An Overview - the Aztec Time line

Aztec time line is included the year and what happen on that year.

Foundation Of The Empire:

at 6th century
the "NAHUATL" they are the first speaking people that settle in mexico.
1110-1248
mexica which is now known as MEXICO roam the area and they are trying to find a location to settle.
1248
Mexica settle near Lake Texcoco, in Chapultepec, though they are soon expelled by the Tepanecs
1299
Mexica settle in Tizapan, by permission of the Culhuacan ruler Cocoxtli.
1325
tenochticlan was settled by mexica.

Building an Empire

1350
Building of causeways with canals
1370
Death of Tenoch, he is the religious ruler of the Mexica
1376-1395
Acamapichitli The first king* of Tenochtitlán.
1390
Original construction of Temple Mayor beings in Tenochtitlán
1395-1417
The second king of Tenochtitlán, Huitzilihuitzli, rules. An alliance with the Tepaneca is created.
1417-1427
The third king, Chimalpopoca, has his relatively short reign. He is assasinated by the Tepaneca.
1427-1430
War with the Tepaneca. Up to this point the Tepaneca had been dominant in central Mexico, ruling from Azcapotzalco and taking tribute from the Mexica.
1430
Azcapotzalco conquered
1431
Establishment of the Triple Alliance between the Mexica, the Acolhua in the city Texcoco and the Tepaneca of Tlacopan. These cities became the foundation of the empire.
1427-1440
Tenochtitlán's fourth king, Itzcoatl, reigns
1452
Tenochtitlán severely damaged by flooding
1452-1454
Famine in Tenochtitlán

Height of the Empire

1440-1469
Reign of the fifth king, Moctezuma I, who is also referred to as Montezuma I
1469-1481
Tenochtitlan's sixth king, Azayactl, reigns
1481-1486
Reign of Tizoc, the seventh king of Tenochtitlan
1486-1502
Rule of Ahuitzotl, eighth king of the city
1487
Dedication of Great Temple (Temple Mayor) at Tenochtitlan. This was the 6th version of the temple.
1492
(Christopher Columbus's landing at Santa Domingo)
1502-1520
Reign of Moctezuma II, or Montezuma II, most famous of the Aztec kings and ninth king of Tenochtitlán
1510
Severe floods in Tenochtitlan

The Fall of the Empire

1517
The appearance of a comet, believed to signify impending doom
1519
4 March
Landing of Hernan Cortes on the Yucatan penninsula
1519
8 Nov
Cortes arrives in Tenochtitlán
1520
Cortes allies with Tlaxcala, enemies of the Aztec, assault on the empire begins. On the 1st of July, the Spanish forces were driven back. The Spanish and their native allies suffered heavy losses. (This is known as la Noche Triste - The Sad Night)
1520
Rule of Cuitahuac, tenth king of Tenochtitlán
1520
Cuitahuac dies from the first smallpox epidemic to hit the empire. Rule of Cuauhetemoc, eleventh and last king of the city.
1521,13 Aug
Fall of Tenochtitlán. Cuauhetemoc surrenders to Cortes, destruction of the city
1522
Spaniards are Rebuilding the city as Mexico City "capital of New Spain"
1525
spaniards hung CUAUHETEMOC


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