Andrés de Tapia Motelchiuh
Motelchiuhtzin was of lower social origin, but rose to the warrior nobility through outstanding achievements in the army . He took part in the defensive struggle for Tenochtitlán, which was carried out with complete sacrifice, and was seized together with Cuauhtémoc and Tlacotzin on Lake Texcoco on August 13, 1521 and then tortured in order to reveal the hiding place of the gold from Tenochtitlán. Cortés put him in 1525/1526 as the first non-member of the old Princely House of Tenōchca as governor in Tenochtitlán. Since the city was destroyed by the fighting, he resided in Nochixtlan until 1527/1528 . In the absence of princely descent, Motelchiuhtzin was not recognized as a Tlatoani . However, he ruled as cuauhtlato for another two years .
- Nigel Davies : The Aztecs, Masters of State Art - Creators of High Culture , Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag, Reinbek bei Hamburg, March 1976, p. 372
- Berthold Riese : The Empire of the Aztecs: History and Culture , Munich 2011, p. 327 , ISBN 978-3-406-61400-2 .
|Juan Velázquez Tlacotzin||
Governor of Tenochtitlan
|SURNAME||Motelchiuh, Andrés de Tapia|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Motelchiuhtzin, Huitznahuatlailótlac|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Governor and cuauhtlato in Tenochtitlán|
|DATE OF BIRTH||15th century or 16th century|
|DATE OF DEATH||1530|
|Place of death||Aztatlan|