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Xilomantzin, with his name glyph (top) and the glyph of Culhuacan (bottom), in the Codex Telleriano-Remensis.

13 Flint (1440) – 7 House (1473)
Preceded by Acoltzin
Succeeded by Tlatolcaltzin

Died 7 House (1473)
Father Acoltzin
Mother Tlacochcuetzin
Wife Izquixotzin
Children Acolmiztli

Xilomantzin was the tlatoani ("king") of the pre-Columbian altepetl (ethnic state) of Culhuacan in the Valley of Mexico from 1440 to 1473.

Xilomantzin was the son of Acoltzin, the previous ruler of Culhuacan, and Tlacochcuecihuatl or Tlacochcuetzin, a daughter of Tezozomoctli, ruler of Azcapotzalco.[1] He succeeded his father in the year 13 Flint (1440).[2] He married Izquixotzin, the daughter of Tlacateotl, ruler of Tlatelolco, and had a son named Acolmiztli.[3]

In the year 7 House (1473), Xilomantzin sided with Moquihuixtli, then ruler of Tlatelolco, in a conflict against Tenochtitlan (led by Axayacatl), which resulted in both Moquihuixtli and Xilomantzin being killed.[4]


  1. ^ Chimalpahin (1997): vol. 2, p. 111.
  2. ^ Chimalpahin (1997): vol. 1, p. 233.
  3. ^ Chimalpahin (1997): vol. 2, p. 113.
  4. ^ Chimalpahin (1997): vol. 1, p. 139; vol. 2, pp. 91–93, 107; Quiñones Keber (1995): pp. 221–222.


  • Chimalpahin Cuauhtlehuanitzin, Domingo Francisco de San Antón Muñón (1997). Codex Chimalpahin: 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. edited and translated by Arthur J. O. Anderson and Susan Schroeder. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.  
  • Quiñones Keber, Eloise (1995). Codex Telleriano-Remensis: Ritual, Divination, and History in a Pictorial Aztec Manuscript. Austin: University of Texas Press.  
Preceded by
Tlatoani of Culhuacan
1440 – 1473
Succeeded by


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