Atahualpa Timeline

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  • c. 1425 - 1532
    The Inca Empire flourishes in South America.
  • 1526 - 1532
    Civil war between the Inca leaders Waskar and Atahualpa. Atahualpa wins.
  • 1530
    The Inca empire reaches its greatest extent.
  • 1532
    Pizarro and the Spanish conquistadors arrive in South America.
  • 1532 - 1533
    Reign of Inca ruler Atahualpa.
  • 16 Nov 1532
    Battle of Cajamarca where the Inca leader Atahualpa is captured and held for ransom by Spanish forces led by Pizarro.
  • 26 Jul 1533
    The Inca leader Atahualpa is executed.
  • Nov 1533
    Pizarro takes the Inca capital of Cuzco.
  • 1535
    Pizarro founds Lima as the capital of Spanish Peru.