Axayacatl was an Aztec ruler (Tlatoani) of the city of Tenochtitlán.
He is chiefly remembered for subjugating Tlatelolco, Tenochtitlán's sister city, in 1473. Using as a pretext the insulting behavior of a few Tlatelolcan citizens, he invaded his neighbor, killed its ruler, and replaced him with a military governor. The Tlatelolcans lost any voice they had in forming Aztec policy.
He took power in 1469; he was preceded on the throne by Moctezuma I and followed by his brother Tízoc in 1481.
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