c1500–33, last Incan king of Peru (son of Huayna Capac).
- Also A·ta·ba·li·pa [ah-tah-bah-lee-pah] /ˌɑ tɑˈbɑ liˌpɑ/ .
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How to use Atahualpa in a sentence
A vast deal of sympathy, indeed, has been wasted upon Atahualpa.
Atahualpa was led forth in fetters and chained to the stake.
He had taken as one of his concubines the daughter of the conquered monarch of Quito and by her had a son named Atahualpa.
Meanwhile Hernando de Soto with twenty horse was sent as an ambassador to Atahualpa's camp.
Before he was garroted, Atahualpa begged that his remains might be preserved at Quito with those of his mother's people.
British Dictionary definitions for Atahualpa
?1500–33, the last Inca emperor of Peru (1525–33), who was put to death by the Spanish under Pizarro
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