Francisco Pizarro

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In History
  • Mar 16th, 1471

    Birth

    Birth
    Francisco Pizarro was born in Trujillo, Estremadura, Spain.
  • Sep 29th, 1513

    1st Expedition

    1st Expedition
    Pizarro joined the expedition of Nunez de Balboa across the Isthmus of Panama to discover the Pacific Ocean.
  • Nov 1st, 1520

    2nd Expedition

    2nd Expedition
    Joins Espinosa on his expedition into the present Republic of Costa Rica
    (Unkown Day)
  • Nov 1st, 1522

    Pizarro's Expedition

    Pizarro's Expedition
    Pizarro receives funding to make his own expedition and explore the land south of Panama. Pizarro only reaches the coast of Colombia but finds a small quantity of gold (Unknown Day)
  • Nov 21st, 1528

    Spanish Investors Permission

    Spanish Investors Permission
    Pizarro received the backing of Spanish investors to make further explorations into South America and search for treasure. He received two ships for the voyage.
  • Mar 10th, 1529

    Exploring the South of Columbia

    Exploring the South of Columbia
    Pizarro explored the South of Columbia as far as Equador reaching Peru.
  • May 10th, 1529

    Emperor's Permission

    Emperor's Permission
    Emperor Charles of Spain granted Pizarro permission to make further expeditions. He was given the title Governor and Captain General which carried absolute authority in all the territories he might discover.
  • Jan 18th, 1530

    Further Expedition

    Further Expedition
    He sailed from Seville in Spain to Panama. (1530) Sailed from the port of Panama with 3 ships and over 200 men, including Hernando De Soto. (1531) Landed at San Mateo Bay and started to explore the land. (1532)
  • Nov 15th, 1532

    Capturing Atahuallpa

    Capturing Atahuallpa
    Pizarro reaches Cajamarca and captures Atahuallpa, the emperor of the Incas. Thousands of Incas were killed.
  • Aug 29th, 1534

    Atahuallpa's Offer

    Atahuallpa's Offer
    Atahuallpa offers a massive ransom for his release. The Inca Emperor offered his captives enough gold to fill the 22 foot room, as high as he could reach, in which he was held captive. The treasure ransom was collected. Pizarro and the Spanish took the treasure and then had the last of the Incan Emperors strangled.
  • Jan 6th, 1535

    Ciudad de los Reyes

    Ciudad de los Reyes
    Pizarro founded Lima, Peru which he called Ciudad de los Reyes meaning 'City of the Kings'. Francisco Pizarro destroyed the Incan capital of Cusco.
  • Jun 26th, 1541

    Death

    Death
    Pizarro was assassinated by followers of Pedro de Almagro (Cortes' captain) who wanted to seize Lima for its wealth. Francisco Pizarro died at Lima, Peru.