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see MontezumaMontezuma
or Moctezuma
, 1480?–1520, Aztec emperor (c.1502–1520). He is sometimes called Montezuma II to distinguish him from Montezuma I (ruled 1440–69), who carried on conquests around Tenochtitlán.
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Moctezuma was elected divine ruler of the Aztec's in 1502 and from that time on his charisma has increased along with the West's fascination with a conflicting culture where the arts flourished alongside one of the bloodiest religious structures the world has ever seen, where cannibalism and human blood sacrifices were accepted as part of daily worship.
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