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Vasco Numez de Balboa
Transcript of Vasco Numez de Balboa
The Death of Balboa
Vasco Nunez de Balboa traveled to the South Sea on an expedition, and he also visited the Pacific Ocean, which was one of his most famous endeavors.
Where Balboa Traveled/Journeyed
Vasco Nunez de Balboa
What Vasco is Most Famous For
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Pedro Arias took over Veragua. Balboa and Arias had some disputes and that's when a rivalry first came into motion. Vasco took Pedro's daughter as his wife and Pedro disapproved it. He also was displeased with all of Vasco's numerous achievements, and with that, the rivalry burned. Pedro tried Vasco for treason to the king and although Balboa denied it, Vasco was beheaded because Pedro and his jealousy. He was beheaded in Darien, Panama.
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Vasco Nunez de Balboa was most famous for being the first person to cross the Isthmus of Panama to the Pacific Ocean. He was the first European to see the east side of the Pacific Ocean.
Vasco de Balboa was born in Jerez de los Caballeros, Spain in the year 1475. His parents were fairly wealthy and he was the third born child out of the four boys.
Balboa's Early Life
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Meet Vasco Balboa
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Balboa had been inspired by Christopher Columbus' voyages. Vasco eventually decided to go on his own adventure. He went to discover the Americas and to bring back gold and treasure. After realizing they didn't have enough men for the expedition, Balboa and some of the crew settled in Hispaniola. There, he became a pig farmer and a pretty unsuccessful one at that. In 1509, he joined a ship as a stowaway under the rule of Fransisco Pizzaro. He was found, but gained popularity with the crew and suggested they head to Darien instead of San Sabestian. There they went and Balboa become mayor of Santa Maria. He also become the governor of Veragua not long after being mayor in Santa Maria. Unfortunately, being governor contributed to his death to come in later years.