Tecuichpotzin “Isabel” Moctezuma
Tecuichpotzin was the first born child
of the Aztec emperor Moctezuma II
and his wife Teotlalco.
Her name is believed to mean “little
She was born in either 1509 or 1510.
By the year 1520 Moctezuma II and
his family were trapped in their capital Tecuichpotzin’s Father, Aztec
of Tenochitlan and before his Emperor Moctezuma II .
mysterious death he asked Hernan
Cortes to assume custody of his first
born daughter as well as some other
of his children.
Hernan tried to escape with
Moctezumas children but
Tecuichpotzin and her sisters were
Tenochtitlan under attack.
caught by the natives.
Tecuichpotzin to Isabel
Tecuichpotzin was first married to her Hernan Cortez grants Isabel vast
Uncle, Cuitlahuac, the brother of her amounts of land and homes as well as
father Moctezuma II. Cuitlahuac had yearly grants that he says are owed to
taken the role of Emperor after his her as the true heir of the Aztec Empire.
brothers death. He died about sixty days He claims that Moctezuma was a
after their marriage from smallpox. supporter of Spain and the Catholic faith
and he uses Isabel as an example to
She was then married to her cousin other natives of how they should “submit”
Cuahtemoc, the last Aztec emperor. They to Spanish rule.
remained together until their capital fell Isabel is then married to the Spaniard
on August 13, 1521 by the Spanish and Alonso de Grado who died less than 2
she was taken into custody once again yrs later.
by Hernan Cortes. Hernan then moved Isabel into his home
where she became pregnant with his
She is given the Spanish name of Isabel child.
and becomes the most prominent Indian Isabel was then married to a Spaniard by
women in Mexico. then name of Pedro Gallego de Andrade.
He died in 1530.
Cortes hangs her husband Cuahtemoc in In 1532 isabel marries Juan Cano de
Isabel died in 1550, in total she had 7