Pizarro is responsible for the deaths of 5,000 Incans and the capture of the Inca monarch. In the year 1532, on November 16th, the Spanish adventurer and conqueror Francisco Pizarro sets a trap for the Inca ruler Atahualpa.
At the Battle of Cajamarca, Francisco Pizarro and the Spanish conquerors were responsible for the deaths of 7000 Inca warriors. They suffered no losses among their own soldiers.
Researchers have determined that the Inca Empire had a population of more than 16 million people at its peak.
|Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire|
|Casualties and losses|
|Unknown||7,700,000 indigenous deaths from 1533 to 1572 of typhus and smallpox epidemics (600,000 survived)|
They slaughtered 7,000 Incas by blazing away with their muskets and slicing and stabbing with their swords; not a single Spaniard was seriously injured in the process.
The common populace quickly accepted Spanish control as ″what was done″ after the destruction of their royal family and the center of their religious practice. This resulted in the formation of local aid, which, when combined with support from other areas, made it possible for the Spanish to totally capture the region by the year 1572, thus ushering in the end of the Inca Empire.
On July 26, 1533, in compliance with the request that he had made, he was put to death by being strangled with a garrote. His body was cremated, and his garments and a portion of his flesh were burnt, but he was given a Christian burial. After Atahualpa, his brother Tpac Huallpa and then his brother, Manco Inca, replaced him as ruler of the Inca Empire.
The transmission of illness The most common causes of mortality among the Inca population were influenza and smallpox, and both diseases did not discriminate between the nobility and the common people; they struck both.
The Spanish conquistadors led by Francisco Pizarro were responsible for the death of Atahuallpa, the 13th and final emperor of the Inca empire. He was strangled to death. The execution of Atahuallpa, the last free ruling monarch, brought an end to the Inca civilisation after it had existed for three hundred years.
The Inca king Huayna Capac, along with 200,000 of his subjects, are put to death, which has the effect of weakening the Incan Empire. It is possible that historic records do not include accurate death toll figures; nonetheless, it is assumed that between 20 and 25 percent of the local people perished.
The rapid spread of the smallpox epidemic over the Inca dominion was a contributing factor in the Spanish conquest of what was a huge and well developed Inca Empire.
However, less than two centuries later, their civilization was extinct because they were victims of what is often considered to be the cruellest incident in the history of Spanish colonial history. In the year 1532, the conquistadors first landed in the New World, led by Francisco Pizarro. They were successful in capturing the Inca leader Atahualpa, and a year later they put him to death.
|Battle of Cajamarca|
|106 infantry 62 cavalry four cannons 12 harquebuses||3,000–8,000 unarmed personal attendants/lightly armed guards|
|Casualties and losses|
|0 dead; one wounded||2,000–7,000 dead 1,000 taken prisoner|
Atahuallpa, also spelled Atahualpa, was the 13th and last Inca emperor. He was born around the year 1502 and died on August 29, 1533 in Cajamarca, which was then the capital of the Inca empire. Atahuallpa was victorious in a devastating civil war with his half brother, only to be captured by Francisco Pizarro, held for ransom, and then executed by Pizarro.