Vasco Nunez de Balboa

Vasco Núñez de Balboa (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbasko ˈnuɲeθ ðe βalˈβo.a]; c. 1475 – around January 12–21, 1519) was a Spanish explorer, governor, and conquistador. He is best known for having crossed the Isthmus of Panama to the Pacific Ocean in 1513, becoming the first European to lead an expedition to have seen or reached the Pacific from the New World.

He traveled to the New World in 1500 and, after some exploration, settled on the island of Hispaniola. He founded the settlement of Santa María la Antigua del Darién in present-day Panama in 1510, which was the first permanent European settlement on the mainland of the Americas (a settlement by Alonso de Ojeda the previous year at San Sebastián de Urabá had already been abandoned).

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Name(s):
      Vasco Nunez de Balboa
Birth:
      1475, Jerez de los Caballeros, Spain
Death:
      January 15, 1519, Acla
Spouse:
      María de Peñalosa (m. 1516–1519)


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  • Vasco Núñez de Balboa – Wikipedia
    Maritime explorer for the Crown of Castile. Spouse(s) María de Peñalosa. Vasco Núñez de Balboa (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbasko ˈnuɲeθ ðe βalˈβo.a]; c. 1475 – around January 12–21, 1519) was a Spanish explorer, governor, and conquistador.
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    Aug 19, 2019 – Born in Spain in 1475, explorer and conquistador Vasco Núñez de Balboa helped establish the town of Darién on the Isthmus of Panama, becoming interim governor. In 1513, he led the first European expedition to the Pacific Ocean, but news of the discovery arrived after the king had …
  • Vasco Núñez de Balboa | Spanish explorer | Britannica.com
    Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Spanish conquistador and explorer, who was head of the first stable settlement on the South American continent (1511) and who was …
  • Vasco Nuñez de Balboa – Ages of Exploration
    Vasco Nuñez de Balboa was a Spanish explorer, governor, and conquistador. He is best known for leading an expedition across the narrow isthmus of Panama, and reaching the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first European to see this large body of water.
  • Vasco Núñez de Balboa – HISTORY
    Dec 18, 2009 – The 16th-century Spanish conquistador and explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa (1475-1519) helped establish the first stable settlement on the South American continent at Darién, on the coast of the Isthmus of Panama. In 1513, while leading an expedition in search of gold, he sighted the Pacific Ocean.
  • Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Conquistador and Explorer
    Jun 14, 2019 – Vasco Núñez de Balboa was a Spanish explorer and conquistador. Learn more about his first European sighting of the Pacific Ocean.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Vasco Nunez de Balboa
    Discoverer of the Pacific Ocean from the west coast of Central America, born in Spain, 1475, either at Badajoz or at Jerez de los Caballeros; died at Darien, 1517 …
  • Vasco Nunez de Balboa – Elizabethan Era
    Visit this site dedicated to providing information about Vasco Nunez de Balboa.Fast and accurate details and facts about the history of Vasco Nunez de Balboa.
  • Vasco Nunez De Balboa | Encyclopedia.com
    Vasco Núñez de Balboa was born at Jerez de los Caballeros in the province of Estremadura. He was descended from an old and noble Galician family.

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Date:
      March 15, 1493
Name(s):
      Christopher Columbus
Occupation:
      Captain,
      Explorer
Location:
      Spain


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Letters from Christopher Columbus sent from Lisbon

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Date:
      March 14th 1493
Name(s):
      Christopher Columbus
Occupation:
      Captain / Explorer
Location:
      Lisbon, Portugal


Additional Information:

  • Columbus’s letter on the first voyage – Wikipedia
    Columbus’s letter on the first voyage is the first known document announcing the results of the first voyage of Christopher Columbus that set out in 1492 and reached the Americas.
  • Columbus reports on his first voyage, 1493 | The Gilder Lehrman …
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  • Letter from Christopher Columbus | The Gilder Lehrman Institute of …
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    Since I know that you will be pleased at the great victory with which Our Lord has crowned my voyage, I write this to you, from which you will learn how in thirty-three days I passed from the Canary Islands to the Indies, with the fleet which the most illustrious King and Queen, our Sovereigns, gave to me.
  • Christopher Columbus, Letter (1493) – FIU – (via the Wayback Machine)
    Letter addressed to the noble Lord Raphael Sanchez, Treasurer to their most invincible Majesties, Ferdinand and Isabella, King and Queen of Spain, by Christopher Columbus, to whom our age is greatly indebted, treating of the islands of India secently discovered beyond the Ganges, to explore which he had been sent eight months before under the auspices and at the expense of their said Majesties.
  • Christopher Columbus – Wikipedia
    The name Christopher Columbus is the Anglicisation of the Latin Christophorus Columbus. His name in Italian is Cristoforo Colombo and, in Spanish, it is Cristóbal Colón.

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