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  • It's a beautiful baby boy!
  • Please note that Vasco Núñez de Balboa was not born on a field.
  • Vasco Núñez de Balboa was born in Jerez de los Caballeros, Spain. Although the exact date of his birth is unknown, we do know that the year he was born is believed to be 1475
  • Sir wait! You almost forgot something!
  • Not much is known about Vasco Nunez de Balboas childhood, but we do know that he did serve as a squire for The lord of Moguer Don Pedro de Portocarrero.
  • This will look good on my application!
  • After his plan to be a pig farmer failed, he decided to drop all of his creditors and go on a voyage to the coastal areas of Uraba. The voyage, which was meant to rescue settlers from the area, turned out to be very important voyage for his career.  
  • "However you might feel about the accomplishments of Vasco Nunez de Balboa, there is no question that he overcame a number of hardships. Due to strikes by natives, the Panama Canal was closed to travelers, at the time of Balboa’s expedition. Not to be deterred, Balboa and his fellow explorers opted to utilize a far less established, considerably more dangerous land route."
  • "Widely regarded as his greatest accomplishment, Balboa didn’t really “discover” the Pacific Ocean, as some people have suggested he did. What he actually did was become the first European to see this ocean at all. In this sense, and in terms of what it meant for him to arrive at this ocean, you can certainly make a case that he “discovered” the Pacific Ocean for Spain, his fellow Europeans, and for generations to come."
  • Not only do I know that the Pacific ocean is real because I can see it with my eyes, but I also know which direction would be the most logical.
  • Since he had mapped the Pacific, it had made life easier for many people. Now they knew what was out there and that the ocean was easier to navigate.
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