Vasco Núñez De Balboa Research Paper

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Vasco Núñez de Balboa was a Spanish explorer. Also he was a governor. He’s widely known for crossing the Isthmus of Panama to the Pacific Ocean and was the one to claim the Pacific Ocean for Spain. He became the first European to lead an expedition to reach the Pacific Ocean from the “New Word.” He opened a way for later on explorations from Spain along the South America western coast. I chose this man because he could possibly a fellow ancestor of mine and if so, I would like to know a lot about him and his works. Vasco Núñez de Balboa was born in the year 1475, in Jerez de los Caballeros, Spain. His father was said to be a nobleman, but his family wasn't wealthy. At around the year 1500 he decided to join a Spanish expedition
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