Antonio Pimentel Tlahuitoltzin

Introduction

Antonio Pimentel Tlahuitoltzin was ruler of Texcoco from 1540 to 1545.

He began his ruling in 1540 after the execution of his half brother and rival for the throne Carlos by the Spanish Inquisition. Unlike Carlos, Antonio was outwardly a Christian. He had a close relationship with the cleric Toribio de Benavente Motolinia. He was able to successfully maintain his authority under the threat of Spanish imperialism adapting the pre-colonial state to the new situation. He died of disease five years into his reign. He had nominated Hernando as his successor.

See also  Atahualpa