Lloque Yupanqui

Lloque Yupanqui (born c. January 1, 1260 – died c. January 1, 1290, aged approximately circa 30) (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]

Lloque Yupanqui
Emperor Lloque Yupanqui
Sapa Inca of the Kingdom of Cusco
Reignc. 1260c. 1290
PredecessorSinchi Roca
SuccessorMayta Cápac
BornCusco, Peru
Diedc. 1290
Cusco, Peru
SpouseMama Cora Ocllo Coya
IssueMayta Cápac
QuechuaLluq'i Yupanki
FatherSinchi Roca
MotherMama Cura

Family and personalityEdit

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.


  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
Regnal titles
Preceded by Sapa Inca
c. 1260c. 1290
Succeeded by