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Transcript of Francisco Pizzaro
Francisco Pizarro was a Spanish conquistador that explored South America. One of his great accomplishments was the conquering of the Inca Empire. Diego de Almagro and him tried to defeat another powerful empire, the Aztec Empire. But do to harsh conditions and the natives fighting them as they made their way, they were denied and decided to turn back.
Well as you may already know, the important places that involve Francisco are the Inca and Aztec Empires in Peru and Panama. Other places may include the coast of Ecuador and the mainland, nowadays North America.
Important people include Diego de Almagro, man that tried to defeat the Aztec Empire. Gonzalo Pizarro Rodríguez de Aguilar, Francisco's father whom he did not know.
Important events, which I keep repeating :(, are the defeat of the Inca Empire and when he first went to the New World in 1502 as part of a colonization expedition led by Nicolás de Ovando.
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Francisco was born into a poor family. His father, Gonzalo Pizarro, was a poor farmer and his mother, Francisca Gonzales, was of humble heritage. Francisco grew up not knowing how to read, but instead herdered his father's pigs. Francisco was illiterate until his later life and his ability to read and write would seem to support the notion of his neglected childhood.
Francisco was born in Trujillo, modern day Extremadura, Spain. His birth year is uncertain, but is said to be between
. On June 26,
he was assassinated by Diego de Almagro's son in Lima, Peru.
Francisco was illiterate and had a family that couldn't afford for him to go to school. Although he couldn't read, that didn't stop him from becoming the governor of Lima, capitol of Peru that he founded.
In 1508 Francisco decided to join Alonso de Hojeda and take a trip to the mainland. Where they fought the natives and created a settlement. This was just one of the expeditions that he was in on. There was lots of others. Like the conquering of the Inca Empire in 1524, which he is most famous for.
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Lewis and Clark are similar to Francisco on exploring a new location. Although Lewis and Clark didn't defeat any major empires, they are still like Francisco.