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Place of birth Mexico Tenochtitlan
Place of death Michoacán
Allegiance Mexico Tenochtitlan
Rank Tlacochcalcatl
Relations Son of Tlacaelel and Maquiztzin

Cacamatzin was a 15th-century Aztec noble — the eldest son of the cihuacoatl, Tlacaelel[1] — and warrior who held the title of Tlacochcalcatl. His mother was princess Maquiztzin.[2]

He had twelve children, only three of whom are known:[3]

Cacamatzin was killed by the Tarascans after being captured in battle.[2]


  1. Chimalpahin (1997): pp. 52–53, 140–141.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chimalpahin (1997): pp. 48–49.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Chimalpahin (1997): pp. 140–141
  4. Chimalpahin (1997): pp. 54–55, 140–141.


  • Chimalpahin Cuauhtlehuanitzin, Domingo Francisco de San Antón Muñón (1997). "Mexican History or Chronicle". Codex Chimalpahin: society and politics in Mexico Tenochtitlan, Tlatelolco, Texcoco, Culhuacan, and other Nahua altepetl in central Mexico: the Nahuatl and Spanish annals and accounts collected and recorded by don Domingo de San Antón Muñón Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin. The Civilization of the American Indian Series. edited and translated by Arthur J. O. Anderson and Susan Schroeder. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. pp. 26–177. ISBN 0-8061-2921-2. 

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