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 (ä′tə-wäl′pə) also A·ta·ba·li·pa (-bä′lĭ-pä′) 1502?-1533.
Last independent Incan emperor (1532-1533), who defeated his half-brother Huáscar (1532) and briefly reunited the empire after years of civil war. He was captured by the Spaniards, convicted of plotting against Pizarro, and executed by garrote despite his agreement to a vast ransom.


(ˌætəˈwɑːlpə) or


(Biography) ?1500–33, the last Inca emperor of Peru (1525–33), who was put to death by the Spanish under Pizarro


(ˌɑ təˈwɑl pə)

also Atabalipa

c1500–33, last Incan king of Peru (son of Huayna Capac).
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1) Ending in 1565 with the execution of its leader, Tupac Amaru, the nephew of the Inca ruler, Atahualpa, who was ransomed and murdered by the conquistador Pizarro and his men 30 years before.
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He found the country torn by civil war between the sons of the late Incan emperor, Atahualpa and Huascar.
With the murder of Atahualpa in 1532 by the European conquerors, the first period of Peruvian-European contact ended.
honour Benitez the fact they picked up 22 of their 25 qualifying POINTS in the rarefied air of ESTADIO Olimpico Atahualpa in Quito - the HIGHEST capital city in the world - ShowS they can be a tricky opponent.
Their Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa base high up in the mountains make them a daunting proposition for any visiting team, and Quito will be England's final stop en route to Brazil.
Explorers have already found various artefacts on the flat roof of the structure - perhaps the mausoleum of Atahualpa, the last emperor of the Inca people who was executed by the Spanish - where sacrifices may have taken place.
In the lull after kidnapping the Inca Atahualpa, as they waited for the tons of ransom gold to arrive, the secretary Francisco de Jerez wrote an eyewitness account of the civilization they found in Peru and Pizarro's conquest of it.
Sur l'estrade, l'animateur nomme au micro les groupes qui entrent sur la place par leur provenance : << bienvenue aux gens du quartier Atahualpa >>, d'autres venant d'Obraje, de la communaute voisine d'Agato, de Montserrat et de Plan Venezuela, deux quartiers de la ville d'Otavalo, etc.
The second author comes to the conclusion that no Inca had the right to the throne in Peru in 1532 and that, in particular, Atahualpa was not the legitimate lord or Inca when Pizarro arrived.
Popular folklore singers such as Atahualpa Yupanqui or Antonio Tormo sang protest songs praising the hard-working labourers; stressing the indigenous, non-white roots of criollo culture; denouncing social injustice; and emphasizing the moral superiority of poor workers over rich landowners.
London, Feb 29 ( ANI ): The location of the tomb of last Inca emperor Atahualpa has mystified researchers for centuries but now an expert has pinpointed a site in the Andes mountains, nearly 45 miles south of Quito, Ecuador, as the emperor's resting place.