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13/08/1521 Spain conquests the Aztec empire

The Spanish–Aztec War was the conquest of the Aztec Empire by the Spanish Empire within the context of the Spanish colonization of the Americas. It was one of the most significant and complex events in world history. There are multiple 16th-century narratives of the events by Spanish conquerors, their indigenous allies and the defeated Aztecs.


  • Essentials 

  • Significant events in the conquest of Central Mexico 

  • Sources for the conquest of Central Mexico 

  • Spanish expeditions 

  • Early Spanish expeditions to Yucatán 

  • Cortés's expedition 

  • Further Spanish Wars of Conquest 

  • The Aztecs Under Spanish rule 

  • Cultural depictions of the Aztecs