Just so, what were Aztec rulers called?
The Aztec government was similar to a monarchy where an Emperor or King was the primary ruler. They called their ruler the Huey Tlatoani. The Huey Tlatoani was the ultimate power in the land. They felt that he was appointed by the gods and had the divine right to rule.
Also Know, who was the first ruler of the Aztec empire? Acamapichtli
Besides, who was Montezuma and why was he important?
Montezuma II was the ninth king of the Aztec Empire. He ruled from 1502 to 1520. During that time, he increased taxes on his people and demanded more human tributes to be sacrificed to the gods.
What does Altepetl mean?
The altepetl (Classical Nahuatl: āltepētl [aː?.ˈté.peːt?] or. modern pronunciation (help·info)), in pre-Columbian and Spanish conquest-era Aztec society, was the local, ethnically-based political entity, usually translated into English as “city-state”.