Itzcoatl (Classical Nahuatl: Itzcōhuātl [it͡sˈkoːwaːt͡ɬ], "Obsidian Serpent", modern Nahuatl pronunciation i) (1380–1440) was the fourth king of Tenochtitlan, and the founder of the Aztec Empire, ruling from 1427 to 1440.
Other articles where Itzcóatl is discussed: Aztec: Establishment of the Aztec empire: Under the ruler Itzcóatl (1428–40), Tenochtitlán formed alliances with the neighbouring states of Texcoco and Tlacopan and became the dominant power in central Mexico. Later, by commerce and conquest, Tenochtitlán came to rule an empire of 400 to 500 small states, comprising by 1519 some 5,000,000 to ...
Itzcoatl ("Obsidian Serpent"), fourth Mexica ruler or tlatoani ("speaker"), was the son of Acamapichtli, the first tlatoani, and a slave woman. Itzcoatl led the rebellion against the Tepanac polity centered at Azcapotzalco, to which the Mexica had been tributaries.
Itzcoatl reigned over the Aztec Empire from 1427 until 1440, and is best remembered as the leader who saw the Aztecs become the most powerful Mesoamerican society in the Valley of Mexico. For example, as leader he famously formed an alliance with two other societies in the area in order to overthrow their mutual rivals.
Itzcoatl Leads a Bold Coup While settlers around Lake Texcoco thrived agriculturally, they lived under volatile rulership. Power dynamics in 14th-century Mexico were complicated to say the least.
Aztec. Aztec - Empire, Tenochtitlan, Mexico: Under the ruler Itzcóatl (1428–40), Tenochtitlán formed alliances with the neighbouring states of Texcoco and Tlacopan and became the dominant power in central Mexico. Later, by commerce and conquest, Tenochtitlán came to rule an empire of 400 to 500 small states, comprising by 1519 some ...
Early Aztec History. The Aztec Empire. Aztec Religion. European Invasion & Fall of the Aztec Civilization. The Aztecs, who probably originated as a nomadic tribe in northern Mexico, arrived in ...
Itzcoatl (Classical Nahuatl: Itzcōhuātl /it͡sˈkoːwaːt͡ɬ/, "Obsidian Serpent") was the fourth emperor of the Aztecs, ruling from 1427 (or 1428) to 1440, the period when the Mexica  threw off the domination of the Tepanecs and laid the foundations for the eventual Aztec Empire. показать все.
1100 - 1200. The Valley of Mexico is first settled by migrating tribes (Chichimecs, Tepanecs, Mexica and Acolhua). c. 1345 - 1521. The Aztec civilization flourishes in Mesoamerica. 1345. Traditional date for the founding of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan on Lake Texcoco . 1350 - 1522.
1403. New Fire Ceremony celebrated by the Aztecs. 1417 - 1426. Chimalpopoca reigns as leader of the Aztec Empire . c. 1427. The Sun Stone depicting the ages of the five suns of Aztec mythology is carved and set up at Tenochtitlan . 1427 - 1440. Itzcoatl reigns as leader of the Aztec Empire .