Introduction of Queretaro
City and capital of Queretaro state, 160 mi NW of Mexico City, central Mexico. Inhabited by the Otomi-Chichimec Indians, Queretaro was made part of the Aztec Empire in 1446 and was conquered by Spain in 1531. The city was the scene of a conspiracy that led to Mexico’s revolt against Spain in 1810. The execution of Austrian-born Hapsburg emperor Maximilian of Mexico took place here in 1867.