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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In the 16th century the appearance of the zodiacal light had a disastrous effect on the Aztec Empire, as Montezuma II was expecting to meet the legendary god Quetzalcoatl.
Finally, the Aztecs and their king, Montezuma II (1466-1520), had the superstitious feeling that the Spaniards were gods whose coming had been predicted, and they did not resist strongly until it was too late.
ANSWERS: 1 Lords-and-ladies; 2 Finland; 3 New Zealand; 4 Solidarity; 5 Montezuma II; 6 The Corinthian; 7 Carmina Burana; 8 The New York Cosmos; 9 The Governator; 10 The apple.
The first examines a botched attempt to establish a Scottish colony in Panama in the late 17th century, the second, the complex and ultimately catastrophic contact between Hernan Cortes and Aztec ruler Montezuma II (r.1502-20); both promise turbulent historical drama on a grand scale.
ANSWERS: 1 The Kalahari Desert' 2 Orange' 3 Richard Nixon' 4 Frank Lloyd Wright' 5 Montezuma II' 6 New Jersey' 7 The Gloster Meteor' 8 An elephant' 9 Polo' 10 Denmark.
Their ruler, Montezuma II, is said to have consumed 50 or more golden goblets filled with it each day.
Montezuma II became emperor in 1502 and continued the endless wars, in part to supply the blood lusts of his priests.
June 30, 1960 Despite strong objections from several members, Elland Council decided to buy the town Hall buildings at a cost of between pounds 6,0 and pounds 8,0 1520: Montezuma II, last Aztec ruler, was killed in Mexico City during the Spanish conquest of Mexico under Cortez.
Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 An elephant; 2 Brownsea Island; 3 Frank Lloyd Wright; 4 Montezuma II; 5 Jet fighter; 6 New Jersey; 7 The Rocket; 8 Denmark; 9 Water polo; 10 Norman St John-Stevas.