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Spaniards disposing of the bodies of Moctezuma II and Itzquauhtzin

Itzquauhtzin (9 Reed (1475)[1]2 Flint (1520)[2]) was a king (tlatoani) of Nahua altepetl Tlatelolco. He was mentioned in Chimalpahin Codex.[3]


Itzquauhtzin was a son of the king Tlacateotl and his aunt Xiuhcanahualtzin and grandson of Quaquapitzahuac and queen Acxocueitl.[4] His brother was king Tezozomoctli.

He was a quauhtlatoani (interim ruler). He was installed by Emperor Axayacatl of Tenochtitlan and killed by the Spaniards.[5]

His successor was Diego de Mendoza.


  1. ^ Chimalpahin (1997): pp. 140–141.
  2. ^ Chimalpahin (1997): pp. 158–159.
  3. ^ : Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin, Domingo de San Antón Muñón (1997a) [c.1621]. Codex Chimalpahin, vol. 1: society and politics in Mexico Tenochtitlan, Tlatelolco, Texcoco, Culhuacan, and other Nahua altepetl in central Mexico; the Nahuatl and Spanish annals and accounts collected and recorded by don Domingo de San Antón Muñón Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin. Civilization of the American Indian series, no. 225. Arthur J.O. Anderson and Susan Schroeder (eds. and trans.), Susan Schroeder (general ed.), Wayne Ruwet (manuscript ed.). Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 978-0-8061-2921-1. OCLC 36017075. 
  4. ^ Chimalpahin (1997): pp. 140–141
  5. ^ Chimalpahin (1997): pp. 158–159