Visual Timeline: Tenochtitlán

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1345 CE: Traditional date for the founding of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan on Lake Texcoco.
 
1375 CE - 1395 CE: Acamapichtli reigns as leader of the Aztecs.
 
1396 CE - 1417 CE: Huitzilihuitl reigns as leader of the Aztec empire.
 
1417 CE - 1426 CE: Chimalpopoca reigns as leader of the Aztec empire.
 
 
1427 CE: The Sun Stone depicting the ages of the five suns of Aztec mythology is carved and set up at Tenochtitlan.
 
1427 CE - 1440 CE: Itzcoatl reigns as leader of the Aztec empire.
 
 
1428 CE: The Triple Alliance is formed between Tenochtitlan, Texcoco and Tlacopan.
 
 
1440 CE - 1469 CE: Motecuhzoma I reigns as leader of the Aztec empire.
 
 
1469 CE - 1481 CE: Axayacatl reigns as leader of the Aztec empire.
 
1481 CE - 1486 CE: Tizoc reigns as leader of the Aztec empire.
 
 
1486 CE - 1502 CE: Ahuitzotl reigns as leader of the Aztec empire.
 
 
1502 CE - 1520 CE: Motecuhzoma II reigns as leader of the Aztec empire.
 
1519 CE: Motecuhzoma II receives Cortes at the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan.
 
1520 CE: Cuitlahuac is briefly the successor to Motecuhzoma II as leader of the Aztec empire.
 
1520 CE: Death of Aztec ruler Motecuhzoma II.
 
 
1521 CE: Texcoco provided ships and men to aide the Spanish siege of Tenochtitlan.
 
1521 CE - 1525 CE: Cuauhtemoc reigns as leader of the Aztec empire
 
 
1521 CE: The Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan falls into the hands of spanish forces led by CortĂ©s.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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