Francisco Pizarro was born in Trujillo, Spain in 1474. In 1502 he moved to the West Indies, to what is now Haiti. There he lived with his uncle who is said to have helped Pizarro on his expeditions. Pizarro was from Spain and was sent to explore for the Spanish crown. After Pizarro explored and conquered a lot of South America, Spain was the most powerful country in the world. Pizarro, besides conquering Peru, also acquired Ecuador and Columbia for Spain. After his travels he died in Lima, Peru. He was murdered by Almagros son who wanted revenge for his father’s death. Pizarro’s half brother supposedly killed Almagro. Pizarro is credited with conquering the Inca Empire.