Francisco Pizarro González, Marquess (16 March 1478 [disputed] – 26 June 1541) was a Spanish conquistador and explorer. He is best remembered as conqueror of the Inca Empire, and as the founder of Lima, the modern-day capital of the Republic of Peru.
Pizarro led several expeditions to the Americas before he landed in modern Peru in 1532. He soon made contact with the Inca. Despite the overwhelming odds (Pizarro comanded a bare 200 men, whereas the Inca had over 80,000), Pizarro was able to overcome an empire that had been divided by civil war. While the empire was not completely crushed until decades later, Pizarro successfully took and held the capital city of Cuzco, and controlled the empire through a puppet. He was appointed governor of New Castile.
Pizarro himself was assassinated in 1541 by rival conquistadores.
Francisco Pizarro in "Eyewear"
When Esperanza/Amal informed Estevánico that Spain was in the process of conquering a gold-rich empire south of New Spain, Estevánico wondered if the Spanish conqueror, Francisco Pizarro (although Estevánico didn't know his name), had eyewear similar to the pair Estevánico possessed.
As a matter of fact, Pizarro did, in the form of a golden mask.
Francisco Pizarro in "The Pugnacious Peacemaker"
Francisco Pizarro never existed in Ib Scoglund's timeline. Allister Park, the man from another world inhabiting Scoglund's body, saw the way the Tawantiinsuujuan officials lavishly displayed gold in public. He observed how easy it must have been, in his world, for Pizarro to fall to temptation.
- The Mask of the Sun, Fred Saberhagen, Ch. 6
- Down in the Bottomlands and Other Places, p. 234.
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