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Francisco Pizarro

Francisco Pizarro was born in Trujillo, Estremadura, Spain in about 1471

Pizarro and his army staged a bloody ambush, killing thousands of Atahualpa' s men so they could capture the emperor himself. Desperate to negotiate his release, Atahualpa offered the Spaniards a stupendous ransom: a room full of gold in return for his freedom. They took the gold, and then took his life. They were ready to bum him at the stake until he made a last-minute conversion to Christianity and then they showed a unique brand of mercy. They hanged him instead.

Inca Empire

Spanish explorer and conqueror Francisco Pizarro defeated the Inca Empire and claimed most of South America for Spain. Pizarro also established the city of Lima, Peru, and opened the way for Spanish culture and religion to dominate South America.

Audacious, ruthless, cruel, and unscrupulous are but a few of the adjectives that accurately describe Pizarro.



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