Francisco Pizarro And The Conquest Of The Inca (Explorers of by Shane Mountjoy

By Shane Mountjoy

In 1531, Pizarro led a small yet good expert military alongside the Pacific Coast of the unexplored South the United States. With lower than 2 hundred males, he conquered the Inca empire, referred to as modern-day Peru. a while 8+years.

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Of these three, only Hernando was a legal heir. Each of his brothers later played important roles in Francisco’s conquest of the Inca. Without legal rights to either a title or property, Francisco Pizarro faced many difficulties in improving his status. During this time, few options were available to someone who lacked a title or property. The only ways to improve one’s status were to marry into nobility, achieve some great victory in the military, or gain recognition as legitimate by the king.

PIZARRO SERVES AS LEADER Ojeda then received reinforcements from Panama. With a larger force, the Spaniards managed to keep the Indians from openly attacking their set- PIZARRO’S EARLY EXPERIENCE IN THE NEW WORLD tlement. After that, Ojeda founded the town of San Sebastian. Those who lived there struggled to survive. They lacked the necessary food supplies, and the local Indians frequently attacked. Ojeda decided to leave to find reinforcements and supplies. He placed Pizarro in charge of San Sebastian.

Governor Ojeda ordered Pizarro to hold out for two months. If the governor did not return within those two months, Pizarro was to leave San Sebastian with the small armed force that remained. Ojeda was unable to get the necessary men and supplies to strengthen San Sebastian. After waiting two months, Pizarro set sail for the larger port at Cartagena. At Cartagena, Pizarro found the reinforcements bound for San Sebastian. The relief forces were led by Martín Fernández d’Enciso. Pizarro joined the relief force and returned to San Sebastian.

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