Cuzco Timeline

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  • c. 1100 CE
    The Inca, led by Manco Capac, migrate to the Cuzco Valley and establish their capital at Cuzco.
  • c. 1425 CE - 1532 CE
    The Inca Empire flourishes in South America.
  • 1438 CE
    Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui defeats the Chancas to control the Cuzco Valley and further expand the Inca empire.
  • 1438 CE
    Pachacunti Inca Yupanqui begins a rebuilding programme in the Inca capital of Cuzco.
  • 1471 CE - 1493 CE
    Reign of Inca Tupac Yupanqui who doubles the size of the Inca Empire.
  • 1493 CE - 1526 CE
    Huayna Capac reigns as Inca leader and constructs fortresses, religious temples and roads throughout the empire.
  • 1526 CE - 1532 CE
    Civil war between the Inca leaders Waskar and Atahualpa. Atahualpa wins.
  • 1530 CE
    The Inca empire reaches its greatest extent.
  • 1532 CE
    Pizarro and the Spanish conquistadors arrive in South America.
  • 16 Nov 1532 CE
    Battle of Cajamarca where the Inca leader Atahualpa is captured and held for ransom by Spanish forces led by Pizarro.
  • 26 Jul 1533 CE
    The Inca leader Atahualpa is executed.
  • Nov 1533 CE
    Pizarro takes the Inca capital of Cuzco.
  • 1535 CE
    Pizarro founds Lima as the capital of Spanish Peru.

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1100 CE: The Inca, led by Manco Capac, migrate to the Cuzco Valley and establish their capital at Cuzco.
 
 
1425 CE - 1532 CE: The Inca Empire flourishes in South America.
 
 
1438 CE: Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui defeats the Chancas to control the Cuzco Valley and further expand the Inca empire.
 
 
1438 CE: Pachacunti Inca Yupanqui begins a rebuilding programme in the Inca capital of Cuzco.
 
 
1471 CE - 1493 CE: Reign of Inca Tupac Yupanqui who doubles the size of the Inca Empire.
 
 
1493 CE - 1526 CE: Huayna Capac reigns as Inca leader and constructs fortresses, religious temples and roads throughout the empire.
 
 
1526 CE - 1532 CE: Civil war between the Inca leaders Waskar and Atahualpa. Atahualpa wins.
 
1530 CE: The Inca empire reaches its greatest extent.
 
 
1532 CE: Pizarro and the Spanish conquistadors arrive in South America.
 
 
1532 CE: Battle of Cajamarca where the Inca leader Atahualpa is captured and held for ransom by Spanish forces led by Pizarro.
 
1533 CE: The Inca leader Atahualpa is executed.
 
 
1533 CE: Pizarro takes the Inca capital of Cuzco.
 
 
1535 CE: Pizarro founds Lima as the capital of Spanish Peru.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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