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Who was the leader of the Aztecs when the EUROPEAN first arrived in tenochtitlan?
Asked in Mexico, Explorers and Expeditions, Aztecs
Who was the leader of the Aztecs when the Europeans first arrived in Mexico City?
Who led the Aztecs when the Europeans first arrived?
Which person was the leader of the Aztecs when the Spanish arrived in Mexico in 1519?
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Who was the leader if the Aztecs when Cortezconquered Tenochtitlan?
Asked in History of Italy, Aztecs, Tenochtitlan
Who was the leader of the Aztecs when cortez conquered Tenochtitlan?
Who was the leader of the Aztecs when the Europeans first arrived in this area?
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Which Spanish military leader overthrew the empire of the Aztecs?
Hernán Cortéz was the Spanish Conquistador leader who eventualy overthrew the Aztec civilization. At first when Cortéz arrived in Tenochtitlan, the Aztecs thought he was their god Quetzacoatl. Therefore, Cortéz was able to work his way to the downfall of the aztecs but was then chased out of the city when the Aztecs figured out that Cortéz was not their god Quetzacoatl. When Cortéz left, he also left behind diseases common to the Spanish such as smallpox which led to the downfall of the Aztecs. I'm sure there are many small details I left out, please correct if you know any more information!! xD
Asked in English to Spanish, Tenochtitlan
What did the Spanish do to Tenochtitlan?
Massacred them; the arrival of the Spanish, particularly Cortes, their leader, having been welcomed by the Aztecs as the long-awaited return of their god Qetzalcoatl, the 'plumed serpent'. After initial good relations between the Spaniards and Aztecs there were complications caused by political intervention on both sides, and the situation deteriorated to the point of the aforementioned massacre and destruction of the capital Tenochtitlan, despite the Spanish being vastly outnumbered by the Aztecs, but possessing firearms and horses.
Asked in History of South America, Aztecs
Who was the leader of the Aztecs when the Europeans first came?
How did hernan Cortes treat the Aztecs?
The Aztecs thought that the Spanish were gods so they worshiped them and did whatever they could to please them, at first. But Montezuma had his doubts about them. a while after they arrived, the Aztecs discovered that the Spanish were as mortal as their other enemies, and fought against them. They captured some Spaniards, and sacrificed or even ate them In April 1520, Velázquez sent an expedition to capture Cortés. As Cortés left to fight the expedition, an Aztec revolt began in Tenochtitlan. Cortés returned and obliged Montezuma to face the crowd, but the Aztec leader was struck by a stone and died. The Spanish were driven out of the city, incurring heavy losses. they believed the natives to be primitive savages who were meant to be dominated by their European superiors.
What happened when Hernan Cortes attacked the Aztecs?
The first time he attacked the Aztecs, he took advantage of Montezuma's (Aztec leader) hospitality, taking him prisoner. This led to Hernan Cortes controlling the Aztecs, until they rebelled, finally forcing Hernan Cortes out. Cortes then waited for more Spanish troops to arrive, and when they did, going back to attack the Aztecs, but this time completely demolishing their city of Tenochtitlan.
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What was Mexico like before the spanish arrived?
A religious empire under the Aztecs, with a pantheon of gods - e.g. Tezcatlipoca, Huitzipochtli, Quetzalcoatl, representing variously force, will, wisdom, and centred on the city Tenochtitlan, roughly the site of present-day Mexico City. A feature of the architecture was stepped pyramids, where selected sacrificial victims had their hearts cut out to appease the gods, ensure crop fertility etc. The god Quetzalcoatl, 'the feathered serpent', was expected to appear or return to the Aztecs at some point, and when the Spanish arrived, their leader was taken to be Quetzalcoatl, and the Spanish were initially welcomed, but in time conquered and colonised the Aztec civilisation.
What factors enabled the spanish to defeat the Aztec?