Vasco De Balboa

By: CeCe Phillips

Where He's From

From Spain, Born in 1475

Map of Routes Taken

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Places Discovered

The Pacific Ocean and claimed it and all of its shores for Spain
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Accomplishments

Established the town of Darién on the Isthmus of Panama,
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His Personality

Adventurous
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Purpose & Outcome of Voyages

In 1513, Balboa led an expedition from Darién to search for a new sea reportedly to the south and for gold. He hoped that if he was successful, he would win the favor of Ferdinand, the king of Spain.
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Cool Fact

The news of his discovery arrived after the king had sent Pedro Arias de Ávila to serve as the new governor of Darién.