Francisco Pizarro Timeline

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  • c. 1478 - 1541
    Life of the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro.
  • c. 1478
    The conquistador Francisco Pizarro is born in Trujillo, Extramadura, Spain.
  • 1502
    Francisco Pizarro sails with Nicolás de Ovando to Hispaniola.
  • 1509
    Francisco Pizarro joins the expedition led by Alonso de Ojeda to the Gulf of Uraba.
  • 1513
    Francisco Pizarro joins the expedition of Vasco Nuñez de Balboa to cross the Isthmus of Panama.
  • 1524 - 1525
    Francisco Pizarro leads his first voyage of exploration to South America.
  • 1526
    Francisco Pizarro leads his second voyage of exploration to South America.
  • Jul 1529
    Francisco Pizarro receives royal backing to explore South America.
  • Dec 1530
    Francisco Pizarro leaves Panama for his thrid voyage of exploration to South America.
  • Feb 1531
    Francisco Pizarro awaits reinforcements at Coaque (Ecuador).
  • Feb 1532
    Francisco Pizarro attacks Tumbes.
  • 16 Nov 1532
    Battle of Cajamarca where the Inca leader Atahualpa is captured and held for ransom by Spanish forces led by Francisco Pizarro.
  • 26 Jul 1533
    The Inca leader Atahualpa is executed.
  • Nov 1533
    Francsico Pizarro crowns Manco Inca Yupanqui (Manqo Inka) as his puppet ruler.
  • 15 Nov 1533
    Francisco Pizarro takes the Inca capital of Cuzco.
  • 18 Jan 1535
    Francsico Pizarro founds Lima (Ciudad de Los Reyes) as the capital of Spanish Peru.
  • 6 May 1536
    An Inca army led by Manco Inca attackes the Spanish conquistadors in Cusco.
  • Sep 1536
    Francisco Pizarro defeates an Inca army led by Quizo Yupanqui which attacks Lima.
  • Apr 1537
    Relief forces arrive and ensure the Spanish conquistadors keep control of Cusco.
  • Apr 1538
    Battle of Las Salinas outside Cusco between rival factions of Spanish conquistadors.
  • Jun 1541
    Francisco Pizarro is stabbed to death in his home by a rival faction of conquistadors.