Pizarro led several expeditions to the Americas before he landed in modern Peru in 1532. He soon made contact with the Inca. Despite the overwhelming odds (Pizarro comanded a bare 200 men, whereas the Inca had over 80,000), Pizarro was able to overcome an empire that had been divided by civil war. While the empire was not completely crushed until decades later, Pizarro successfully took and held the capital city of Cuzco, and controlled the empire through a puppet. He was appointed governor of New Castile.
Pizarro himself was assassinated in 1541 by rival conquistadores.
When Esperanza/Amal informed Estevánico that Spain was in the process of conquering a gold-rich empire south of New Spain, Estevánico wondered if the Spanish conqueror, Francisco Pizarro (although Estevánico didn't know his name), had eyewear similar to the pair Estevánico possessed.
As a matter of fact, Pizarro did, in the form of a golden mask.
- ↑ The Mask of the Sun, Fred Saberhagen, Ch. 6
| Political offices|
|Governor of New Castile|
1528 - 1541
| Succeeded by|
Cristóbal Vaca de Castro