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Cuitláuac was the Aztec ruler of the city of Tenochtitlan for a few weeks. He was elected before the death of Moctezuma II, because Moctezuma II was being held prisoner by the Spanish. Cuitlauac died of smallpox.

He took power in 1520; His reign was preceded by Moctezuma II and followed by Cuáutemoc.

Cuitláhuac, Veracruz is a municipality named for the Aztec ruler.