MONTEZUMA, Mexican emperor, died (b: c. 1479); No one knows the exact date of Montezuma’s birth in 1479, but the emperor of Ancient Mexico did, in fact, die on this date in 1520. He is included here because of a peculiar habit which, the other noble traits of Aztecs notwithstanding, made him a bit less than Rousseau’s Noble Savage. In a grisly case of having one’s cake and eating it too, Montezuma is known to have cannibalized the boys he had sodomized. Pass the Pepto-Bismol, please!