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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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Vasco nunez de balboa

Vasco Nunez De Balboa


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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