Cuauhtémoc (Nahuatl pronunciation: [kʷaːʍˈtemoːk] ⓘ, Spanish pronunciation: [kwawˈtemok] ⓘ), also known as Cuauhtemotzín, Guatimozín, or Guatémoc, was the Aztec ruler of Tenochtitlan from 1520 to 1521, making him the last Aztec Emperor.
Cuauhtémoc, (born c. 1495—died February 26, 1522), 11th and last Aztec emperor, nephew and son-in-law of Montezuma II. Cuauhtémoc became emperor in 1520 on the death of Montezuma’s successor, Cuitláhuac. Hernán Cortés, with powerful Indian allies, was then marching on Tenochtitlán, the Aztec capital. Cuauhtémoc’s frontier forces ...
Cuauhtémoc (Spanish pronunciation: [kwawˈtemok] ⓘ), named after the former Aztec leader, is a borough (demarcación territorial) of Mexico City. It contains the oldest parts of the entity, extending over what was the entire urban core in the 1920s.
Cuauhtémoc, Last Emperor of the Aztecs. By. Christopher Minster. Updated on July 30, 2019. Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec ruler, is a bit of an enigma. Even though the Spanish conquistadors under Hernan Cortes held him in captivity for two years before executing him, not a lot is known about him. As the last Tlatoani or Emperor of the Mexica ...
As the last Aztec emperor, Cuauhtémoc bravely defended his people against Spanish colonization and navigated complex political situations. This article explores strategies for teaching students about Cuauhtémoc and the importance of understanding his historical context.
Cuauhtémoc (c. 1495-1525) was the last emperor of the Aztec city-state of Tenochtitlan, ruling from 1520 to 1521. Only 25 years old when he came to power, he was immediately thrust into a desperate defense of the city against the invading Spanish conquistadors.
The Monument to Cuauhtémoc is an 1887 monument dedicated to the last Mexica ruler of Tenochtitlan Cuauhtémoc, located at the intersection of Avenida de los Insurgentes and Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City.
Cuauhtémoc, although murdered in defeat, left a legacy as the last Aztec emperor who led Tenochtitlan in defense against Hernán Cortés and the Spanish invaders. The young warrior was initially selected to serve as emperor because of his fierce opposition to the Spanish invasion, which greatly appealed to the majority of the empire.
Cuauhtémoc is the historic, cultural and economic hub of Mexico City. It is an eclectic zone, containing some of the city’s oldest sights and religious buildings, as well as modern skyscrapers. Visit Cuauhtémoc to learn about pre-Columbian and colonial history.
Colonia Cuauhtémoc is a colonia (official neighborhood) in the Cuauhtémoc municipality of central Mexico City. It is located just north of Paseo de la Reforma, west of the historic center of Mexico City.