|The Most Excellent Francisco Pizarro KOS|
|Nickname(s)||Apu (“chief” in Quechua) or Machu Capitan (“Old Captain” in Quechua)|
|Years of service||1496–1541|
|Battles/wars||Spanish conquest of Peru|
How long did Spain control Peru?
Spanish Peru, 1532–1560: A Colonial Society.
What killed the Incas?
Influenza and smallpox were the main causes of death among the Inca population and it affected not only the working class but also the nobility.
Who was in Peru before the Incas?
We know, for instance, that a civilization called the Wari ruled much of present-day Peru toward the end of the first millennium (the exact dates vary), or about 500 years before the rise of the Inca. Their capital, Hurai, had an estimated 40,000 people at its peak.