Aculnahuacatl Tzaqualcatl

Aculnahuacatl Tzaqualcatl (ruled c. 1400–c. 1430[citation needed]) was the first tlatoani (ruler) of the pre-Columbian Tepanec altepetl (ethnic state) of Tlacopan[1] in the Valley of Mexico.

Tlatoani of Tlacopan
Reignc. 1400–c. 1430[citation needed]
SuccessorTotoquihuaztli I
Diedc. 1430
Aculnahuacatl Tzaqualcatl

Aculnahuacatl was a son of Tezozomoc, the ruler of Azcapotzalco, who installed him as ruler of Tlacopan. He married Tlacochcuetzin, the daughter of Tlacacuitlahuatzin, the ruler of Tiliuhcan, and had two sons: Coauoxtli and Oquetzal.[2]

"Acolnahuacatl" was part of an anti-Mexica coalition to drive the then-nomadic tribe off or exterminate them.[1]


  1. ^ a b Diego Durán, The History of the Indies of New Spain, translated, annotated and with introduction by Doris Heyden. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1994.
  2. ^ Chimalpahin (1997): pp. 126–127.


  • Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin, Domingo de San Antón Muñón (1997) [c.1621]. Codex Chimalpahin, vol. 1: society and politics in Mexico Tenochtitlan, Tlatelolco, Texcoco, Culhuacan, and other Nahua altepetl in central Mexico; the Nahuatl and Spanish annals and accounts collected and recorded by don Domingo de San Antón Muñón Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin. Civilization of the American Indian series, no. 225. Arthur J.O. Anderson and Susan Schroeder (eds. and trans.), Susan Schroeder (general ed.), Wayne Ruwet (manuscript ed.). Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 978-0-8061-2921-1. OCLC 36017075.
Preceded by
Tlatoani of Tlacopan Succeeded by