Princess Francisca Moctezuma
Francisca Moctezuma

Princess Francisca Moctezuma – The forgotten daughter of Emperor Moctezuma II

Princess Francisca Moctezuma is the least known of Emperor Moctezuma II’s recorded daughters. Unlike her half-sisters, Empress Isabel Moctezuma and Princess Mariana Leonor Moctezuma, Princess Francisca was not awarded with any towns by the Spanish conquistadors. According to historian Camilla Townsend, this is most likely because she rarely interacted with the Spanish conquistadors.[1] Despite not [read more]

Princess Mariana Leonor Moctezuma
Mariana Leonor Moctezuma

Princess Mariana Leonor Moctezuma – Emperor Moctezuma II’s tenacious daughter

Princess Mariana Leonor Moctezuma was the daughter of Emperor Moctezuma II of the Aztec Empire. After the fall of the Aztec Empire, Princess Mariana Leonor Moctezuma managed to successfully transition into Spanish society. The Spanish awarded her with the towns of Tarimbaro and Ecatepec. She had two husbands and one daughter. Princess Mariana Leonor Moctezuma’s [read more]


Tlapalizquixochtzin – Queen regnant and the second Empress to Emperor Moctezuma II of the Aztec Empire

Tlapalizquixochtzin was the Queen regnant of the Aztec city-state, Ecatepec. She was also one of the two Empresses of Emperor Moctezuma II of the Aztec Empire. However, there is very minimal information regarding this little-known Queen regnant. Yet, it was clear that she ruled over a wealthy city-state and was the second most powerful woman [read more]