Why was Francisco Pizarro assassinated?


Why was Francisco Pizarro assassinated?


Francisco Pizarro was a well-known Spanish explorer and colonial ruler. His first expedition to the New World was in 1502 to Hispaniola, and his later exploits took him to Panama and Peru.

Answer and Explanation:

Francisco Pizarro was assassinated because of Inca resistance to his rule as royal governor of Peru. Pizarro had seized Peru from the Incas and founded the city of Lima violently. He attacked the Inca inhabitants in 1528 and subsequently kidnapped and murder the emperor, Atahuallpa.Although the Spanish monarchy was pleased with Pizarro's efforts to colonize Peru, Inca resistance to him continued in spite of the murder of their emperor. As a result, a group of Inca rebels assassinated him in 1541.

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