How long did the Inca empire last?
The Inca Empire lasted for 95 years, from the year 1438 to 1533. At its peak, it stretched across western South America and included much of Peru, Ecuador, Chile and parts of Argentina and Bolivia. The Incas were one of the most powerful civilizations in pre-Columbian America and their legacy has been felt throughout the region. They developed a highly sophisticated agricultural system, built roads, bridges and temples, and created an extensive trading network across the empire.
Their rule came to an end in 1533 when Francisco Pizarro and his Spanish forces invaded Peru, captured the Inca emperor Atahualpa, and ended their reign. Despite this abrupt ending, the Inca Empire left an indelible mark on the region that can still be seen today.