Malinche Time Line
The image above shows May 12, 1502 on the Aztec calendar which we believe was Malinalli’s birth date because children were usually named after the sign of their birthday. In this case May 12, 1502 is the only date under the sign of Grass which is close enough to Malinche’s age.
1502 Malinalli is born
1502 Montezuma II assumes the throne of the Aztec Empire
1502 Hernán Cortés misses an expedition to the New World, delaying his conquest of Mexico until 1519 – One Reed
1504 Cortés arrives in Haiti
1507 Crop failure causes a famine in the Aztec Empire
1507 An earthquake in Mexico City occurred following the “Lighting of the New Age” ceremony
1508 Montezuma visits Tlillancalmecatl (‘Place of Heavenly Learning’)
1508 Montezuma’s sister Paranazin collapses into a trance
1510 Severe floods strike Tenochtitlán (Mexico City)
1510 Malinalli’s father dies
1511 Cortés takes part in the conquering of Cuba
1511 Malinalli is sold into slavery
1515 Cortés marries Catalina Juarez in Cuba
1517 The appearance of a comet in the Aztec Empire, believed to signify impending doom
1518 Cortés departs Cuba for the New World
1519 A comet hung over the capital city of Tenochtitlan (site of Mexico City)
1519 A thunderbolt struck and burned down the temple of the deity Huitilopchitli.
1519 The last omen comes to Tenochtitlan. A woman’s voice was heard crying “my children, my children, we are lost!’
1519 Cortés lands on the Yucatan peninsula
1519 Cortés meets Malinalli
1519 Cortés arrives in Tenochtitlan (site of Mexico City)
1520 Cortés allies with Tlaxcala and the assault on the Aztec empire begins.
1520 On July 1st, the Spanish forces were driven back and suffered heavy losses.
1520 Montezuma is killed by his own people
1521 Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) falls to Cortés
1522 Malinalli bears Cortés a child – don Martin Cortés
1524 Malinalli takes part in the Honduran campaign
1530 Malinalli dies ???
1547 Cortés dies