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Pi·zar·ro(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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Pizarro(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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Francisco, c1470–1541, Spanish conqueror of Peru.
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