Francisco Pizarro Research Paper

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Francisco Pizarro was a soldier and a conquistador. He was born in approximately 1474 and died in 1541. He was originally born in Trujillo, Spain in 1478. He lived in Hispaniola, the prominent Spanish establishment in the New World, for most of his early years. He lived in Panama City on the Pacific coast, where he became rather wealthy and famous. Pizarro is most known for overtaking Peru and its ruler Atahualpa. In 1524, Pizarro set out to search for the Inca Empire, after hearing about their abundance of riches. After many tries of failing to find the Inca Empire, Pizarro finally found it, which is where current day Peru is. Pizarro was thrilled by the amount of riches he had seen on the land. He knew he would need help in overpowering…show more content…
During this exploration they discovered the Pacific Ocean, but only Balboa was accredited with the discovery. Francisco Pizarro is most known for his exploration to what is present day Peru. He went to Peru in search of riches. Pizarro killed the Inca ruler, Atahualpa, and eventually conquered Peru. Pizarro discovered the infamous riches of the Incan Empire when he explored/ conquered Peru. The Incas were said to have even more riches than the Aztecs. When trying to conquer Peru, Pizarro and the Spanish demanded a high ransom and in return they wouldn’t kill the ruler Atahualpa. The Incas paid them the ransom in gold and silver, yet the Spanish still killed Atahualpa. From his exploration, he and the Spanish acquired an abundance of gold, silver, and many other treasurers as well as the Inca Empire’s land. The Spanish exceeded the Inca in weapons and sickened them with European diseases, which lead to a large decline in Incas. When Spaniards started to hear news of these new riches, they started to move to this land. The Spanish became highly wealthy. They also began to conquer most of South America, and started to build cities. Though much has changed, Peru and the rest of South America is still populated by Spanish people and still has influence of their

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