Francisco Pizarro

1478 - 1541

Francisco Pizarro

Francisco Pizarro González (; Spanish: [fɾanˈθisko piˈθaro]; c. 1471-1476 – 26 June 1541) was a Spanish conquistador, best known for his expeditions that led to the Spanish conquest of Peru. Born in Trujillo, Spain to a poor family, Pizarro chose to pursue fortune and adventure in the New World. He went to the Gulf of Urabá, and accompanied Vasco Núñez de Balboa in his crossing of the Isthmus of Panama, where they became the first Europeans to reach the Pacific Ocean. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francisco Pizarro has received more than 2,097,287 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 13th most popular explorer.

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Among explorers, Francisco Pizarro ranks 13 out of 367Before him are James Cook, Hernán Cortés, Ibn Battuta, Bartolomeu Dias, Zheng He, and Francis Drake. After him are Fridtjof Nansen, Prince Henry the Navigator, Jacques Cartier, Leif Erikson, David Livingstone, and Jacques Cousteau.

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Among people born in 1478, Francisco Pizarro ranks 3Before him are Thomas More and Pope Clement VII. After him are Hayreddin Barbarossa, Giorgione, Philip I of Castile, Baldassare Castiglione, John, Prince of Asturias, Jan Gossaert, Pánfilo de Narváez, Surdas, and Gian Giorgio Trissino. Among people deceased in 1541, Francisco Pizarro ranks 2Before him is Paracelsus. After him are Johann Georg Faust, Margaret Tudor, Pedro de Alvarado, Gazi Husrev-beg, Bernard van Orley, Francysk Skaryna, Henry IV, Duke of Saxony, Jean Clouet, Andreas Karlstadt, and Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Francisco Pizarro ranks 19 out of 1,895Before him are Hadrian (76), Theodosius I (340), Philip II of Spain (1527), Isabella I of Castile (1451), Ignatius of Loyola (1491), and Pope Alexander VI (1431). After him are Joan Miró (1893), Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503), Maimonides (1138), Joanna of Castile (1479), Saint Lawrence (225), and Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452).

Among EXPLORERS In Spain

Among explorers born in Spain, Francisco Pizarro ranks 2Before him are Hernán Cortés (1485). After him are Juan Sebastián Elcano (1476), Juan Ponce de León (1460), Vasco Núñez de Balboa (1475), Francisco de Orellana (1511), Diego de Almagro (1475), Hernando de Soto (1500), Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar (1465), Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (1488), Alonso de Ojeda (1466), and Vicente Yáñez Pinzón (1460).

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