I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. — James Madison

Gonzalo Pizarro

1502–1548
Civilization: Hispanic — Peru
   Field of Renown:  explorer — Peru
Era:  Exploration

Brother of Francisco Pizarro; led an expedition from Quito across the Andes and discovered the Amazon.

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Gonzalo Pizarro and the Land of Cinnamon  in  Historical Tales: Spanish American  by  Charles Morris

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He threw his sole remaining weapon in the faces of the escaladers.
 in South American Fights and Fighters

Gonzalo's soldiers brought him to the captain.
 in The Adventures of Pizarro