Mar 16, 1471
BirthFrancisco Pizarro was born in Trujillo, Estremadura, Spain.
Sep 29, 1513
1st ExpeditionPizarro joined the expedition of Nunez de Balboa across the Isthmus of Panama to discover the Pacific Ocean.
Nov 1, 1520
2nd ExpeditionJoins Espinosa on his expedition into the present Republic of Costa Rica
Nov 1, 1522
Pizarro's ExpeditionPizarro 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 21, 1528
Spanish Investors PermissionPizarro 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 10, 1529
Exploring the South of ColumbiaPizarro explored the South of Columbia as far as Equador reaching Peru.
May 10, 1529
Emperor's PermissionEmperor 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 18, 1530
Further ExpeditionHe 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 15, 1532
Capturing AtahuallpaPizarro reaches Cajamarca and captures Atahuallpa, the emperor of the Incas. Thousands of Incas were killed.
Aug 29, 1534
Atahuallpa's OfferAtahuallpa 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 6, 1535
Ciudad de los ReyesPizarro founded Lima, Peru which he called Ciudad de los Reyes meaning 'City of the Kings'. Francisco Pizarro destroyed the Incan capital of Cusco.
Jun 26, 1541
DeathPizarro was assassinated by followers of Pedro de Almagro (Cortes' captain) who wanted to seize Lima for its wealth. Francisco Pizarro died at Lima, Peru.