Montezuma II

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Montezuma II

1466--1520, Aztec emperor of Mexico (?1502--20). He was overthrown and killed by the Spanish conquistador Cort?s
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Due to their flavor and health benefits, escamoles became a tribute to Mexico's last indigenous emperor, Moctezuma II, who also took a liking to ahuautle.
In Brussels, Belgium, in 1520, just a year after Hernan Cortes entered the great Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, the German master visited an exhibition of treasures the Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II had sent to Charles V.
A stunning, life-size portrait of Moctezuma II of Mexico is perhaps the most unforgettable work in the exhibition Painting a New World: Mexican Art and Life, 1521-1821, on view April 3-July 25, 2004, at the Denver Art Museum and later at the Meadows Museum of Southern Methodist University in Dallas (August 29-October 31, 2004).