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Panchacuti Inca Yupanqui
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(Titu Cusi; 1530–1572), third Inca ruler after the conquest of Peru in 1532; until his death, he retreated to a mountain fortress in the jungle near Cuzco. As a living symbol of the Inca empire, he conducted guerilla warfare against the Spanish, repeatedly refusing to capitulate. He nevertheless allowed a few Catholic missionaries to come to his refuge and was baptized in 1568. It is questionable, however, whether he really accepted Christianity. Between 1569 and 1570, the Inca leader wrote a chronicle of the conquest from the Inca perspective (An Inca Account of the …

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Klaiber, Jeffrey, “Panchacuti Inca Yupanqui”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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