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The last Aztec emperor is executed

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The last Aztec emperor is executed

Postby admin » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:40 pm

On this day — February 28, 1525
The last Aztec emperor is executed
Having survived years of war, the Spanish conquest of his empire, torture, and seeming accord with conquistador Hernán Cortés and his army, Aztec emperor Cuauhtémoc is executed by order of Cortés.

Cuauhtémoc was the Aztec ruler of Tenochtitlan from 1520 to 1521, making him the last Aztec Emperor. The name Cuauhtemōc means "one who has descended like an eagle", and is commonly rendered in English as "Descending Eagle," as in the moment when an eagle folds its wings and plummets down to strike its prey. This is a name that implies aggressiveness and determination.

Born: 1497
Died: 1525
Parents: Ahuitzotl (Father)
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