Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Tetzotzomoc

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TETZOTZOMOC (tet-so-tso-mok'), king of Atzcapotzalco, d. in 1427. He ascended the throne in 1353 and exercised suzerainty over the monarchs of Mexico, but approved the choice of King Huitzilihuitl II. in 1403 and gave him his daughter Miahuaxochitl in marriage, notwithstanding the opposition of his son Maxtla. He declared war against the king of Texcoco, Techotlalatzin, and being defeated sued for peace; but after the latter's death he continued the war against his successor, Ixtlilxochitl I., whom he defeated and assassinated in 1419, usurping the crown of Texcoco.