European Contact Overwhelms the Inca Empire: Francisco Pizarro's Conquest of Peru
Unknown to the indigenous people of the New World, their destiny was being determined by political and...
Spanish Soldier and Explorer
Francisco Pizarro was a Spanish soldier and explorer who conquered the Incan empire and founded the city of Lima, Peru, in 1535. He was also a...
Born c. 1475, Extremadura, Spain Died June 26, 1541, Lima, Peru
Francisco Pizarro was one of several Spanish soldiers of fortune called conquistadors who came to the New World to s...
The Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro (ca. 1474-1541) was the obscure adventurer and ruffian who discovered and overthrew the Inca empire of Peru. Assassin of the Inca Atahualpa, Pizarro was assa...
Francisco Pizarro was the illegitimate son of two Spaniards who cared little for him and paid little attention to him. He grew up unable to read or write and without the parental love and nurturing...