Moquihuix

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This article is about the ruler of Tlatelolco. For the leader from Cuauhtinchan history, see Moquihuix (Cuauhtinchan).
Moquihuix
Moquihuix

Moquihuix's death as depicted in the Codex Mendoza.


1460–1473
Preceded by Quauhtlatoa
Succeeded by Itzquauhtzin

Died 1473
Wife Chalchiuhnenetzin
Children Axayaca
Tzihuacpopoca

Moquihuix (or Moquihuixtli) (died 1473) was the fourth tlatoani (ruler) of Tlatelolco. He died in 1473 in a military conflict with Tenochtitlan.

Moquihuix was married to Chalchiuhnenetzin, elder sister of the Tenochca ruler Axayacatl, after whom their son Axayaca was named. However, it is said that Moquihuix neglected Chalchiuhnenetzin, preferring the company of other women.

A funerary urn that may belong to Moquihuix was found in 1978 at the site of the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan, near the Coyolxauhqui Stone.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Umberger (2007).

References[edit]

Davies, Nigel (1989) [1973]. The Aztecs: A History. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 0-8061-1691-9. OCLC 6087363. 
García Granados, Rafael (1952). "1815 Moquihuix". Diccionario Biográfico de Historia Antigua de Méjico. Méjico: Instituto de Historia. pp. vol. 1, pp. 589– 595. OCLC 770368. 
Umberger, Emily (2007). "The Metaphorical Underpinnings of Aztec History: The Case of the 1473 Civil War". Ancient Mesoamerica 18: 1–19. doi:10.1017/S0956536107000016. 
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Quauhtlatoa
Tlatoani of Tlatelolco
1460–1473
Succeeded by
Itzquauhtzin
as quauhtlatoani