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Francisco Pizarro was a conquistador who conquered the Inca
Transcript of Francisco Pizarro was a conquistador who conquered the Inca
Francisco Pizarro was a conquistador who conquered the Inca Empire. Pizarro was born in Trujillo, Spain. He was the illegitimate son of Gonzalo Pizarro , an infantry colonel, and Francisca Gonzalez, a woman of poor means.
Poorly cared for and low education
Shortly after news of the discovery of the New Worlds had reached Spain, he was in Seville, ending by finding his way to the Atlantic
Accompanied Balboa in discovery of the Pacific in 1513
Under d' Avila received a repartimento and became a cattle farmer at Panama
Met with the priest Luque and also Almagro for purposes of exploration and conquest towards the South
Agreed to divide the empire equally upon themselves
Pizarro left Panama in the Spring of 1528 to Spain
Came into Incas place with 180 men, 3 vessels, and 27 horses
Took land from Cuzco in 1536-7 with help from Almagro
The big trap
Why should Pizarro get all the land when he had a deal with 2 other people?
This became a HUGE problem
DUH DUH DUH
This led to a war over respecting the limits of their jurisdiction
Almagro was defeated in 1538 and was executed
Almagro's supporters conspired and assassinated Pizarro on June 26, 1541
Pizarro was assasinated by Almagro's son
4 kids(only 3 survived out of the womb)
Girlfriend was Ines Yupanqui
Religion: Roman Catholic
Reasons Behind the Takeover
Spread of religion
* Explore and conquest