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de Balboa, Vasco Núñez

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

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Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780198609810
Published online January 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191727047
de Balboa, Vasco Núñez

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(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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Subjects: History of English

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