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Tlatoani of Tenochtitlan

This is a list of the 19 tlatoani of Tenochtitlan, often referred to as "Aztec emperors".

Pre-Hispanic

Tlatoani Picture Birth Death
Acamapichtli
1376 – 1395
Tizaapan
Son of Opochtli Iztahuatzin and Atotoztli I of Culhuacan
1395
Huitzilihuitl
Five Snake (22 January)
3 Reed (1396) – 1 Reed (1417)
Son of Acamapichtli and Tezcatlan Miyahuatzin 1 Reed (1417)
Chimalpopoca
3 Serpent (21 July)
1 Reed (1417) – 12 Rabbit (1427)
Son of Huitzilihuitl and Ayauhcihuatl 12 Rabbit (1427)
Itzcoatl
13 Water (22 June)
13 Reed (1427) – 13 Flint (1440)
Son of Acamapichtli and a commoner from Azcapotzalco 13 Flint (1440)
Montezuma I
3 Serpent (22 May)
13 Flint (1440) – 3 house (1469)
Son of Huitzilihuitl and Miahuaxihuitl of Quauhnahuac 3 House (1469)
Axayacatl
2 Rain (2 August)
3 House (1469) – 2 House (1481)
Son of Tezozomoctli and Atotoztli II 2 House (1481)
Tizoc
6 Vulture (2 June)
2 House (1481) – 7 Rabbit (1486)
son of Tezozomoctli and Atotoztli 7 Rabbit (1486)
Ahuitzotl
10 Rabbit (15 April)
7 Rabbit (1486) – 10 Rabbit (1502)
Son of Tezozomoctli and Atotoztli II 10 Rabbit (1502)
Montezuma II
9 Deer (14 April)
10 Rabbit (1502) – 2 Flint (1520)
Son of Axayacatl 2 Flint (1520)
Cuitlahuac
5/8 Wind (16 September)
2 Flint (1520)
Son of Axayacatl and a noblewoman of Itztapalapan 2 Flint (3 December)
2 Flint (1520)
Cuauhtemoc
Izcalli/February
3 House (1521) – 7 House (1525)
Son of Ahuitzotl 7 House (27 February 1525)
Acalan

Colonial rulers

Tlatoani Picture Birth Death Notes
Juan Velázquez Tlacotzin
7 House (1525)
grandson of Tlacaelel II, 2G-grandson of Tlacaelel 7 House (1525)
Nochiztlan
Installed by Hernán Cortés in Huey Mollan. Died before returning to Tenochtitlan.
Andrés de Tapia Motelchiuh
7 House (1525) – 12 Rabbit (1530)
12 Rabbit (1530)
Aztatlan
Installed in Huey Mollan. A quauhtlatoani ("interim ruler").
Pablo Xochiquentzin
1 Flint (1532) – 5 Flint (1536)
5 Flint (1536) A quauhtlatoani ("interim ruler").
Diego de Alvarado Huanitzin
7 Rabbit (1539) – 10 House (1541)
son of Tezozomoctli Aculnahuacatl, grandson of Axayacatl 10 House (1541)
Diego de San Francisco Tehuetzquititzin
10 House (1541) – 10 Rabbit (1554)
son of Tezcatl Popocatzin, grandson of Tizoc 10 Rabbit (1554)
Esteban de Guzmán
10 Rabbit (1554) – 13 House (1557)
Xochimilco Not a tlatoani, but a judge (juez).
Cristóbal de Guzmán Cecetzin
13 House (1557) – 5 Rabbit (1562)
son of Diego Huanitzin 5 Rabbit (1562) Installed by Esteban de Guzmán.
Luis de Santa María Nanacacipactzin
6 Reed (1563) – 8 House (1565)
8 House (1565)

See also

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