Manco Capac(redirected from Maco Capac I)
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Man·co Ca·pac 1(mäng′kō kä-päk′) fl. 12th century.
Legendary founder of the Inca dynasty who established Cuzco as the center of what would later become the Inca Empire.
Man·co Ca·pac 2(mäng′kō kä-päk′) also Manco In·ca Yu·pan·qui (ĭng′kə yo͞o-päng′kē) Died 1544.
Last Incan emperor, he was crowned (1534) as a puppet ruler by Francisco Pizarro after the execution of his brother Atahualpa. He later fled Cuzco and mounted an unsuccessful rebellion against Spanish rule.
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