Young Pizarro did not receive a good education, and he never learned to read or write. Pizarro came for treasure and learned about the strong native Incas and their leaders living in the area. It turned out the empire they heard of was the Inca Empire. ® Web Page Zoom Explorers Search EnchantedLearning. Assassination of Pizarro After the death of Atahualpa, Pizarro and the Spanish continued to Cuzco, the Inca capital.
Almagro even got shot in the eye with an arrow! In , after paying a huge ransom for his release, Atahualpa requested to be let free but was killed anyway by Pizarro. He refused, and soon war broke out between the Inca and the Spaniards for several years. He fought for Spain in a war in Italy, and learned skills he'd use later on as a conquistador. They sailed up the San Juan River, which was part of the boundary between Ecuador and Colombia. Pizarro was known as one of the richest settlers on the Pacific Coast of Panama. On November 15, 1532, Atahualpa and a large group of courtiers visited the Spaniards' camp. He sailed to just south of Panama, where he found a small amount of gold.
In November 1532 the Spanish decided to plunge further into Inca Territory. Although, after the Inca emperor told Pizarro where the treasures were, the selfish conquistador executed Atahualpa in 1532. Many of the settlers became sick and died from tropical diseases they caught in the jungles. Running low on supplies, they stopped at the Isle of Pearls just south of Panama for provisions. Expedition into South America In 1524, Pizarro, Luque and Almagro sailed from Panama with a modest crew of volunteers and horses. The city Lima which Pizarro named and established is the capital of Peru today.
However, some Spaniards had not been part of the capture of the Inca and therefor had not been paid any gold. . He sailed into the Columbian San Juan River where he began to explore the new territory. Led by Almagro, the Almagristas, Almagro's men, marched south into present-day to find new riches, while Pizarro stayed in Peru. So Pizarro left South America in spring of 1528 to return to Spain. New York: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc.
Panama City had been founded by in 1519 a few years after Balboa had made the first expedition in 1513 to the South Sea, which later became known as the Pacific Ocean. Well, many men took that risk during the 1500s. The silver was usually unloaded in Panama City, then put in mule trains and taken first to Nombre de Dios, and then, following the demise of that city in the late sixteenth century, to Portobello. After initially being rejected the opportunity he pled his case to King Charles I of Spain King Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire who gave him a license and great authority over the conquered territories. Back in Panama, Almagro was furious and was only convinced to participate after given the promise of the governorship of as-yet undiscovered lands. The great Inca empire had come to an end.
Then the Spanish king took personal control over the country by a personal envoy, the Viceroy. Despite the Inca giving them the riches, Pizarro still had Atahualpa killed in 1533. Finally on the third expedition in 1530, Pizarro reached the Inca Empire. Pizarro spent much of his time as a soldier in Italy where it is said he gained a reputation for being courageous. An explorer with Pizarro, Hernando de Soto, went south and returned with a convoy from Atahualpa. They took natives as interpreters and sent back treasure. Almagro was killed by Pizarro's brothers, and then Almagro's followers killed Pizarro on June 26, 1541, in Lima.
Do you think he was a good leader? The Spanish tried to convert Atahualpa to Christianity. Pizarro: or, The Discovery And Conquest of Peru. It would eventually be the expedition that brought down the Inca Empire. He travelled with his 3 half-brothers. He founded the capital of Peru, Lima, three years after he conquered Peru. In 1526, the trio headed south from Panama again. In 1530, he went on an expedition and conquered Peru and the Inca Empire, killing many native people and their leaders.
He then continued south into Peru and captured the capital of. Pizarro himself was killed in 1541 in Lima, the capital city he had founded in Peru. In his third and final expedition he was successful because he found many riches and Pizarro Conquered the Inca Empire. Pizarro sailed from the Bay of Panama in November 1524. He also founded , La Ciudad de los Reyes, capital of.