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King of Ocotelolco
Preceded by Cuitlixcatl
Succeeded by Lorenzo Maxixcatl
  • c.
  • 1520
Children Lorenzo Maxixcatl

Maxixcatl[1] was the tlatoani (ruler) of the Nahua altepetl (city-state) of Ocotelolco at the time of the Spanish conquest of Mexico.

Ocotelolco was one of the four towns that formed the state of Tlaxcallan. Mase Ecasi gave his daughter, baptized as Dona Luisa, to Juan Velazquez de Leon, both of whom were killed on La Noche Triste.[2]:307 Maxixcatzin was instrumental in forming the alliance between Tlaxcallan and the Spanish force of Hernán Cortés against the Aztecs.[2]:140–188 Maxixcatl died in the smallpox epidemic which decimated the indigenous population of central Mexico in 1520.[2]:311

He was succeeded by his 13-year-old son Lorenzo Maxixcatl.

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  1. ^ The Nahuatl name is often used in the honorific form as Maxixcatzin.
  2. ^ a b c Diaz, B., 1963, The Conquest of New Spain, London: Penguin Books, ISBN 0140441239

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Preceded by
Tlatoani of Ocotelolco
ca. 1500 - 1520
Succeeded by
Lorenzo Maxixcatl