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Aztec Capital of Tenochtitlán Fell to Hernán Cortés in 1521

Today in Latin American history, the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán (present-day Mexico City) fell to conquistador Hernán Cortés in 1521. Though numerous battles were fought between the Aztecs and the Spanish army, it was the siege of Tenochtitlan that was the final, decisive battle that led to the downfall of the Aztec civilization and marked the end of the first phase of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. continue reading »

Hernán Cortés, Spanish Conquistadors Fought Their Way Out of Tenochtitlan in 1520

Today in Latin American history, Spanish conquistadors led by Hernán Cortés fought their way out of Tenochtitlan, Mexico in 1520. continue reading »

Cortes Arrived in Mexico in Search of the Aztec Civilization in 1519

Today in Latin American history, Hernan Cortes arrived in Mexico in search of the Aztec civilization and their wealth in 1519. Cortes led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought large portions of mainland Mexico under the rule of the King of Castile in the early 16th century continue reading »

Aztec King Cuauhtémoc was Executed by Cortés’s forces in 1525

Today in Latin American history, the Aztec king Cuauhtémoc was executed by Hernán Cortés's forces in 1525. Hernán Cortés was marching on Tenochtitlán and Cuauhtémoc defended the city through a four-month siege. continue reading »