Cortés Conquers the Aztecs Cortés and a few of his troops were able to make their way out of Tenochtitlan alive.In order to combat the Aztecs, he assembled a sizable army of indigenous people, which included the Tlaxcalans.After making his way back to Tenochtitlan, he proceeded to lay siege to the city.After a battle that lasted for three months, he was ultimately able to seize possession of the city, bringing an end to his conquest of the Aztec Empire.
The Spanish were able to take control of Tenochtitlan because to their superior armament as well as a terrible outbreak of smallpox that occurred during the 93 days that Cortés’ army laid siege to the city. The triumph of Cortés brought to the fall of the Aztec empire, and the Spanish then started to cement their dominance over what would eventually become the province of New Spain.
After entering the city, Cortés proceeded to sack it and take Montezuma as a captive.Cortés was able to influence Montezuma and dominate Tenochtitlan through him with the assistance of La Malinche.According to Cosme, ‘it is also stated that she notified Cortés of an Aztec conspiracy to attack his troops,’ which she did.The city was taken by the Spanish army with assistance from other forces.
During Cortés’ absence, Alvarado caused additional anger among the Aztec people by ordering the execution of hundreds of Aztec nobility at a ceremonial feast. This led to the death of Cortés. The people who lived in Tenochtitlan urged that the Spanish be expelled from the city.
Many have emphasized the importance of the Aztecs’ ″superstitious″ conviction that Cortés was a deity, as well as the fact that Montezuma was paralyzed with dread after a series of omens predicted the city’s demise. Cortés’s deification, on the other hand, appears to be a mix of mistranslation and subsequent creation.
Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec empire, was taken by Spanish soldiers led by Hernán Cortés after a siege that lasted three months and lasted there.