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Francisco Pizarro

1478 - 1541

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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 2,373,408 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Francisco Pizarro is the 13th most popular explorer, the 20th most popular biography from Spain (down from 19th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Spanish Explorer.

Francisco Pizarro was most famous for being the conquistador who conquered the Inca Empire.

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Among EXPLORERS

Among explorers, Francisco Pizarro ranks 13 out of 405Before him are Hernán Cortés, James Cook, Roald Amundsen, Ibn Battuta, Zheng He, and Francis Drake. After him are Prince Henry the Navigator, Jacques Cartier, Fridtjof Nansen, Erik the Red, David Livingstone, and Jacques Cousteau.

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Contemporaries

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 Barbara Jagiellon. Among people deceased in 1541, Francisco Pizarro ranks 2Before him is Paracelsus. After him are Margaret Tudor, Johann Georg Faust, Pedro de Alvarado, Gazi Husrev-beg, Francysk Skaryna, Jean Clouet, Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, Henry IV, Duke of Saxony, Bernard van Orley, and Andreas Karlstadt.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Francisco Pizarro ranks 20 out of 2,595Before him are Hadrian (76), Philip II of Spain (1527), Isabella I of Castile (1451), Ignatius of Loyola (1491), Pope Alexander VI (1431), and Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503). After him are Joanna of Castile (1479), Catherine of Aragon (1485), Joan Miró (1893), Maimonides (1138), Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452), and Teresa of Ávila (1515).

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), Alonso de Ojeda (1466), Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (1488), and Benjamin of Tudela (1130).