Palaces of Montezuma by Grinderman. The Aztec emperor is the title character in several 18th-century operas: Motezuma (1733) by Antonio Vivaldi; Motezuma (1771) by Josef Mysliveček; Montezuma (1755) by Carl Heinrich Graun; and Montesuma (1781) by Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli. Therefore, to give the Spanish the necessary legitimacy to wage war against the indigenous people, Cortés might just have said what the Spanish king needed to hear. [36] In 1627, their son Pedro Tesifón de Moctezuma was given the title Count of Moctezuma (later altered to Moctezuma de Tultengo), and thus became part of the Spanish nobility. In Book 12 of the twelve-volume Florentine Codex, the account in Spanish and Nahuatl is accompanied by illustrations by natives. Download Embed. A little more than 500 years ago, a meeting occurred between two men that forever altered the course of history. Plus 100,000 AM/FM radio stations featuring music, news, and local sports talk. His face was rather long and cheerful, he had fine eyes, and in his appearance and manner could express geniality or, when necessary, a serious composure. Though two other Aztec rulers succeeded Moctezuma after his death, their reigns were short-lived and the empire quickly collapsed under them. Cortés later melted these down for their monetary value. [33][34] Isabel married consecutively to Cuauhtémoc (the last Mexican sovereign), to a conquistador in Cortés' original group, Alonso Grado (died c. 1527), a poblador (a Spaniard who had arrived after the fall of Tenochtitlán), to Pedro Andrade Gallego (died c. 1531), and to conquistador Juan Cano de Saavedra, who survived her. [24], Some of the Aztec stories about Moctezuma describe him as being fearful of the Spanish newcomers, and some sources, such as the Florentine Codex, comment that the Aztecs believed the Spaniards to be gods and Cortés to be the returned god Quetzalcoatl. On stage at the Hammersmith Apollo, he introduced "Palaces Of Montezuma" by saying: "You may have read that some 17-year-old kid in Dundee is trying to sue me and is claiming to have written this song. [10], On 8 November 1519, Moctezuma met Cortés on the causeway leading into Tenochtitlán and the two leaders exchanged gifts. Franciscan friar Bernardino de Sahagún recorded two versions of the conquest of Mexico from the Tenochtitlán-Tlatelolco viewpoint. We zijn met enige spoed op zoek naar posters c.q. Moctezuma gave Cortés the gift of an Aztec calendar, one disc of crafted gold and another of silver. In 1766, the holder of the title became a Grandee of Spain. As a symbol of resistance against the Spanish, the name of Moctezuma has been invoked in several indigenous rebellions. We even blamed the Mercederian friar for not having persuaded him to become a Christian."[18]. Through warfare, Moctezuma expanded the territory as far south as Xoconosco in Chiapas and the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, and incorporated the Zapotec and Yopi people into the empire. [26] Other parties have also propagated the idea that the Native Americans believed the conquistadors to be gods, most notably the historians of the Franciscan order such as Fray Gerónimo de Mendieta. He was very neat and clean, and took a bath every afternoon. [28] These legends are likely a part of the post-conquest rationalization by the Aztecs of their defeat, and serve to show Moctezuma as indecisive, vain, and superstitious, and ultimately the cause of the fall of the Aztec Empire. The Aztecs, disgusted by the actions of their leader, renounced Moctezuma and named his brother Cuitláhuac tlatoani in his place. He had his own luxurious palace in Tenochtitlan and many full-time servants to cater to his every whim. Xocoyotzin (IPA: [ʃokoˈjotsin]) means "honored young one" (from "xocoyotl" [younger son] + suffix "-tzin" added to nouns or personal names when speaking about them with deference[6]). The Nahuatl pronunciation of his name is [motekʷˈsoːma]. Some historians believe this to be the exact date in which the coronation took place. [citation needed]. The Spanish claimed Montezuma died at the hands of his own people; the … The year in which Moctezuma was crowned is uncertain. Moctezuma was aware of this and sent gifts to the Spaniards, probably in order to show his superiority to the Spaniards and Tlaxcalteca. Moctezuma, Moteuczoma and Motecuhzoma are the various spellings and pronunciations of Montezuma. This biography of Montezuma II provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline Got wind of accusations that he pilfered this song is by Grinderman and appears on the album Grinderman 2 2010. 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