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Nezahualcoyotl (1403 - 1473) was King of Texcoco (in modern Mexico), the Pre-Columbian state of Alcohuan, a Nahuatl speaking people. In alliance with Tenochtitlan (modern Mexico City), his state became the second most important politically in the Aztec Empire.

Nezahualcoyotl was a noted poet, philosopher, and patron of the arts. He was also skilled in engineering and practical arts, and said to have personally designed the dike across Lake Texcoco named after him that was still in use over a century after his death. He also built a botanical and zoological garden.

Nezahualcoyotl was succeeded by his son Nezahualpilli.