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Vasco Nunez De Balboa. Balboa: Father of the Pacific. In 1475 Vasco Nunez De Balboa is born. In 1510, Balboa arrives in present-day Panama In 1511, Balboa establishes the first European colony in the New World. Balboa In Panama. In 1513, Balboa claims Panama for Spain

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balboa father of the pacific
Balboa: Father of the Pacific
  • In 1475 Vasco Nunez De Balboa is born.
  • In 1510, Balboa arrives in present-day Panama
  • In 1511, Balboa establishes the first European colony in the New World.
balboa in panama
Balboa In Panama
  • In 1513, Balboa claims Panama for Spain
  • Later in 1513, Balboa climbs a peak and sees the Pacific Ocean in front of him
  • Later that day, he claimed the Pacific for Spain
hard times
Hard Times
  • Balboa began his career as an explorer when he sailed from Spain to Columbia in 1500, hoping to find pearls and gold.
  • He then had to abandon his leaky ship, on an island called Hispaniola.
  • Because he owed so much money, Balboa tried to farm, and ended up failing.
  • Then had to stow away on a ship to San Sebastian, then later to find out that it had been burned.
discovery and death
Discovery and Death
  • Balboa then went on a voyage with many men, to the Isthmus of Panama. Once he had climbed a mountain, he over looked the peak and had discovered the Eastern part o the Pacific Ocean, in 1513.
  • A few years later, Balboa had been charged with treason (but had actually been framed by a friend) and was publicly beheaded in 1519, in Acla.
balboa s death
Balboa’s Death
  • Balboa was executed in 1518 by Governor Davila because he was falsely accused of treason.
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