Francisco Pizarro Essay

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Who is Francisco Pizarro
Conquistador is a term that defines the soldiers and explorers of the New World. There were many conquistadors before the discovery of the New World. However, the most important and unforgettable conquistador was born sometime in the 1470s. Francisco Pizarro Gonzalez, was the Spanish conquistador who was the leader of the expedition of the Inca Empire. And behind this expedition, there is a long story that defines a man and events that prove facts. So, who is Francisco Pizarro? According to the facts, Francisco Pizarro was born in Trujillo, Spain. His date of birth is unknown, but some say that it is some time in the 1470s, perhaps 1474. He was the illegitimate son of infantry Colonel Gonzalo Pizarro, who was serving in Navarre and the Italian campaigns and his mother was Francisca Gonzalez, who was a poor woman and she married late and had a son who is Francisco Martin de Alcantara (The Most Evil Men In History - Francisco Pizarro,2012).
How his childhood plays a role in his achievement
Francisco Pizarro was uneducated and grew up illiterate. The reason behind that is maybe that he did not grow
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Even though the Inca people trusted Pizarro and gave him all their money, gold and silver pieces were they considered them as a part of their religion. The gold referred to the sun god, and the silver referred to the moon god. As it was mentioned in Francisco Pizarro – Duckstersm, “The Inca delivered the gold and silver, but Pizarro executed Atahualpa anyway” (Francisco Pizarro – Duckstersm,n.d). He did what was in his mind. He killed more than 2000 men and captured more than 5000 as well as Atahualpa who was a hostage. After taking what he wanted, he gave his men what they deserve from the gold and then order to execute Atahualpa by garrote in such an evil way in front of his people, and that proves how violent he was. (The Most Evil Men In History - Francisco
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