(sometimes rendered as Ahuitzotl
) was the Aztec
ruler of the city of Tenochtitlan
. Perhaps the greatest known military leader of Pre-Columbian MesoAmerica
, he began his reign by surpressing a Huastec
rebellion, and then swiftly more than doubled the size of lands under Aztec dominance. He conquered the Mixtec
, and other peoples from Mexico's Pacific coast down to the western part of Guatemala
. Auitzotl also supervised a major rebuilding of Tenochtitlan on a grander scale.
Auitzotl took power in 1486; his reign was preceded by Tízoc and followed by Moctezuma II.