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Fernando Alvarado Tezozómoc

Hernando (de) Alvarado Tezozómoc was a colonial Nahua noble. A son of Diego de Alvarado Huanitzin (governor of Tenochtitlan) and Francisca de Moctezuma (a daughter of Moctezuma II), Tezozómoc worked as an interpreter for the Real Audiencia. Today he is known for the Crónica Mexicayotl, a Nahuatl-language history.[1]:13


Huehue Tezozomoctli
Chimalpilli I
Ruler of Ecatepec
Ruler of Tenochtitlan
Ruler of Ecatepec
Tezozomoctli Acolnahuacatl
Moctezuma II
Ruler of Tenochtitlan
Ruler of Ecatepec
Don Diego de Alvarado Huanitzin
Ruler of Ecatepec and Tenochtitlan
Doña Francisca de Moctezuma
Don Hernando de Alvarado


Fernando de Alvarado Tezozomoc was also a chronicler of some note, pertaining to a group of mestizo chroniclers with Fernando de Alva Cortés Ixtlilxóchitl, Diego Muñoz Camargo and Chimalpahin.


A keeper of “The Black ink”

A learned Nahua. A noble man, descendant of the ruling class. A member of the Calmecac.


  1. ^ León-Portilla, M. 1992, The Broken Spears: The Aztec Accounts of the Conquest of Mexico. Boston: Beacon Press, ISBN 978-0807055014
Romero Galván, José Rubén (2003). Los privilegios perdidos: Hernando Alvarado Tezozómoc, su tiempo, su nobleza, y su Crónica mexicana (in Spanish). Mexico City: UNAM. ISBN 970-32-0690-5. OCLC 54477363.