Visual Timeline: Montezuma
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1467 CE: Birth of Motecuhzoma II.
1502 CE - 1520 CE: Motecuhzoma II reigns as leader of the Aztec Empire.
1507 CE: New Fire Ceremony celebrated by the Aztecs.
1507 CE: The Throne of Motecuhzoma II is carved. Also known as the Monument of Sacred War.
1519 CE: Motecuhzoma II has an image carved of himself on the hillside at Chapultepec.
1519 CE: Motecuhzoma II receives Hernán Cortés at the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan.
1520 CE: Death of Aztec ruler Motecuhzoma II.
1521 CE: The Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan falls into the hands of Spanish forces led by Hernán Cortés.