The Incan Indians built a great empire, which was the start of Peru
The Spanish conquistador, Francisco Pizarro, led an expidition to Peru. This is important because they were some of the first foreigners to arrive to Peru.
Pizarro conquered the Inca and made Peru a Spanish Colony.
Pizarro founded Peru's capital, Lima.
Led by Tupac Amaru, the Mestizos revolted against the rule of Spain, a first in Peruvian history.
General Jose de San Martin captures Lima from the Spanish and proclaims Peru independant!
Peru is now officially the last colony in South America to gain independence.
Peru and Bolivia join a short-lived confederation.
About 80,000-100,000 Chinese workers arrive in Peru to do menial jobs such as collecting guano.
The Peruvian-Spanish war BEGINS!
American archaeologist Hiram Binghham found Machu Pichu.
El Nino causes drought in some parts of the country and flooding in others, which causes major economic problems.
Peru signs a treaty with Ecuador to peacefully settle their 57 border dispute.
Alejandro Toledo is elected the president of Peru- the first Native Indian person to take the role!
Alejandro Toledo is sentenced to 25 years in prison because he ordered abuse by the country's security forces.