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Hernan Cortes in the battle of Otumba, July 7, 1520

Hernan Cortes in the battle of Otumba, July 7, 1520


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Hernan Cortes in the battle of Otumba, July 7, 1520

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1520 Aztec Community Of Madrid Conqueror Cortes Hernan Hernan Cortes July Madrid Mexico Army Museum Otumba Santiago Ortega


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Caption: This vibrant 16th-century print captures the legendary Hernan Cortes in the midst of the historic Battle of Otumba on July 7,1520. The painting, created by Santiago Ortega and now housed in Madrid's Museum of the Army, vividly depicts this pivotal moment in Spanish colonization history. Mounted atop his majestic horse, Cortes is portrayed as a formidable conqueror leading his army against Aztec forces. The artist skillfully employs color to convey the intensity and chaos of battle, with swirling shades of red symbolizing bloodshed and blue representing loyalty to Spain. The image serves as a powerful reminder of Cortes' audacious military campaign that ultimately led to the fall of Mexico. His strategic brilliance and unwavering determination are evident as he fearlessly charges into combat alongside his loyal troops. As one gazes upon this vertical masterpiece, it becomes clear that this photograph encapsulates not only an iconic historical event but also represents a turning point in world history. It offers viewers a glimpse into an era when empires clashed and cultures collided. While its significance extends far beyond commercial use, this print serves as a testament to human ambition and exploration. It stands as a tribute to those who shaped our modern world through their actions on distant battlefields like Otumba.

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