Vasco Nunez de Balboa

Born in Spain in 1475, explorer and conquistador Vasco Núñez de Balboa helped establish the town of Darién on the Isthmus of Panama, becoming interim governor.

The first European to see the eastern part of the Pacific Ocean in 1513.

He founded the settlement of Santa María la Antigua del Darién in present-day Panama in 1510

helped establish the first stable settlement on the South American continent at Darién

They established the town of Darién on the Isthmus of Panama, which is a small strip of land that connects Central America and South America.

The years he explored in was from (1475-1519)

On July 8, 1497, da Gama and four ships left the Lisbon coast for a voyage around Africa to Asia.


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