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Tupac Inca Yupanqui (a.k.a. Topa Inca) Quechua: 'Tupaq Inka Yupanki' (literally     
noble Inca accountant) was the tenth Sapa Inca (1471-93 CE) of the Inca Empire,     
and fifth of the Hanan dynasty. His father was Pachacuti, and his son was Huayna   
His father appointed him to head the Inca army in 1463. He extended the realm       
northward along the Andes through modern Ecuador, and developed a special           
fondness for the city of Quito, which he rebuilt with architects from Cuzco.       
During this time his father Pachacuti reorganized the kingdom of Cuzco into the     
Tahuantinsuyu, the "four provinces".                                               
He became Inca in his turn upon his father's death in 1471, ruling until his own   
death in 1493. He conquered Chimor, which occupied the northern coast of what is   
now Peru, the largest remaining rival to the Incas.