Name

Vasco Balboa

Career

Explorer/Cartographer

Occupation 1

Spanish explorer

Region

South America

Era

Europe's Reconnaissance (1351-1640)

Born

1475

Died

1519

Text

Spaniard of noble birth; to Americas in 1510 as conquistadore; credited with being the first European to see the Pacifc Oceans from the Americas in 1513; did so at the Ishtmus of Panama

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Related Events


1513 - Spanish explorer Vasco Balboa sights Pacific Ocean around Panama

Related Water Bodies


Pacific Ocean


Record ID: 226


Record ID: 226