Francisco Pizarro

Conquer of the Incas

Conquering the Incas

Francisco Pizarro was a Spanish leader as well as explorer. He best known for his conquest of the Inca's in present-day Peru. What attracted Pizarro and his fully armored army, was the gold and riches in Cajamarca. The leader for the Incas was Atahualpa. In 1532, after a bloody battle, the Spaniards killed more than 2,000 Inca soldiers and no Spaniards were killed. Atahualpa was captured and eventually killed.

Who is Francisco Pizarro?

Francisco Pizarro was a Spanish explorer. He was born around the year of 1471 in the city Trujillo, a town in the province know as Extremuda, in Spain. His father was a colonel in the Spanish army, and some historians say his mother was a prostitute. He also had a few half brothers. His parents were not married as a result, his birth wasn't recorded in church records. He was a poor child and never got an education. As a teen he worked on a pig farm and then joined the Spanish army. He died in 1541.

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