Francisco Pizarro

Francisco Pizarro

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  • Francisco Pizarro was a Spanish conquistador who led the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire. Pizarro was born in Trujillo, Spain on March 16, 1476.He started sailing in 1532 and was assassinated on June 26th 1541.
  • Francisco Pizarro set sailed for Peru and was sponsored by Spain. The purpose of his exploration  was to kill the Inca king, Atahuapla, and conquer the Inca Empire. On his first voyage, he never found the Incas the first time, the food was running out, and was struck by horrible weather forcing him to go back. 
  • Brutally and quickly, Pizarro and his men successfully conquered the Inca Empire. On Pizarro's first voyage however, in 1524,  several of his men died forcing Pizarro to turn back without bringing back any discoveries or values. Francisco Pizarro was an important figure in history because of being responsible for the demise of the Inca Empire. Did you know that Pizarro and Hernan Cortes are distant cousins? They both conquered the most powerful civilizations in Latin America.
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