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Almagro, Diego De

ALMAGRO, DIEGO DE (1475-1538), Spanish commander, the companion and rival of Pizarro (q.v.), was born at Aldea del Rey in 1475. According to another account he was a foundling in the village from which he derived his name. In 1525 he joined Pizarro and Hernando de Luque at Panama in a scheme for the conquest of Peru (see PERU: History.) He was executed by order of Pizarro in 1538 in consequence of a dispute as to their respective territories.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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