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 (pĭ-zär′ō, pē-thär′ō, -sär′-), Francisco 1475?-1541.
Spanish explorer and conqueror of the Inca Empire of Peru (1531-1533). He founded the city of Lima in 1535.
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(pɪˈzɑːrəʊ; Spanish piˈθarrɔ)
(Biography) Francisco (franˈθisko). ?1475–1541, Spanish conqueror of Peru. He landed in Peru (1532), murdered the Inca King Atahualpa (1533), and founded Lima as the new capital of Peru (1535). He was murdered by his own followers
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(pɪˈzɑr oʊ)

Francisco, c1470–1541, Spanish conqueror of Peru.
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Noun1.Pizarro - Spanish conquistador who conquered the Incas in what is now Peru and founded the city of Lima (1475-1541)Pizarro - Spanish conquistador who conquered the Incas in what is now Peru and founded the city of Lima (1475-1541)
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I am a Spaniard--an Ecuadoriano, true, but I am descended from Pedro Patino, who was one of Pizarro's captains.
Old as Pizarro, this whiteness keeps her ruins for ever new; admits not the cheerful greenness of complete decay; spreads over her broken ramparts the rigid pallor of an apoplexy that fixes its own distortions.
You know the first Spaniards down there, under a leader named Pizarro, were a gang of robbers and cut- throats.
There is seemingly too much gazpacho as we sit down at chef Jose Pizarro's dining table, at his south London home, writes Ella Walker.
Forty-year-old Claudio Pizarro handed Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga title hopes a potentially fatal blow when he scored Werder Bremen's equaliser, completing their fightback from two goals down, in a thrilling 2-2 draw on Saturday.
In a 10-page decision which was recently made public, the high court, in a decision penned by Associate Justice Samuel Martires said Pizarro violated Presidential Decree 1869 which prohibits government officials from gambling.
The Supreme Court en banc has slapped Court of Appeals Justice Normandie Pizarro, who penned controversial rulings, with a P100,000 fine for gambling in a casino.
The scene was set for Cologne and Claudio Pizarro to instigate the start of a miraculous great escape.
CEO of Edison, Pedro Pizarro, leads the California's energy industry with bold leadership.
Sevilla's Guido Pizarro scored a 93rd-minute equaliser to complete an incredible comeback from three goals down to draw 3-3 against Liverpool on Tuesday in a pulsating Champions League Group E clash.