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Vasco Núñez de Balboa

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

(1475–1519),

Spanish explorer. In 1511 Balboa joined an expedition to Darien (in Panama) as a stowaway, but rose to command it after a mutiny. In 1513 he reached the western coast...

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de Balboa, Vasco Núñez (1475–1517)

John F. Schwaller.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 557 words.

(c. 1475–1517),

Spanish explorer. Vasco Núñez de Balboa was born around 1475 in Jeréz de los Caballeros in

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Vasco Núñez de Balboa

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

(1475–1519),

Spanish explorer. In 1511 Balboa joined an expedition to Darien (in Panama) as a stowaway, but rose to command it after a mutiny. In 1513 he reached the western coast...

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Balboa, Vasco Núñez de

Edited by Dinah Birch.

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 9 words.

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de Balboa, Vasco Núñez

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 53 words.

(1475–1519),

Spanish explorer. In 1511 Balboa joined an expedition to Darien (in Panama) as a stowaway, but rose to command it after a mutiny. In ...

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Balboa, Vasco Núñez de (1475–1519)

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 81 words.

Having settled in the new Spanish colony of Hispaniola in 1501, in 1511 Balboa joined an expedition to Darien (in Panama) as a stowaway, but rose to command it after a mutiny. He founded a...

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Núñez de Balboa, Vasco (1475–1519)

Edited by Dinah Birch.

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 101 words.

He joined an expedition from the Caribbean island of Hispaniola to mainland Central America as a stowaway in 1510, and founded at Darién (Panama) the first permanent European settlement in...

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Balboa, Vasco Núñez de (1475–1519)

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 80 words.

(1475–1519)

Spanish explorer. Having settled in the new Spanish colony of Hispaniola in 1501, in 1511

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Balboa, Vasco Nuñez de (1475–1519)

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 491 words.

(1475–1519),

the first European to discover the Pacific Ocean. He first arrived in the New World in 1501

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Vasco Nuñez de Balboa (c. 1475–1519)

Edited by Hugh Rawson and Margaret Miner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 59 words.

One thing I supplicate your majesty: that you will give orders, under a great penalty, that no bachelors of law

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Balboa, Vasco Núñez de (1475–1519) [People]

Andrew Delahunty and Sheila Dignen.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 76 words.

A Spanish explorer who became the first European to sight the Pacific Ocean, in 1513. > Mentioned in the

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Balboa, Vasco Núñez de (<i>c.</i>1475–1517)

Edited by GORDON CAMPBELL.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 354 words.

(c.1475–1517),

Spanish conquistador, born into an impoverished family in Jérez de los Caballeros (Estremadura). In 1500 he

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Balboa, Vasco Núñez de (1475–1519)

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 64 words.

the first European to see the Pacific Ocean. He went to Hispaniola in 1500, and to Darién (Panama) ten

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Balboa (Panama)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 31 words.

Founded in 1914 and named after Vasco Núñez de Balboa (1475–1519), a Spanish conquistador and explorer, who was

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Balboa (Panama)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 31 words.

Founded in 1914 and named after Vasco Núñez de Balboa (1475–1519), a Spanish conquistador and explorer, who was

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Balboa (Panama)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 31 words.

Founded in 1914 and named after Vasco Núñez de Balboa (1475–1519), a Spanish conquistador and explorer, who was

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South Seas

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 111 words.

the old term for the Pacific Ocean. It was given this name by Vasco Nuñez de Balboa in 1513 when,

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Gonzalo Guerrero

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

(late fifteenth century–1536),

Spanish explorer from Palos de la Frontera, Huelva, Spain, who died in Puerto Caballos, Honduras. On 11 January 1511, Vasco Nuñez de Balboa wrote to...

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South Seas

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945) — Maritime History.

The old term for the Pacific Ocean. It was given this name by Vasco Nuñez de Balboa in 1513 when, after sighting the ocean from the top of a mountain range, he reached the coast near Panama...

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Of a ship that was lost on the coast of Tierra Firme: how the Sailors took the Ship's, boat, abandoned the passengers, and were not seen again; how the passengers built a small boat from the Ship's planking; how they reached such a state of starvation that they drew lots to determine who would be eaten; and how the survivors were saved.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo.

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548)

March 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 2202 words.

In 1513, a ship left the harbor of Santo Domingo bound for Darién. This was a city a league from the coast of the Gulf of Urabá in the province called Cemaco only recently won by the...

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Drake, Sir Francis

Norman J. W. Thrower.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making. 847 words.

Drake, Sir Francis (1542 or 1543– January 1595), circumnavigator, was born in Crowndale, near Tavistock, Devonshire, England, the son of Edmund Drake, a sailor, farmer, and preacher, and...

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