Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Paullu-Inca
|←Paullin, William||Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography
|Edition of 1900. See also Paullu Inca on Wikipedia, and our Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography disclaimer.|
PAULLU-INCA (pah'-oo-loo-ing'-ka), Peruvian prince, b. in Cuzco about 1510; d. there about 1550. He was a son of the emperor Huaina Capac (q. v.), and was much attached to the Spaniards, especially Diego Almagro and his followers. By order of his brother, Manco Inca Yupanqui, he and the supreme priest, Villac Umac, accompanied Almagro in his campaign for the discovery and conquest of Chili. Both awaited Almagro at Tupiza and delivered to him on his arrival a large quantity of gold from the Chilian tribute. From Jujuy, Villac Umac escaped and returned to Peru, fomenting during his journey a general revolution against the Spaniards, at the instigation of Manco Inca. Paullu remained faithful to the Spaniards, and on Almagro's return to Cuzco the latter recompensed his services by giving him the property of his brother Huascar. After Almagro took possession of Cuzco and captured the brothers Pizarro, Paullu, at the head of the Indians, aided Almagro to defeat the forces of Alonso Alvarado at Abancay. Paullu also took part in the battle of Salinas at the head of 6,000 Indians, and in 1539 he accompanied Gonzalo Pizarro in the war against the Indians of Charcas. Charles V. recommended him to the viceroy Blasco Nuñez Vela, and wrote to Paullu a letter expressing his gratitude. In 1543 he was baptized under the name of Cristoval, and he was buried in the church that he built in Cuzco.