November 16 1532 CE – Francisco Pizarro Captures the Inca Emperor Atahualpa

November 16 1532 CE – Francisco Pizarro Captures the Inca Emperor AtahualpaRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons The day after one of his men told Inca Emperor Atahualpa the Spanish had arrived in peace, Francisco Pizarro captured the native leader on November 16, 1532 in the town of Cajamarca, Peru. Arriving in the agreed-upon square with 7,000 lightly-armed men and servants, Atahualpa refused to take orders from King Charles I, prompting the Pizarro’s men to unleash an ambush and overpower the Inca. The fall of the empire would soon follow. Word of the conquistadors had traveled through much of South America by the time Pizarro’s men reached the Peruvian […]