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  • Vasco Nunez de Balboa, a conquistador, was born in 1475 in Jerez de los Caballeros, Spain.
  • He set off to find riches in the new world, using technology like compasses. 
  • He fled and found a colony with colonists that were getting murdered by nearby natives. He had them go with him and he formed a new pueblo called Darién.
  • He explored the South Americas and found the Pacific Ocean, and claimed all its land for Spain.
  • While Balboa was gone King Fernindad elected a new govener who was jealous of Balboa.
  • He was later arrested and then executed after trial based on false accusations of treason.
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