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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.
  • Vasco Nunez de Balboa – Route, Facts & Life – Biography
    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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John Calvin

John Calvin (/ˈkælvɪn/;[1] French: Jean Calvin [ʒɑ̃ kalvɛ̃]; born Jehan Cauvin; 10 July 1509 – 27 May 1564) was a French theologian, pastor and reformer in Geneva during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism, aspects of which include the doctrines of predestination and of the absolute sovereignty of God in salvation of the human soul from death and eternal damnation, in which doctrines Calvin was influenced by and elaborated upon the Augustinian and other Christian traditions. Various Congregational, Reformed and Presbyterian churches, which look to Calvin as the chief expositor of their beliefs, have spread throughout the world.

Calvin was a tireless polemic and apologetic writer who generated much controversy. He also exchanged cordial and supportive letters with many reformers, including Philipp Melanchthon and Heinrich Bullinger. In addition to his seminal Institutes of the Christian Religion, Calvin wrote commentaries on most books of the Bible, confessional documents, and various other theological treatises.

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Name(s):
      John Calvin
Birth:
      July 10, 1509, Noyon, France
Death:
      May 27, 1564, Geneva, Switzerland
Spouse:
      Idelette Calvin (m. 1540–1549)


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