Francisco Pizzaro

The Plan To Conquer the Inca Empire

Biography

Francisco Pizzaro was born in Trujillo, Spain, in 1476 to Gonzalo and Francisca Pizzaro. On the 10th of November, 1510, he sailed from Spain to the New World with Alonzo de Ojeda on an expedition to Urabi. He also helped Vasco Nunez de Balboa discover the Pacific Ocean and after conquering Peru, founded its capital city: Lima. Pizzaro was known as a cruel and violent man, like many other Spanish Conquistadors. Francisco died on June 26, 1541 in Lima, Peru. An interesting fact is that Francisco is 3rd cousins with Hernan Cortez.