[2015] Brandon Yoon: Vasco Nunez de Balboa

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Subject:
Explorers and Discovers
Grade:
5

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[2015] Brandon Yoon: Vasco Nunez de Balboa

Explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa was born in 1475 in Badajoz, Spain, and died in January 1519 in Acla, Panama by beheading.

Vasco was mainly looking to be rich, so he launched an expedition to find gold.

Explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa was born in 1475 in Badajoz, Spain, and died in January 1519 in Acla, Panama by beheading.

1475

Vasco was looking to find gold. He didn't find the metal, but he found the Pacific Ocean, and claimed it and it's lands surrounding it for Spain.

Vasco Nunez de Balboa

By Brandon Yoon

Vasco Nunez de Balboa is born in Jerez de los Caballeros, Spain.

Vasco is beheaded in 1519.

1519

Vasco Nunez de Balboa founds Santa Maria.

Balboa settled in Hispaniola

1505

1510

1513

Vasco Nunez de Balboa is the first European to cross the Pacific Ocean.

Vasco's discovery was important because he was the first European to cross the Pacific.

Vasco was a stowaway in 1509. He had a dog named Leoncico. He became a governor once. He had a rivalry with a person named Pedrarias, and was very good at planting corn.

Balboa actually paid for his own expedition.

with 4 brothers!


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