Frequent question: Who conquered Peru in the 1500s?

The Most Excellent Francisco Pizarro KOS
Nickname(s) Apu (“chief” in Quechua) or Machu Capitan (“Old Captain” in Quechua)
Allegiance Spanish Empire
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.

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