1Running head: VASCO NEZ DE BALBOAVasco Nez de BalboaNameProfessorUniversitySubjectDate2Running head: VASCO NEZ DE BALBOAVasco Nez de BalboaVasco Nez de Balboa is a Spanish explorer and conquistador of the 16th-century(1475-1519). Vasco Nez de Balboa was born in Jerez de los Caballeros in 1475.Balboas father was a nobleman, however, his family was poor; like most people of hisclass, and he decided to look for his wealth in the New World. Balboa joined a Spanishexpedition around 1500 to explore the present-day Colombia coast and then went back tothe Hispaniola Island and tried to earn his living while farming.Balboa was acting as the Darins interim governor by 1511. Under Balboasauthority, the Spaniards dealt harshly with the regions native inhabitants were harshlydealt with by the Spaniards so as to get riches and gold. In 1513 September, He helped inestablishing the earliest stable South American continent settlement at Darin, at thePanama Isthmus coast. Balboa sighted the Pacific Ocean In 1513 when leading a voyagewhile looking for gold. He claimed Pacific Ocean as well as its Spain shores and thisopened ways for futur ...
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