Francisco Pizarro

Spanish Explorer

How Pizarro grew up and How he help discover the Pacific Ocean

Francisco Pizarro Spanish explorer and conquistador. Francisco helped Vasco Nunez de Balboa discover the Pacific Ocean, and after conquering Peru, founded its capital city, Lima. Conquistador Francisco Pizarro was born illegitimate child, circa 1476, in Trujillo, Spain an area stricken by poverty. his father, captain Gonzalo Pizarro, was a poor farmer. His mother, Francisca Gonzalez, was of humble heritage. Pizarro grew up without learning to read. Instead, he heard his fathers pigs.

Discovery of Pizarro

In 1513 Pizarro joined conquistador Vasco Nunez de Balboa in his march to the "South Sea" across isthmus of Panama .During their journey, Balboa and Pizarro discovered what is known as the Pacific Ocean, although Balboa allegedly spied it first and was therefore with oceans first European discovery.

Questions about Francsico Pizarro

How did he become an explorer? How did he discover the Pacific Ocean? Why was he important to the people? Why was his father poor? Did Pizarro ever had a family like wife or kids? How did he get arrested what did he do?