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Tlaltecatzin, according to some sources, was a son of the Aztec tlatoani Moctezuma II. In the Noche Triste, Night of Sorrows, he was taken out of Tenochtitlán as a prisoner with other Aztec noble men, also prisoners, one of them was his brother Chimalpopoca. The Aztecs killed Montezuma’s sons Chimalpopoca, Tlaltecatzin.[1][2]

According to another source, Tlaltecatzin was a Tepanec prince who guided the Spaniards under Hernan Cortes, and was killed on the Night of Sorrows.[3]:87


  1. ^ "Emperor Montezuma Last Words". 
  2. ^ "Last Ruler of Aztecs". 
  3. ^ León-Portilla, M. 1992, 'The Broken Spears: The Aztec Accounts of the Conquest of Mexico. Boston: Beacon Press, ISBN 978-0807055014

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.