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Chimor-Inca War
Mapa del Reino Chimor.png
Map showing the location of the Chimor and Inca empires with their respective allies.
Date ~1470
Northwestern Peru

Inca victory

  • Chimor empire ceases to exist.
  • Chan Chan gets looted but rebuilt shortly after, many artisans and goldsmiths are taken to Cuzco.
  • Minchacaman is captured and taken to Cuzco, his son Chumun Caur succeeds him and becomes an Inca vassal.
  • Redifinition of Cajamarca, Huamachuco and Chimor frontiers. Chimor's government gets reduced to its capital and the Moche Valley, under indirect rule of the Inca empire. The rest of the territories conquered by the Chimor empire are returned to their own kurakas.
Chimor Empire
Cajamarca kingdom
Commanders and leaders
  • Minchancaman
  • Guzmango 

The Chimor-Inca War was a conflict fought in the late 15th century between the Inca Empire and the Chimor Empire of coastal Peru. At the time of the conflict, the Chimor Empire was in a process of territorial expansion, but as the Inca Empire appeared in the picture, it became impossible for the Chimor to consolidate its conquests. Early skirmishes occurred when the Inca Empire conquered the non-Chimor inland city of Cajamarca. The Incas led by Topa Inca Yupanqui responded to hostilities by advancing first north to Quito in modern Ecuador and then turning their attention to the Chimor Empire. The Chimor Empire was likely conquered from the north. Once conquered, the Incas established an indirect rule over the Chimor. To consolidate victory the Incas pressured the Chimor to hand over the unruly Chimor cacique Minchançaman who travelled to Cuzco becoming a "luxury prisoner" while his more collaborative son acceded his position in his homeland.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Guerra chimú-inca para niños

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