The Aztecs (/ aeztks /) were a Mesoamerican society that thrived in central Mexico during the post-classic era, roughly between the years 1300 and 1521.Different ethnic groups of central Mexico, notably those ones that spoke the Nahuatl language and who ruled significant areas of Mesoamerica between the 14th and 16th centuries, made up the Aztec peoples.Nahuatl was the language spoken by these communities.
Timeline of the Aztecs They finally established a settlement in the area around Lake Texcoco in 1248, but were driven out not long after by the Tepaneca.After that, in the year 1325, the Mexica people established the city of Tenochtitlan, which would later develop into the capital of the Aztec Empire.The origins of the Mexican Empire may be traced back to 1428, when the city-states of Tenochtitlan, Tlacopan, and Texcoco came together to form the Triple Alliance.
The second time period was during the reign of the Aztec Empire and the Triple Alliance. The last phase is characterized by the fall of the Aztec Empire and the subsequent conquest of Mexico by the Spanish. In the year 1248, individuals who later became known as the Mexica settled in the Valley of Mexico.
In the middle of the 14th century and into the early 16th century, the Aztec Empire, which reigned over a significant chunk of what is now Mexico, was in the midst of its golden period.
The history of the Aztec people may be roughly divided into three distinct periods.The arrival of the Nahua peoples in Mesoamerica marks the beginning of the first period, which begins with their migration from northern Mexico.This began in the sixth century and continued until the arrival of individuals from the Mexica culture in the twelfth century.The second time period was during the reign of the Aztec Empire and the Triple Alliance.