lázaro Cárdenas (1895), and David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896).


Among politicians born in Mexico, Moctezuma I ranks 10Before him are Cuauhtémoc (1495), Porfirio Díaz (1830), Agustín de Iturbide (1783), Antonio López de Santa Anna (1794), Benito Juárez (1806), and Andrés Manuel López Obrador (1953). After him are Vicente Fox (1942), Francisco I. Madero (1873), Lázaro Cárdenas (1895), Plutarco Elías Calles (1877), Cuitláhuac (1476), and Kʼinich Janaabʼ Pakal (603).