[pi-zahr-oh; Spanish pee-thahr-raw, -sahr-]
- Fran·cis·co [fran-sis-koh; Spanish frahn-thees-kaw, -sees-] /frænˈsɪs koʊ; Spanish frɑnˈθis kɔ, -ˈsis-/, c1470–1541, Spanish conqueror of Peru.
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Pizarro urged, in view of their peril, the delay of a few weeks.
It asserted his entire rejection of the authority of Pizarro.
Pizarro acquired the mastery of Peru by the act of a malefactor.
Pizarro now assumed the proud title of "The Conqueror of Peru."
Just then Pizarro, with his two hundred men, made his appearance.
- 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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