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Francisco Pizarro was born in the year 1445 in Trujillo Spain a small town near Caceres Spain He was the son of a Spanish infantry captain He spent his childhood in one of the poorest regions of Spain with his grandparents He never really learned to read and write In 1502 he traveled to the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola with the governor of that Spanish colony Pizarro took part in an expedition to Columbia in 1510 and three years later accompanied Vasco Nunez de Balboa in a journey that ended the discovery of the Pacific Ocean He served as a mayor of a town called Panama from 1519 to 1523 Pizarro soon found out about a very wealthy group of Indians to the South He soon got two of his friends to form an expedition to explore and conquer the land A soldier named Diego de Almagro provided the equipment while the vicar of Panama Hernando de Luque took care of the fees Pizarros first expedition was two years of suffering and hardship but the second was a little better he sent Almagro back for reinforcements Pizarro and a few others remained on an island Instead of sending help the governor of Panama sent vessels to bring back the expedition Pizarro did not wish to return He then drew a line in the sand The people that wanted to stay stood on his side of the line Thirteen men crossed the line to join him Pizarros friends persuaded the governor to send one vessel Pizzaro used it to explore the coast of Peru After exploring the coast he returned to Spain in 1528 to ask authority to conquer Peru This was soon granted Pizarro left Spain on January 19 1530 and sailed from Panama the following year He had three vessels which contained fewer than two hundred men and twenty seven horses After seven years of hardships and disappointment the adventurers started the conquest
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