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List of famous conquistadors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top conquistadors in the world? This includes the most prominent conquistadors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable conquistadors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic conquistadors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned conquistadors.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known conquistadors to the lesser known conquistadors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the conquistador field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous conquistadors ever?" and "What are the names of famous conquistadors?" then you're in the right place. (45 items)
Francisco Pizarro is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Conquistadors
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Francisco Pizarro González was a Spanish conquistador who conquered the Incan Empire. Pizarro González was born in Trujillo, Spain, the illegitimate son of Gonzal Pizarro, an infantry colonel, and Francisc González, a woman of means. His exact birth date is uncertain, but is believed to be sometime ...more

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Birthplace: Trujillo, Cáceres, Spain

Profession: Conquistador

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Hernán Cortés is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Conquistadors
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Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro, 1st Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca was a Spanish Conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought large portions of mainland Mexico under the rule of the King of Castile in the early 16th century. Cortés was part of the ...more

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Age: Died at 62 (1485-1547)

Birthplace: Medellín, Spain, Spain

Profession: Conquistador

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#67 on The Most Important Military Leaders in World History

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Francisco de Orellana is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Conquistadors
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Francisco de Orellana was a Spanish explorer and conquistador. He completed the first known navigation of the entire length of the Amazon River, which initially was named "Rio de Orellana." He also founded the city of Guayaquil in what is now Ecuador. ...more

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Age: Died at 35 (1511-1546)

Birthplace: Trujillo, Cáceres, Spain

Profession: Conquistador

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Leif Erikson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Conquistadors
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Leif Erikson or Leif Ericson was an Icelandic explorer regarded as the first European to land in North America, nearly 500 years before Christopher Columbus. According to the Sagas of Icelanders, he established a Norse settlement at Vinland, tentatively identified with the Norse L'Anse aux Meadows ...more

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Birthplace: Iceland

Profession: Conquistador

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#32 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

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