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FRANCISCO PIZARRO (c. 1471 or 1475-1541)

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 691 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FRANCISCO PIZARRO (c. 1471 or 1475-1541), discoverer and conqueror of Peru, was born at Trujillo in Estremadura, Spain, about 1471 (oE 1475). He was an illegitimate son of Gonzalo Pizarro, who as colonel of infantry afterwards served in Italy under Gonsalvo de Cordova, and in Navarre, with some distinction. Of Pizarro's early years hardly anything is known; but he appears to have been poorly cared for, and his education was neglected. Shortly after the news of the discovery of the New World had reached Spain he was in Seville, and thence found his way across the Atlantic. There he is heard of in 1510 as having taken part in an expedition from Hispaniola to Uraba accounts for the occurrence of parts of a town being known as Place, e.g. Ely Place in London, formerly the site of the town residence of the bishops of Ely. A " place of arms " (Fr. place d'armes), in fortification, means the wide spaces (suitable for the assembly of troops for a sortie) made by the salients and re-entrants of the covered way. The phrase is also used in a strategic sense to express an entrenched camp or fortress in which a large army can be collected under cover previous to taking the field.
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Francisco Pizzaro couldnt read or write. He had two jobs when he was a kid it was being a Spanish soldier and member of leader expeditions. Francisco had 4 kids The people never discovered one of the son and his mother’s name. The names of the kids are Gonzalo, Ines Huailas Yunanqui, Atahuallna and the son who’s name was never discovered. Francisco’s death appeared in 1541. When he was at home, his former explorer partner killed him. Because Francisco took over the city, Lima in Peru. He ruled the country so his former partner, Pedro de Almagro was envious of him so he killed Francisco so he could own the land and rule it. And also because Lima had a lot of gold, Pedro wanted it. Pizzaro was a normal farmer but one day he heard about the riches of the Incan empires, so he and this three brothers, among 180 other men. They defeated the Incan empire and claimed it for Spain. He explored the coast of Peru. He served as the mayor of Panama during the years of 1519-1523 Hope this hPizzaro was a normal farmer but one day he heard about the riches of the Incan empires, so he and this three brothers, among 180 other men. They defeated the Incan empire and claimed it for Spain. He explored the coast of Peru. He served as the mayor of Panama during the years of 1519-1523 Hope this helps.
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