Franciso Pizarro
Historical Figure
Nationality: Spain
Date of Birth: c. 1478
Date of Death: 1541
Cause of Death: Stabbed to death
Religion: Catholicism
Occupation: Soldier, Politician, Explorer, Colonial Governor
Spouse: Inés Huaylas Yupanqui
Children: Francisca Pizarro Yupanqui
Relatives: Hernán Cortés (cousin)
Turtledove Appearances:
Shared Universe Story
Set in OTL (?)
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Francisco Pizarro González, Marquess (16 March 1478 [disputed] – 26 June 1541) was a Spanish conquistador and explorer. He is best remembered as conqueror of the Incan Empire, and as the founder of Lima, the modern-day capital of the Republic of Peru.

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.

Pizarro was a distant cousin of Hernán Cortés, the conqueror of the Aztecs.

Francisco Pizarro in "Eyewear"Edit

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.[1]


  1. The Mask of the Sun, Fred Saberhagen, Ch. 6
Political offices
Preceded by
Position founded
Governor of New Castile
1528 - 1541
Succeeded by
Cristóbal Vaca de Castro