Vasco Nunez De Balboa
Who was Vasco Nunez De Balboa
Balboa lived from 1475 to 1519. In 1513, Balboa led an expedition from Darien to search for a new sea reportedly to the south and for gold. He hoped that he was successful, he would win the favor of king Ferdinand of Spain.
Navigation Then and Now
His Acopmplishments and and Obstacles
Some accomplishments of Vasco de Balboa were that he explored Central and South America. Another accomplishment was that he was the first European to see part of the Pacific Ocean. Some of the obstacles that he faced were that Francisco Pizarro arrested him and beheaded him, and they were friends. He was arrested since he was accused of treason.