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Juan Bautista de Alcántara Pizarro Alonso, Conquistador español

Birthplace: Trujillo, España
Death: Died in Cuzco, Perú
Immediate Family:

Son of Gonzalo Pizarro Rodríguez de Aguilar, Capitán de los Tercios-Hidalgo and María Alonso
Husband of Beatriz de Perero
Brother of Martin Pizarro Alonso (conquistador)
Half brother of Francisco Pizarro González, 1er. Marqués de los Atavillos, Conquistador del Perú; Gonzalo Pizarro González, Conquistador español; Inés Pizarro de Vargas; Isabel Pizarro de Vargas and Hernando Pizarro Vargas, Conquistador español

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About Juan Bautista de Alcántara Pizarro Alonso, Conquistador español


Juan Pizarro y Alonso (born 1505 or 1511, died in 1536/1537) was a Spanish conquistador who accompanied his brothers Francisco, Gonzalo and Hernándo Pizarro for the conquest of Peru in 1532.

Illegitimate son of Captain Gonzalo Pizarro y Rodríguez de Aguilar (senior) (1446–1522) who as colonel of infantry served in the Italian campaigns under Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, and in Navarre, with some distinction, and María Alonso, from Trujillo. Half brother of Francisco and Hernándo Pizarro. Full brother of Gonzalo Pizarro.

He was one of the most ruthless, brutal and corrupt conquistadors in the New World. Juan and his brothers, led by Francisco and friend Diego de Almagro, conquered the mighty Inca Empire and the sacred Inca capital, Cuzco in 1533. They imprisoned and executed the Inca Emperor Atahualpa and stole the gold treasures from the city. Juan, Hernándo and Gonzalo Pizarro were then appointed to garrison the city of Cuzco by Francisco Pizarro when he departed to explore the northern west coast of Peru and founded Lima in 1535.

Juan, Gonzalo and Hernándo ruled Cuzco as a dictatorship, torturing and executing those who refused to accept Spanish rule. On May 6, 1536, the Incas, led by the crowned puppet Inca Emperor Manco Inca Yupanqui, rebelled due to mistreatment and gathered 100,000 Inca warriors to overthrow the Spaniards in Cuzco. This led to many sieges and battles for control of the land, over ten months. The Incas, however, failed to drive the Spaniards from the city, as many succumbed to small pox.

Juan eventually died in the battle of Sacsayhuamán, an Inca fortress near Cuzco. He was attempting to break the siege of Cuzco by leading an army out of the palace and attacking the Inca fortress. Juan Pizarro was struck on the head by a large stone hurled by an Inca warrior as he was trying to climb the high walls of Sacsayhuamán. Juan's soldiers won the battle, gained control of the fortress and weakened the Inca's control of Cuzco. Juan's death did not stop the Spanish from destroying the Incas. In 1536-37, his brother, Francisco Pizarro, lead an army of 300 soldiers into the port of Lima, and due to the superiority of their heavily armed cavalry, defeated the Manco Inca force. Manco eventually lifted the siege upon the arrival of Diego de Almagro with another Spanish contingent and withdrew to the jungles of Vilcabamba.

Juan Pizarro fue un conquistador español, hermano de Francisco, Gonzalo y Hernando.

Nació en Trujillo en 1511, fue gobernador de Cuzco, lugar donde moriría en 1536 al intentar socorrer a sus hermanos, Gonzalo y Hernando, quienes estaban sitiados por el emperador Manco Capac II.

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Juan Bautista de Alcántara Pizarro Alonso, Conquistador español's Timeline

July 1536
Age 25
Cuzco, Perú