Diego de Alvarado Huanitzin

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The Gregory Mass , pen drawing on wood, 68 × 56 cm, Mexico 1539. Musée des Jacobins, Auch.

Don Diego de Alvarado Huanitzin was the son of Tezozómocs (not to be confused with the Tepanec prince of the same name or the son of Itzcóatl ), the brother of Moctezumas II and Cuitláuacs .

He was from 1539 to 1541 Tlatoani Tenochtitláns , but exercised no real power. His wife was his cousin Doña Francisca de Montezuma, a daughter of Moctezuma II. With her he had the sons Don Cristóbal de Guzmán Cecetzin († 1562) penultimate Tlatoani of the Tenōchca and Don Hernando de Alvarado Tezozómoc , one of the most important chroniclers of New Spain and a daughter Doña Magdalena Chichimecacihuatl († 1565), wife of the last Tlatoani Luis de Santa María Nanacacipactzin . Diego Huantitzin was one of the early exponents of Christian art in America. The pen drawing Die Gregorsmesse , which is exhibited in the Musée des Jacobins in Auch , probably came from him .

predecessor Office successor
Pablo Xochiquentzin Tlatoani of Mexica
Diego de San Francisco Tehuetzquititzin


  • Nigel Davies : The Aztecs, Masters of State Art - Creators of High Culture , Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag, Reinbek bei Hamburg, March 1976, p. 372

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