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Portrait length color image of Moctezuma II v.2, by George Stuart.

Moctezuma II v.2

Portrait by
artist-historian George Stuart.

Courtesy George S. Stuart.
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Text: Signature image of Moctezuma II v.2, by George Stuart.

A sophisticated and cultivated man, he was to become the last great Aztec god-king.

The traditional predictions of Aztec religion, the engagement with the first Europeans to visit the area, and a probable mid-life crisis were too much for this highly refined and sensitive man. He seemed to wilt under the impact of it all, and his fall brought with it the end of the Aztec empire.

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