The Inca Empire


The Inca, led by Manco Capac, founded the city of Cuzco and establish their capital at Cuzco

1100 CE

The Inca Empire flourishes in South America

1425 CE - 1532 CE

Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui becomes Leader

1438 CE - 1471 CE

Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui expands the Inca Empire

1438 CE

Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui founds Machu Picchu in the High Andes

Approx. 1450 CE

Tupac Inca Yupanqui, Pachacuti's son becomes Emperor and greatly expand the Inca Empire

1471 CE - 1493 CE

Huayna Capac reigns as Inca Emperor

1493 CE - 1526 CE

The Inca abandon the settlement of Machu Picchu

Approx. 1510 CE

Civil war between the sons of Emperor Huayna. Atahualpa wins

1526 CE - 1532 CE

The Inca empire reaches its greatest extent

1530 CE

Francisco Pizarro and the Spanish conquistadors arrive in South America

1532 CE

Atahualpa reigns as Emperor of the Inca Empire

1532 CE - 1533 CE

The Spanish execute Atahualpa and install Manco Inca as Emperor

1533 CE

Pizarro founds the city of Lima, Peru and names it the Capital

1535 CE

Manco Inca flees to Vilcabama and forms a separate Inca government

1537 CE

Francisco Pizarro is killed

1541 CE

The Spanish execute the last of the Inca emperors, Tupac Amaru, signaling the end of the Inca Empire

1572 CE