Picture Of Vasco Nunez De Balboa Claiming Possession Of The South Sea

Picture Of Vasco Nunez De Balboa Claiming Possession Of The South Sea

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Vasco Núñez de Balboa

History of exploration will not be complete without mention of this famous Spanish explorer and conquistador. Vasco Núñez de Balboa will remain remembered as the first European who successfully reached Pacific Ocean via the Strait of Panama.

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Juan Ponce de Leon

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