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Mon·te·zu·ma II

 (mŏn′tĭ-zo͞o′mə) or Moc·te·zu·ma (mŏk′-) 1466?-1520.
Last Aztec emperor in Mexico (1502-1520). He was overthrown by the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés.
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Montezuma II

(ˌmɒntɪˈzuːmə)
n
(Biography) 1466–1520, Aztec emperor of Mexico (?1502–20). He was overthrown and killed by the Spanish conquistador Cortés
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Mon•te•zu•ma II

(ˌmɒn təˈzu mə)

also Moctezuma


n.
c1470–1520, last Aztec emperor of Mexico 1502–20.
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In the DF, they include artists, academics, indigenous language activists, government functionaries, and a descendant of Moctezuma II. The tone shifts dramatically in San Miguel Xicalco, where the Nahua community prepares its patronymic celebration (235).
Whether of royal blood and chosen to rule, as in the case of Moctezuma II, or of noble lineage and entrusted by his king as is the case with Cortes, there is no doubt that they both represented what today would be considered as highly powerful positions both in political and professional terms.
Partiendo con la senalada Moctezuma II, de Magana, varios han sido los montajes que han hecho historia como Los bajos fondos, de Gorki, llevada a la escena en 1979 por Julio Castillo, quien ya se perfilaba como uno de los mejores directores de su generacion; o Mascara contra cabellera, de Victor Hugo Rascon Banda, dirigida por Enrique Pineda (1984), exito contundente en el que por "primera vez la alta cultura buscaba referentes en los gustos y tradiciones populares" (93).
Lucy's eyes, competing and complementary visions of the court of the Great Mogor in India, memory and visuality in early modern West Africa, voicing Moctezuma II's image in Chapultepec Park in Mexico City, and understanding visuality.
La presencia de Hernan Cortes y Moctezuma II como personajes-simbolo suele dramatizarse, pues, rearticulando este mito de Quetzalcoatl que los entrelaza.
A 500-year-old pyramid stands at the centre of the British Museum's blockbuster exhibition to spotlight Moctezuma II, the last elected Aztec emperor.
Fourteen gold objects from the site will feature in the British Museum's exhibition on Moctezuma II, the last great Aztec ruler.