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What Happened on August 13, 1521

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés capture Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc in Tenochtitlan marking the end of the Aztec Empire

The Last Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc
The Last Aztec Emperor
Cuauhtémoc
Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés

1521 Highlights

About August 13, 1521

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 499 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo