Aztecs timeline

  • Feb 1, 1519

    Cortes sails for Mexico from Cuba

    This was important because it showed Cortes' determination to explore Mexico
  • Jun 20, 1519

    The Spanish massacre thousands of Aztecs while preparing for their religious festival

    they attack the Aztecs when they were not ready
  • Sep 2, 1519

    A tribe attcks Spanish

    the Tlaxcala attcks the Spanish
  • Nov 8, 1519

    Moctezuma and Cortes meet

    the two great leaders meet
  • Nov 28, 1519

    Cortes takes Moctezuma hostage

    takes Moctezuma hostage because he did not want the Aztecs to drive him out
  • Dec 13, 1519

    The Spanish retreat after the Aztecs gather arms

    they had to retreat or they would be the one gettiing killed
  • Jan 17, 1520

    Moctezuma dies

    the Aztec kills thier own leader
  • Jun 15, 1520

    The Spanish attempt to escape from Tenochtitlan but are stopped by the Aztecs - later referred to as the Noche Triste

    tried to escape from the Aztecs
  • Aug 21, 1520

    The Spanish form a second attack on the now weakened Aztecs

    they will win this time
  • Sep 15, 1520

    The Aztecs begin to die from smallpox

    they got it from the Spanish
  • Aug 13, 1521

    The last group of Aztecs surrender

    the Aztec lose
  • Aug 13, 1522

    Cortes becomes governor and captain-general of New Spain

    does not deseve it