[2015] Allyson Greer: Vasco Nunez de Balboa

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[2015] Allyson Greer: Vasco Nunez de Balboa

Vasco Nunez de Balboa

Life-Born in Jerez de los Caballeros, Spain in 1475. -Frst European to see the Pacific Ocean. -Married the daughter of an indian chief, even though he fought many battles against indians. -Went to Hispaniola but couldn't leave due to debt. -Govenor of Darien. -Pedrarias became jealous of him and falsley accussed him of treaon, and he was beheaded.

-First expedition was in 1512 to South America. -In 1513 Balboa saw the Pacific Ocean -In 1513 he went into the ocean and claimed all of its shores for Spain. -He traveled to Venezuala, Maricabo, the Magdalena River, South America, the Gulf of Uraba, Hispaniola, Santa Domingo, San Sebastian, Santa Maria de la Antigua del Darien, Coiba, and Islas de las Perlas.

Voyages

Challenges-His father had no wealth.-He was in debt with the Hispaniolans and they wouldn't let him leave.-He had to stow away on a ship.-Pedrarias became jealouse of him and accused him of treason.-He was beheaded.

Works CitedDeplar, Helen. "Vasco Nunez de Balboa." The World Book Encyclopedia. 1999. Vol. B. 525 West Monroe Chicago, IL: World Book, Inc., 37, 38. Print.Saari, Peggy, and Baker B. Daniel. "Vasco Nunez de Balboa." Gale Research Inc.Vol. Hi- Pi. Gale Research Inc., 1995. 614- 617. Print. "Vasco Nunez de Balboa." Google Images. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Oct. 2015. ."Vasco Nunez de Balboa." Google Images. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Oct. 2015. ."Vasco Nunez de Balboa." Google Images. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Oct. 2015. .

Impact on The World-Claimed the Pacific Ocean and it's shores for Spain.-Claimed Indian tribes and a lot of land for Spain.-First European to see the Pacific Ocean.-Opened Spanish exploration.

1475He was born

1500 He went to the New World

1510Stowed away on a cargo ship

1512First Expedition

1513Saw the Pacific Ocean

1519 Execution


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