Francisco Pizarro: Spanish Conquistador - Fast Facts | History

Server Costs Fundraiser 2023

Running a website with millions of readers every month is expensive. Not only do we pay for our servers, but also for related services such as our content delivery network, Google Workspace, email, and much more. We would much rather spend this money on producing more free history content for the world. Thank you for your help!
$10228 / $21000


Mark Cartwright
published on 08 July 2016

Spanish conquistador and eventual Governor of Peru Francisco Pizarro acquired wealth through kidnapping, ransom, and murder. Find out more about his violent rise to power in this video.

Check out exclusive HISTORY content:
Website -
Google -
Facebook -
Twitter -

Bio Shorts
Season 1
Episode 1

Biography features in-depth profiles of the exceptional people whose lives and times stir our imagination. An Emmy award-winning documentary series, Biography thrives on rich details, fascinating portraits and historical accuracy, seasoned with insider insights and observations.

HISTORY® is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network's all-original programming slate, including scripted event programming, features a roster of hit series including American Pickers®, American Restoration™, Ax Men™, The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man, Counting Cars™, Pawn Stars®, and Swamp People® as well as HISTORY®'s first scripted series Vikings, and epic miniseries and special programming such as The Bible and the Emmy® Award-winning Hatfields & McCoys, Gettysburg, Vietnam in HD, America The Story of Us® and 102 Minutes That Changed America. The HISTORY® website is the leading online resource for all things history, featuring over 20,000 videos, images, audio clips, articles and interactive features that allow visitors to dig deeper into HISTORY® series and a broad array of historical topics.

Remove Ads


Cite This Work

APA Style

HISTORY, . (2016, July 08). Francisco Pizarro: Spanish Conquistador - Fast Facts | History. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Chicago Style

HISTORY, . "Francisco Pizarro: Spanish Conquistador - Fast Facts | History." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 08, 2016.

MLA Style

HISTORY, . "Francisco Pizarro: Spanish Conquistador - Fast Facts | History." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 08 Jul 2016. Web. 27 Mar 2023.