Vasco (Nunez de Balboa) Nuñez de Balboa

Vasco (Nunez de Balboa) Nuñez de Balboa (1475 - 1519)

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Born in Jerez de los Caballeros, Extremadura, Castile, Spainmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Acla, near Darién, Panamamap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Jul 2016 | Last significant change: 18 Nov 2018
13:22: Peter Roberts edited the Biography for Vasco (Nunez de Balboa) Nuñez de Balboa. [Thank Peter for this]
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Biography

Vasco (Nunez de Balboa) Nuñez de Balboa is Notable.

Vasco Núñez de Balboa, (1475-1519), Conquistador, Explorer, Politician

Achievement: Being the first recorded European to see the Pacific Ocean from the American continent.

Timeline/Highlights

In 1500, Balboa signed on to an expedition led by Rodrigo de Bastidas. Bastidas's Expedition was to explore modern day Venezuela. King Fernando II gave Bastidas two ships and the expedition set sail in 1501. The ships reached the New World soon after and sailed up and down the coast of Central America. Bastidas and his crew did not find gold but they did find that their ships were infested with ship worms (parasites that would eat through the wood of ships). Both ships sank in 1502, forcing the crew to abandon the ships and swim to the beaches of Haiti where they were accused of smuggling and stripped of all their goods.[1]

In 1513, Vasco Nunez de Balboa is the first recorded European to see the Pacific Ocean.

In 1516, Balboa married a daughter of Pedro Arias Davila

Biographies

Vasco Nunez de Balboa on ageofex.marinersmuseum.org
Vasco Nunez de Balboa on history.com


Sources

  1. Vasco Nunez de Balboa exploration.marinersmuseum.org


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