Francisco Pizarro

A Spanish Conqueror of the Incan Empier

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Pizarro's Background

As a young boy, Francisco Pizarro lived with his mom. We don't know his exact date of birth or death, but his estimated life span was 1471- June 26,1541. Pizarro was born in Trujillo, Estremadura, Spain. He was the son of Gonzalo Pizarro and Francisca Gonzalez. Francisco's parents paid little attention to his education and grew up not knowing how to read or write. And in 1509, he became an explorer. He was killed by his own partner, Diego De Almargo because he got too greedy.

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Francisco Pizarro Biography
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Francisco Pizarro's Achievements and Discoveries

Francisco Pizarro conquered the Incas of Peru. November 10, 1509, Pizarro set sail from Spain with Alonzo de Ojeda where Ojeda founded the city of San Sebastian.
Sailed on the expedition that founded the city of San Sebastian
Francisco Pizarro joined the expedition of Nunez de Balboa. He and his crew discovered the Pacific Ocean. Francisco and his crew also, discovered what would soon become Costa Rica. Pizarro also traveled with Diego de Almagro and they discovered the land of Peru. Francisco became greedy for wealth and power. After the Incas paid the ransom for their leader, he had him killed.

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Pizarro's Impact on The World

Francisco Pizarro didn't do much that changed the world. He did capture and conquer the Incan empire. If Francisco Pizarro didn't conquer it, then the empire would probably be unalike the empire it is present day. Also, Pizarro opened a way for Spain to colonize most of south america. On his voyages he found gold, silver, and food.
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A Quote from Francisco Pizarro

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