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Cuitlahuac

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, November 2, 2015
1. Cuitlahuac Marker
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Cuitlahuac

 
Location. 19° 26.893′ N, 99° 8.084′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal. Click for map. The monument and marker is in a large traffic circle commonly known as "Cuitláhuac.". Marker is at or near this postal address: Paseo de la Reforma Norte 604, Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel Hahnemann (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); José Guadalupe Posada (about 150 meters away); From peaceful convent to bellicose military barracks (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Church of Santiago (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Full color Tlatelolco: The temple of the paintings (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Tlatelolco Massacre of October 2, 1968 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Santiago Church (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Palace (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Regarding Cuitlahuac. Cuitláhuac came to rule after his brother Montezuma's death in June 1520. Cuitláhuac quickly rebelled against the Spanish occupation of Tenochtitlán, causing great damage to Hernán Cortés’ forces in their disorganized retreat from the city on the "Noche Triste" (“Night of Sorrows”)
Cuitlahuac Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 2, 2015
2. Cuitlahuac Marker
of June 30, 1520. During his four-month reign Cuitláhuac tried to organize a federation against the Spanish. The hatred of other native peoples for the Aztec caused his efforts to fail. He died of smallpox during the subsequent Spanish siege of Tenochtitlán in October 1520. He was succeeded by his nephew Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec king.

The Monument to Cuitláhuac on the Paseo de la Reforma was inaugurated on November 21, 1964 and was the work of Ignacio Asúnsolo on a pyramidal base designed by Jesús Aguirre.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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