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

  • Atahualpa 1502?-1533. Last independent Incan emperor (1532-1533), who defeated his half-brother Huáscar (1532) and briefly reunited the empire after years of civil war. He was captured by the Spaniards, convicted of plotting against Pizarro, and executed by garrote despite his agreement to a vast ransom.

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