Cosijopii I

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Cosijopii I (1502–1563)[1] was the last sovereign king of the Zapotec, an indigenous Mesoamerican people. Succeeding his father Cosijoeza to the throne in 1529, Cosijopii moved his capital from Zaachila to Tehuantepec at some point in the mid-sixteenth century.[2] The Zapotec areas of Oaxaca were under his command when the conquistador Pedro de Alvarado arrived in Tehuantepec. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, Cosijopii I subsequently "embraced the Catholic Faith,"[3] apparently turning control over his kingdom to the Spanish.

He later built the Convent of Santo Domingo in Tehuantepec.

Preceded by
King of Zaachila
Succeeded by


  1. ^ "Outline". Zapotec Culture of Oaxaca. Missouri State University. Retrieved 2007-12-25. [dead link]
  2. ^ Oudijk, Michel R. (2002). "La toma de posesión: Un tema mesoamericano para la legitimación del poder" (PDF). Relaciones. Zamora In the actuality, many people have this name, but, one person, is the better. He is studying in the University Tecnologic of the Mixteca(UTM).: Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y el Caribe Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades. Verano, vol. 23 (91): 95–131. ISSB 0185-3929. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  3. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Tehuantepec". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.