Aztec Timeline

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  • Mar 25, 600

    6th century First Nahuatl speaking peoples begin to settle in Mexico

    6th century	First Nahuatl speaking peoples begin to settle in Mexico
  • Period: Mar 25, 600 to Mar 25, 1525

    Aztec Timeline

    Video Aztec History The dates of the event may not accurate but the years are verificated.
  • Period: Jan 25, 1110 to Dec 25, 1325

    Foundation of the Empire

  • Mar 25, 1110

    1110- Move Places

    1110- Move Places
    The Mexica travel from their northern homeland of Aztlan. These early dates, and the existence and location of Aztlan are hotly debated.
  • Mar 25, 1185

    1110-1248

    1110-1248
    The Mexica roam the area which is now Mexico, trying to find a location in which to settle
  • Mar 25, 1248

    Lake Texcoco

    Lake Texcoco
    Mexica settle near Lake Texcoco, in Chapultepec, though they are soon expelled by the Tepanecs Tepanec
  • Mar 25, 1299

    Mexica settle in Tizapan, by permission of the Culhuacan ruler Cocoxtli.

  • Mar 25, 1325

    Tenochtitlán is settled by the Mexica

    Tenochtitlán is settled by the Mexica
  • Mar 25, 1350

    Building of causeways with canals

  • Period: Mar 25, 1350 to Mar 25, 1454

    Building an Empire

  • Mar 25, 1370

    Death of Tenoch, religious ruler of the Mexica

  • Mar 25, 1376

    1376-1395 The first king* of Tenochtitlán, Acamapichitli, rules

  • Mar 25, 1390

    Original construction of Templo Mayor beings in Tenochtitlán

  • Mar 25, 1395

    1395-1417 The second king of Tenochtitlán, Huitzilihuitzli, rules. An alliance with the Tepaneca is created.

  • Mar 25, 1417

    1417-1427 The third king, Chimalpopoca, has his relatively short reign. He is assasinated by the Tepaneca.

  • Mar 25, 1427

    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.

  • Mar 25, 1430

    Azcapotzalco conquered

  • Mar 25, 1431

    Establishment

    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.
  • Mar 25, 1440

    1427-1440 Tenochtitlán's fourth king, Itzcoatl, reigns

  • Period: Mar 25, 1440 to Mar 25, 1510

    Height of the Empire

  • Mar 25, 1452

    Tenochtitlán severely damaged by flooding

  • Mar 25, 1454

    1452-1454 Famine in Tenochtitlán

  • Mar 25, 1469

    1440-1469 Reign of the fifth king, Moctezuma I, who is also referred to as Montezuma I

  • Mar 25, 1481

    1469-1481 Tenochtitlán's sixth king, Azayactl, reigns

  • Mar 25, 1486

    1486-1502 Rule of Ahuitzotl, eighth king of the city

  • Mar 25, 1486

    1481-1486 Reign of Tizoc, the seventh king of Tenochtitlán

  • Mar 25, 1487

    Dedication of Great Temple (Templo Mayor) at Tenochtitlán.

    This was the 6th version of the temple.
  • Mar 25, 1492

    Christopher Columbus's landing at Santa Domingo

  • Mar 25, 1502

    Reign of Moctezuma II, or Montezuma II, most famous of the Aztec kings and ninth king of Tenochtitlán

  • Mar 25, 1510

    Severe floods in Tenochtitlán

  • Mar 25, 1517

    The appearance of a comet, believed to signify impending doom

  • Period: Mar 25, 1517 to Mar 25, 1525

    The Fall of the Empire

  • Mar 4, 1519

    Landing of Hernan Cortes on the Yucatan penninsula

  • Nov 25, 1519

    Cortes arrives in Tenochtitlán

  • Mar 25, 1520

    La Noche Triste - The Sad Night

    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
  • Nov 25, 1520

    Last king of the city.

    Cuitahuac dies from the first smallpox epidemic to hit the empire. Rule of Cuauhetemoc, eleventh and last king of the city.
  • Aug 25, 1521

    Fall of Tenochtitlán.

    Cuauhetemoc surrenders to Cortes, destruction of the city
  • Mar 25, 1522

    Rebuilding of the city by the Spanish as Mexico City, capital of New Spain

  • Mar 25, 1525

    Cuauhetemoc is hung by the Spaniards