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(Montezuma; in Aztec Motecuhzoma etc., “angry lord”), Aztec rulers: 1. Montezuma I, Ilhuicamina (?1469, Tenochtitlán), fifth ruler of Tenochtitlán, following his uncle Itzcoatl, 1440–1469; co-founder of the state system instituted by the Mexica; he promoted culture (botanical gardens, medicine).

2. Montezuma II, Xocoyotzin (1467, Tenochtitlán – Jun 30, 1520, Tenochtitlán), ninth ruler of Tenochtitlán, great-grandson of 1.; succeeded his uncle Ahuítzotl in office. Expansion and far-reaching trade created the condition…

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Nebel, Richard, “Montezuma”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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