Your question: When was Peru taken over?

How long was Peru under Spanish rule?

Spanish Peru, 1532–1560: A Colonial Society.

Did the Spanish take over Peru?

The Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire, also known as the Conquest of Peru, was one of the most important campaigns in the Spanish colonization of the Americas.

Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire.

Date 1532–1572
Location Western South America

What happened to Peru after they gained independence?

Following the declaration of Independence, the Peruvian state was bogged down by the royalist resistance, and instability of the republic itself. Hence, whilst the coast and Northern Peru was under the command of the republic, the rest of the country was under the control of the royalists.

Why did the Spanish go to Peru?

Spanish Conquest (1526 – 1572)

In 1526, the Spanish arrived in Peru. … The Spanish forced natives to mine for silver and mercury, for almost no pay. Natives were also coerced to convert to Catholicism. In many cases, whole tribes were driven far from their homes.

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