Francisco Pizarro's childhood was very tough because he never learned how to read or write. His parents never got married therefore, he lived with his grandparents. His father was a colonel in the army and his mother was very poor. He was born in 1474 in Trujillo, Spain. He had 6 brothers and sisters when he was young. He worked as a pig herder and he never wanted to be a sailor. However, he was a very ambitious man and when he heard stories of the New World, he wanted to sail to it.
Finding the Inca Empire
Francisco Pizarro was killed in a very unusual way. Francisco Pizarro was killed while he was eating dinner in his palace with his friends and family. Diego Almagro had a quarrel with Francisco Pizarro, so Francisco assassinated him. Then Diego's son raided Francisco’s palace while he was in it and he killed Francisco Pizarro to avenge his father. Francisco Pizarro also killed many people, like Diego Almagro and he caused the death of Vasco Nunez de Balboa. He killed Diego because Diego had an argument with him. He caused Vasco Nunez de Balboa’s death because he became friends with one of his enemies (Pedrarias Davila). Pedrarias wanted Francisco to arrest Balboa, so Francisco arrested him. When Balboa was arrested he was also sentenced to death. Francisco also killed many people when he and his crew went into war against the Inca Empire.