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Tlaltecatzin, according to some sources, was a son of the Aztec tlatoani Moctezuma II. In the Noche Triste ("Night of Sorrows"), the Spanish took him out of Tenochtitlan as a prisoner with other Aztec noblemen, also prisoners, including his brother Chimalpopoca. The Aztecs attacked the Spanish party, and both Tlaltecatzin and Chimalpopoca were killed. [1] [2]

According to another source, Tlaltecatzin was a Tepanec prince who guided the Spaniards, and was killed on the Night of Sorrows. [3] :87

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