Diego de Almagro


Diego de Almagro (c. 1475-1538) was a Spanish conquistador who was second-in-command to Francisco Pizarro (c. 1478-1541) during his expedition that attacked the Inca civilization from 1531. Almagro then led his own expedition to explore Chile but failed to find the golden cities he had hoped for. In the bitter and bloody rivalry that developed between conquistadors, Almagro was garotted in 1538.

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