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  • Francisco Pizarro Francisco Pizarro
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    Francisco Pizarro Francisco Pizarro was a conquistador born in Trujillo, Spain in about 1471. His father, Gonzalo Pizarro, was an infantry captain and he taught Francisco how to fight at an early age. Francisco Pizarro never learned to read and write but he was full of adventure. Pizarro sailed to the new world on November 10, 1509. He was part of many expeditions in the new world including one with Balboa. Pizarro fought against many hostile tribes in Panama and when news of Hernando Cortez's u...
  • Pizarro And Almagro
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    Francisco Pizarro and his merry men Pizarro was born in 1476 and was assassinated in 1541. He was a Spanish explorer and conqueror of Peru noted for his courage, cruelty, and for his abilities as a military leader. Pizarro was born in Trujillo, Spain. He came to America in 1510 and took part in a number of exploratory expeditions, including that of Vasco de Balboa, which resulted in 1513 in Balboa claiming the Pacific Ocean and all the land it touched for Spain. Probably the biggest real-estate ...
  • Pizarro And Atahuallpa
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    The Royal Hunt of the Sun is a story mainly based on the conquest of Peru by Spain. Along the way it explores many different sub-themes and ideas. Questions are raised about faith, friendship, leadership, greed and two distinctively different ways of life. The two main characters exhibit conflicting views on all the issues. The overthrow of the Peruvian Empire is a phenomenal story as it demonstrates the vulnerability of a society that considered itself almost indestructible. It showed how focus...
  • Two Ships And Pizarro And Almagro
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    Francisco Pizarro Born in Trujillo, Estremadura, Spain, probably in 1471; died at Lima, Peru, 26 June, 1541. He was the illegitimate son of Gonzalo Pizarro and Francisca Gone lez, who paid little attention to his education and he grew up without learning how to read or write. His father was a captain of infantry and had fought in the Neapolitan wars with el Gran Cap it n Gonzalo de C rd oba. Filled with enthusiasm at the accounts of the exploits of his countrymen in America, Pizarro set sail (10...
  • Later Pizarro And Almagro
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    Francisco Pizarro was born in the year 1445 in Trujillo, Spain, a small town near Caceres, Spain. He was the son of a Spanish infantry captain. He spent his childhood in one of the poorest regions of Spain with his grandparents. He never really learned to read and write. In 1502, he traveled to the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola with the governor of that Spanish colony. Pizarro took part in an expedition to Columbia in 1510, and three years later accompanied Vasco Nunez de Balboa in a journey th...
  • Later Pizarro And Almagro
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    Francisco Pizarro Born: 1476 Died: 154 Francisco Pizarro was born in about 1476 in Trujillo, a small town near Caceres, Spain. The illegitimate son of a Spanish captain, he spent his childhood with his grandparents in one of Spain's poorest regions. He apparently never learned to read or write. The conquest of Peru by an obscure adventurer is one of the most dramatic episodes in the history of the New World. Until he was nearly 50 years old, Francisco Pizarro, serving as a minor Spanish official...

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