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Montezuma
Date: 1480 - 1520
Remarks: Ruled the Aztec Empire until the Spanish arrived. He was a despotic ruler. Believing Cortes was the Aztec god-king Quetzalcoatl, Montezuma presented Cortes with many gifts. Cortes feared an attack from the Aztec people so he took Montezuma hostage. The Aztec people revolted and Montezuma was killed in the siege. He was also known as Montezuma II, or Moctezuma.