On This Day

What Happened in August 1533

Historical Events


How 200 Conquistadors Conquered an Empire of 10 MillionHow 200 Conquistadors Conquered an Empire of 10 Million

Aug 29 Atahualpa, last Sapa Inca Emperor is suspected to have been buried in Northern Peru or in Ecuador

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Battle of Cajamarca and the capture of Atahualpa
Battle of Cajamarca and the capture of Atahualpa
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Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 2 Theodor Zwinger, Swiss physician and scholar, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1588)
  • Aug 7 Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet, born in Madrid (d. 1595)