Incan emperor (c. 1525–1532) who was proclaimed the heir of his father Huayna Capac. He was defeated in a civil war with his half-brother Atahualpa at the time of the Spanish conquest of Peru.
(person) 1495?-1533; Inca king of Peru, deposed by his half brother Atahualpa.
Huascar Sentence Examples
The civil war between Huascar and Atahualpa, the sons of Huayna Capac, had been fought out in the meanwhile, and the victorious Atahualpa was at Cajamarca on his way from Quito to Cuzco.
By his will the conqueror left the kingdom of Quito to Atahuallpa, his son by this alliance; while the Peruvian throne was assigned to Huascar, an elder son by his Peruvian consort.
War soon broke out between the two kingdoms, owing to Huascar's pretensions to supremacy over his brother; but it ended in the defeat and imprisonment of the usurper, and the establishment of Atahuallpa as master both of Quito and Cuzco.
His brother Huascar succeeded Huayna Capac in 1527; for, as Atahualipa was not descended on both sides from the line of Incas, Peruvian law considered him illegitimate.
A jealous feeling soon sprang up between him and Huascar, who insisted that Quito should be held as a dependent province of his empire.