Lloque Yupanqui

Lloque Yupanqui

King Lloque Yupanqui
Other names Lluq'i Yupanki
Title Sapa Inca
Predecessor Sinchi Roca
Successor Mayta Cápac
Spouse(s) Mama Cora Ocllo Coya
Children Mayta Cápac
Parent(s) Sinchi Roca
Mama Cura

Lloque Yupanqui (Quechua Lluq'i Yupanki "the glorified lefthander") was the third Sapa Inca of the Kingdom of Cuzco (beginning around CE 1260) and a member of the Hurin dynasty.[1]

Family and personality

He was the son and successor of Sinchi Roca, though he had an elder brother Manco Sapaca. He was the father of Mayta Cápac. His wife's name is variously given as Mama Cava, also known as Mama Cahua (Quechua Mama Qawa) or Mama Cora Ocllo.[2]:41

The mother of this king was queen Mama Cura.[3]


Although some chronicles attributed minor conquests to him, others say that he did not wage any wars, or that he was even occupied with rebellions.


He is said to have established the public market in Cuzco and built the Acllahuasi. In the days of the Inca Empire, this institution gathered young women from across the empire; some were given by the Inca as concubines to nobles and warriors and others were dedicated to the cult of the Sun god. Sometimes they were simply servants.


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  1. Memorias antiguas historiales del Peru by Fernando Montesinos, Sir Clements Robert Markham
  2. de Gamboa, P.S., 2015, History of the Incas, Lexington, ISBN 9781463688653
  3. The Incas: the royal commentaries of the Inca, Garcilaso de la Vega
Preceded by
Sinchi Roca
Sapa Inca
As ruler of the Kingdom of Cusco

c. 1260–c. 1290
Succeeded by
Mayta Cápac
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