Timeline Description: Francisco Pizarro was a Spanish explorer who traveled to Peru. He claimed the land for Spain and helped open the world up for exploration. This is a timeline of his life.
|1474||Francisco is born
Francisco Pizarro was born in Trujillo, Spain.
|1509||Francisco becomes an explorer
Francisco sailed on the expedition that founded the city of San Sebastian.
|1513||Francisco works on another expedition
Francisco joined the expedition of Nunez de Balboa. They discovered the Pacific Ocean.
|1515||He meets the natives
While travelling with the Nunez expedition, Francisco met and traded with the natives of the new lands. He wanted to go on his own expedition.
|1520||The discovery of the Republic of Costa Rica
On another expedition Francisco helped discover what would become Costa Rica.
|1522||Francisco gets his own funding
He finally found funding for his very first expedition. He sailed to just south of Panama, where he found a small amount of gold.
|1528||He gets a second expedition
Because he found gold in South America, Francisco was given more funding to explore the area for treasures.
|1528||The discovery of Peru
Francisco travelled with Diego de Almagro. They discovered the land of Peru.
|1528||Francisco returns to Spain
After discovering Peru, Francisco returned to Spain. He asked for permission to claim Peru for Spain.
|1530||Peru is claimed for Spain
Francisco took another expedition to Peru where he claimed the land for Spain. He travelled with his 3 half-brothers.
|1532||Francisco takes the Inca leader hostage
Francisco came upon the Inca people who lived in Peru. He took their leader hostage and asked for ransom.
|1533||The Incas are killed
Francisco became greedy for money and power. After the Incas paid the ransom for their leader, Francisco had him killed.
|1533||Lima is founded
Lima became the capital of Peru and it still is today.
|1537||A fight with his partner breaks out
Francisco's travelling partner was Diego de Almagro. They began to fight over who would be in control and their fight turned deadly when Diego was killed.
|1541||Francisco is killed
One of Diego de Almagro's men found Francisco and killed him. Though he was greedy and cruel, Francisco's life helped open the door for other discoveries in the American continents.