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5-08-2015, 20:57

TIMELINE

21,000 BCE

Humans first occupy Mesoamerica.

1325 CE

The Mexica people found Tenochtitlan.

1325

Tenoch rules over Tenochtitlan for 25 years.

1431

Tenochtitlan, Texcoco, and Tlacopan form a triple alliance.

1440

Montezuma I takes control of the Aztec Empire.

1458

The Aztecs defeat the city-state of Coixtlahuaca.

1459

The Aztecs defeat the city-state of Cosamaloapan.

1466

The Aztecs’ final ruler, Montezuma II, is born.

1472

The Aztec Empire spans Mesoamerica from Oaxaca to the Gulf coast and the central highlands.

1486

Ahuitzotl becomes tlatoani and makes human sacrifice even more important to the empire, using it as a political tool.

1487

Approximately 20,000 people are sacrificed at the Great Temple’s dedication ceremonies in Tenochtitlan.

1502

Montezuma II becomes the tlatoani of the Aztec Empire.

1519

The Aztec Empire covers an area of 80,000 square miles (210,000 sq km) and has a population of 5 to 6 million people.

1519

Hernan Cortes meets Montezuma II and sees the great Aztec Empire.

1520

The Aztec Empire becomes a subject of Spain; Montezuma II dies after his people hit him with stones and arrows.

1521

The Aztecs and Spanish battle for 93 days around Tenochtitlan, with the Spanish capturing the city on August 13.

1552

The Badianus Manuscript is written, detailing herbs and remedies used by Aztec healers.

1950-1952

Artist Diego Rivera creates the Fountain of Tlaloc, which shows the Aztec god of rain.

1978

Electrical workers find the Coyolxauhqui stone, beginning excavations that lead to the discovery of ancient Aztec ruins of the city of Tenochtitlan.

 

 

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