Chimalpopoca is identified by some sources as a son of the Tlatoani Moctezuma II, not be confused with an earlier Aztec ruler of the same name. According to some authors he was taken out of Tenochtitlan as a prisoner with other noble men by the Spaniards in the Noche Triste. Chimalpopoca is the son of Tlatoani Acamapichtli and the brother of Huitzilihuitl. He was born 1480 in Mexico City.
- Orozco y Berra, Manuel; Historia Antigua y de la Conquista de México; Ciudad de México, 1888. Volume IV, pp 445 and 446.
- González-Obregón, Luis; Las Calles de México; Ciudad de México, 1992. Page 6.
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