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The Kingdom of Cuzco

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The Vilcabamba State

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Chronology—

In Zuidema's view, the Inca rulers preceding Pachacuti are fictitious, contemporary chieftains of Cuzco being presented by later chroniclers as monarchs in a dynasty. Plausible dates for the rulers in the chronicles, in fact, are not found until the accession of Pachacuti in c.1438. Zuidema, 52–3, 122–3, 227–35.

Dates down to Huayna Capac are approximate; for his death in 1524, see B. C. Brundage, Lords of Cuzco (Norman, Okla., 1967), 373.

Brundage, B. C., Empire of the Inca (Norman, 1967) and (Norman, 1963).Zuidema, R. T., The Ceque System of Cuzco: the Social Organization of the Capital of the Inca (Leiden, 1964).

c.1200?

Manco Capac (traditional founder of Cuzco and of the Inca royal house)

Sinchi Roca (son)

Lloque Yupanqui (son)

Mayta Capac (son)

Capac Yupanqui (son)

Inca Roca (son)

Yahuar Huacac (son)

Viracocha Inca (son)

1438–1471

Pachacuti (son; abdicated, died 1472)

1471–1493

Topa Inca (son)

1493–1524

Huayna Capac (son)

1524–1532

Huascar (son; deposed, died 1532)

1532–1533

Atauhuallpa (brother; Spanish conquest of the Inca empire 1532–3)

1533

Topa Huallpa (brother)

1533–1545

Manco Inca (brother)

1545–1560

Sayri Tupac (son)

1560–1571

Titu Cusi Yupanqui (brother)

1571–1572

Tupac Amaru (brother; deposed, died 1572; Spanish conquest of the Vilcabamba state)

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