Manco Cápac

1250 - 1169

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Manco Cápac (Quechua: Manqu Qhapaq, "the royal founder"), also known as Manco Inca and Ayar Manco was, according to some historians, the first governor and founder of the Inca civilization in Cusco, possibly in the early 13th century. He is also a main figure of Inca mythology, being the protagonist of the two best known legends about the origin of the Inca, both of them connecting him to the foundation of Cusco. His main wife was his older sister, Mama Uqllu, also the mother of his son and successor Sinchi Ruq'a. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Manco Cápac has received more than 218,677 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Manco Cápac is the 1,532nd most popular politician (up from 1,639th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Peru (down from 10th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Peruvian Politician.

Manco Cápac is most famous for being the founder of the Inca Empire.

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Among politicians, Manco Cápac ranks 1,532 out of 15,710Before him are Francis II Rákóczi, Joan II of Navarre, Conrad I of Germany, Gannicus, Ladislaus I of Hungary, and Dongmyeong of Goguryeo. After him are Shah Rukh, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Seonjo of Joseon, Paul-Henri Spaak, Alexios V Doukas, and Nicolás Maduro.

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Among people born in 1250, Manco Cápac ranks 2Before him is John IV Laskaris. After him are Arghun, Fra Dolcino, Kitbuqa, Alaeddin Pasha, Marguerite Porete, Al-Muazzam Turanshah, Oghul Qaimish, Robert II, Count of Artois, Moses de León, and Pietro d'Abano. Among people deceased in 1169, Manco Cápac ranks 1After him are Shirkuh, Bertrand de Blanchefort, Shawar, and Thoros II, Prince of Armenia.

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Among people born in Peru, Manco Cápac ranks 11 out of 196Before him are Carlos Castaneda (1925), Lina Medina (1933), Alberto Fujimori (1938), Túpac Amaru (1545), Pachacuti (1380), and Rose of Lima (1586). After him are Túpac Amaru II (1738), Yma Sumac (1923), Huáscar (1490), Martin de Porres (1579), Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (1938), and Manco Inca Yupanqui (1512).

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Among politicians born in Peru, Manco Cápac ranks 6Before him are Javier Pérez de Cuéllar (1920), Atahualpa (1502), Alberto Fujimori (1938), Túpac Amaru (1545), and Pachacuti (1380). After him are Huáscar (1490), Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (1938), Manco Inca Yupanqui (1512), Viracocha Inca (1310), Topa Inca Yupanqui (1441), and Túpac Huallpa (1510).