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apr 9, 1500 - Vasco Nunez De Balboa

Description:

Voyager: Vasco Nunez de Balboa

Year Voyage Began: September 1513

Country of Origin: Jerez de La Caballeros, Spain

Financed by: King Ferninand

Motivation: He was motivated by Christopher Columbus's voyages.

Where did he go?: He went to Panama and established a town of Santa Maria la Antigua del Darien.

Accomplishments: He was known for crossing the Isthmus of Panama to the Pacific Ocean

Interesting fact: He had license so he could keep ⅘ of the treasure he found under the quinto real policy.

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apr 9, 1500
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~ 518 years ago
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