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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.


(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


(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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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.
Did not Pizarro lead three hundred and fifty Spanish cavaliers and four thousand Indians into the far Cordilleras in search of treasure?
You know the first Spaniards down there, under a leader named Pizarro, were a gang of robbers and cut- throats.
Pizarro met with his Chilean counterpart, Francisco Vidal, and is believed to have made a formal request for the extradition.
Harold Faber's Samuel De Champlain (0761416080) recounts the life and achievements of the major explorerer of Canada, Steven Otfinoski's Vasco Nunez De Balboa (0761416099) details the discoveries of the Pacific region explorer, his Juan Ponce De Leon (0761416102) tells of the discoverer of Florida, Patricia Calvert's Zebulon Pike (0761416129) outlines the harrowing story of an explorer who became lost in the Rockies he was charting, her Vasco De Gama (0761416-110) tells of an act of audacity and a South Seas explorer who took many risks, and Milton Meltzer's Francisco Pizarro (076-1416072) tells of Pizarro's conquest of Peru and his encounter with Ican wars.
Ladbrokes: 5-2 Best Mate, 9-2 Kingscliff, 7-1 Strong Flow, 8-1 Beef Or Salmon, Celestial Gold, 10-1 Grey Abbey, Rule Supreme, 20-1 Sir Rembrandt, 33-1 Our Vic, Pizarro, 40-1 bar.
The undefeated cruiserweight from Kazakhstan emphasized his point once again Friday night at the Playboy Mansion, stopping Esteban Pizarro with a one-two combination at 2:59 of a scheduled 10-round bout.
Pizarro is one of an impressive generation of pianists who, since winning the Leeds International Piano Competition just ten years ago, has continued to develop and mature into a fine artist.
Schlesinger's interest in attitudes towards the New World makes his choice understandable, of course, and Thevet's portraits of Pizarro, Cortes, Albuquerque, Columbus, Vespucci and Magellan provide an invaluable glimpse into contemporary perceptions of those figures.
In a move to strengthen core operations and fuel further international expansion, eLandia International, an integrated information technology and communications services company, named Pete Pizarro chairman and chief executive officer.
Claudio Pizarro put them in front in the 75th minute before Mario Mandzukic (right) sealed victory five minutes from time.