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Gonzalo Pizarro and Pedro de la Gasca concerning the early history of Peru.
Francisco Pizarro (approximately 1475-1541) and Diego de Almagro (-1538) together conquered
Peru for the Spanish crown from 1531 to 1533; the two men were divided by frictions and
jealousies which finally led to the execution of Almagro by Pizarro in 1538 and the murder
of Pizarro by Almagro's followers in 1541. After his brother's death, Gonzalo Pizarro
(-1548) seized control of the government from the new viceroy of Peru, and a period of
disorder ensued until Charles V sent his own emissary, Pedro de la Gasca (1493-1567) to Peru
to settle the disputes and quiet the rebellion. La Gasca executed Gonzalo Pizarro, repealed
the opposed "New Laws of the Indies," and, by offering liberal pardons, won support for the
Crown and established civil government in Peru.
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