Teotlalco

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For a town in Mexico, see Teotlalco (municipality).

Teotlalco (Nahuatl pronunciation: THEO-LAL-COH) was a Nahua princess of Ecatepec and Aztec empress—the Queen of Tenochtitlan.

Teotlalco's husband, Moctezuma II

Family[edit]

Teotlalco's father was King Matlaccohuatl.[1] She married Emperor Moctezuma II of Tenochtitlan. The first contact between Indigenous civilizations of Mesoamerica and Europeans took place during his reign, and he was killed. Teotlalco was Moctezuma's principal wife and mother of Doña Isabel Moctezuma,[2] wife of the king Cuitláhuac.[3] Her grandchild was Leonor Cortés Moctezuma.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arqueología de superficie en San Cristóbal Ecatepec, Estado de México: un estudio del desarrollo de las fuerzas productivas en el México prehispánico by Humberto Domínguez Chávez, Wilfrido Du Solier
  2. ^ Moctezuma's children: Aztec royalty under Spanish rule, 1520-1700 by Donald E. Chipman
  3. ^ Chipman (2005), pp. 40-41, 60