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Vasco Nunez de Balboa

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Matthew L

on 13 January 2013

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Vasco Nunez de Balboa By Matthew Langer Balboa's Life Balboa was Born in Jerez de Los
Cabelleros, Spain around1475. Balboa's Voyages 1501-1502 Balboa's first route








Balboa joined a Spanish expedition to South America.
He explored the north coast of South America.
The expedition lacked enough men, so they traveled to the island of Hispaniola (present day Haiti and the Dominican Republic). He ended up as a pig farmer in Hispaniola.
Soon Balboa fell into debt and stowed away on a ship headed for the fledgling colony of San Sebastian.
When Balboa reached the settlement he found that most of the colonists had been killed by natives. He told the remaining group of colonists to head west to the Isthmus of Panama, which is a small strip of land that connects Central America with South America.
They called the new colony Darien and elected Balboa as the governor. 1475 1501-1502 Balboa's first expedition. 1510-1513 Balboa's second expedition. 1519 Balboa is beheaded by the Governor of Darien. 1518 The Governor of Darien falsely accuses Balboa and has him arrested. 1510-1513 Balboa set out with his men to find a sea to the south, that had lots of gold.
In 1513 Balboa sights the Pacific Ocean.
He sighted the ocean from a mountain top.
Soon after he waded into the shores and claimed the new ocean Spain's, then he named it the South Sea.
The news of the discovery arrived after the King of Spain had sent Pedro Arias de Avila to serve as the new Governor of Darein.
The new Governor was incredibly jealous of Balboa so he arrested him in 1518. Balboa's second route Vasco Nunez de Balboa explored for Spain, here are his most famous explorations. Area of Exploration Balboa explored the South American north coast.
He also explored the Isthmus of Panama.
His last area of exploration was the Pacific Ocean. Isthmus of Panama The north coast of South America Pacific Ocean Reason For Trip Balboa had two main reasons for his trips: Balboa wanted to please King Ferdinand, the king of Spain.
The natives of Panama told Balboa of a great sea where he would find lots of gold. Why he was important Balboa was the first European to see the Pacific ocean.
He was the first person to start a successful European colony in the Americas.
He found gold and pearls on the shores of the Pacific.
Balboa found out that Christopher Columbus didn't find Asia but found a new continent. 1514 Balboa is ordered to establish the town of Acla on the north coast of South America. Acla is an area where people transport materials across the Isthmus of Panama. The materials were usually used for making boats. Spanish flag Fun Facts Bibliography World Book. N.p., n.d. Web. Net trekker. N.p., n.d. Web. Started the colony of Darien, present day Panama.
Most Spanish explorers killed natives but Balboa made friends with them.
The Panamanian coin is called a Balboa and is worth 1 U.S. dollar.
When the Panama Canal was constructed they named the city entrance after Balboa. Balboa coin Modern day Panama Canal. Why I Chose Vasco Nunez de Balboa I chose Vasco Nunez de Balboa because he sounded cool, but when I started researching him I found out so much more about him. My favorite fact about Balboa was that he was the first European explorer to see the Pacific Ocean. I hoped you enjoyed my Prezi and I hope you learned a lot about Vasco Nunez De Balboa.
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