Who is Francisco Pizarro Gonzalez?

Francisco Pizarro González, Marquess of the Atabillos, was a Spanish conqueror who lived from March 16, 1478, to June 26, 1541. He is best known for taking over Peru.

Pizarro, a poor Spaniard from Trujillo, sought wealth and adventure in the New World. He visited the Gulf of Urabá and crossed the Isthmus of Panama with Vasco Nez de Balboa, becoming the first European to see the Pacific Ocean from the Americas. He was mayor of Panama City and led two failed Peruvian missions. Then, after getting permission from the king, Pizarro traveled on his third and most successful trip to Peru in 1529.

Pizarro created Peru’s first Spanish town, San Miguel de Piura after coastal residents fought his assault. In November 1532, Pizarro defeated Atahualpa at the Battle of Cajamarca. In July 1533, Pizarro killed Atahualpa after demanding a fee for the emperor’s freedom. Pizarro reached Cuzco and conquered Peru the same year. He created Lima in January 1535. Pizarro died in 1541.

Pizarro appears in my genealogical chart as a 14th cousin 9x removed.

Cite Resource

Francisco Pizarro – Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Pizarro

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