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Moctezuma II

1466 - 1520

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Moctezuma Xocoyotzin (c. 1466 – 29 June 1520; [motɛːkˈsoːmaḁ ʃoːkoˈjoːt͡sĩ] modern Nahuatl pronunciation ), variant spellings include Motewksomah, Motecuhzomatzin, Montezuma, Moteuczoma, Motecuhzoma, Motēuczōmah, Muteczuma, and referred to retroactively in European sources as Moctezuma II, was the ninth Emperor of the Aztec Empire (also known as Mexica Empire), reigning from 1502 or 1503 to 1520. Through his marriage with queen Tlapalizquixochtzin of Ecatepec, one of his two wives, he was also king consort of that altepetl.The first contact between the indigenous civilizations of Mesoamerica and Europeans took place during his reign, and he was killed during the initial stages of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire, when conquistador Hernán Cortés and his men fought to take over the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan. During his reign, the Aztec Empire reached its greatest size. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Moctezuma II has received more than 2,695,452 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia. Moctezuma II is the 508th most popular politician (down from 403rd in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Mexico and the most popular Mexican Politician.

Moctezuma II is most famous for being the Aztec emperor who was overthrown by Hernán Cortés and the Spanish conquistadors.

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Among politicians, Moctezuma II ranks 508 out of 15,577Before him are Heraklonas, Sukarno, Frederick William I of Prussia, Abdulmejid II, Norodom Sihanouk, and Anna of Russia. After him are Syngman Rhee, Didius Julianus, Ludwig II of Bavaria, Aurelian, Constantine II of Greece, and Fulgencio Batista.

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Among people born in 1466, Moctezuma II ranks 3Before him are Erasmus and Elizabeth of York. After him are Andrea Doria, Quentin Matsys, Alonso de Ojeda, Şehzade Ahmet, Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua, Giovanni Sforza, Ottaviano Petrucci, and Ashikaga Yoshitane. Among people deceased in 1520, Moctezuma II ranks 4Before him are Raphael, Selim I, and Pedro Álvares Cabral. After him are Martin Waldseemüller, Pier Gerlofs Donia, Cuitláhuac, Kunigunde of Austria, Sten Sture the Younger, Agostino Chigi, Jo Gwang-jo, and Ippolito d'Este.

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Among people born in Mexico, Moctezuma II ranks 4 out of 585Before him are Frida Kahlo (1907), Anthony Quinn (1915), and Diego Rivera (1886). After him are Geronimo (1829), Emiliano Zapata (1879), Carlos Slim (1940), Pancho Villa (1878), Carlos Santana (1947), La Malinche (1502), Octavio Paz (1914), and Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (1946).


Among politicians born in Mexico, Moctezuma II ranks 1After him are Geronimo (1829), La Malinche (1502), 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).