Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Axayacatl
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AXAYACATL (ah-sha-ya-ka'-tl), the eighth Mexican king, d. in 1477. He effected the conquest of Tehuantepec as far as Huatulco. The Tlaltelolcans and other people attacked the Mexicans again, but were repulsed, their king, Moquihuix, was killed, and the Tlaltelolco country remained under Mexican rule. Axayacatl, having thus united the two kingdoms, began a campaign against the inhabitants of the Tolocan and Txtlahuaca valleys, but it was ended by his death.