from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Manco Capac 1 fl. 12th century. Legendary founder of the Inca dynasty who established Cuzco as the center of what would later become the Inca empire.
  • Manco Capac 2 Died 1544. Last Incan emperor, he was crowned (1534) as a puppet ruler by Francisco Pizarro after the execution of his brother Atahualpa. He later fled Cuzco and mounted a lengthy but ultimately unsuccessful rebellion against Spanish rule.


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