Montezuma Timeline

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