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Balboa, Vasco Núñez de (1475–1519)

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright

in A Dictionary of World History

Third edition

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199685691
Published online July 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191765728
Balboa, Vasco Núñez de (1475–1519)

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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 colony in Darien and continued to make expeditions into the surrounding areas. In ...

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