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Balboa, Vasco Nunez (Vasco Nez de Balboa)

( Spanish conquistador, discoverer of the Pacific)

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1475 - 1519

Vasco Nunez de Balboa was born in Spain, in the town of Jerez de los Kaballeros in Extremadura. In his youth he led the wild life, as a result of which he was on the island of Hispaniola (now - Haiti). There he received a piece of land, but its economy did not make a large profit, and it caused a lot of debt. Hiding from creditors, Balboa secretly fled, hiding in a barrel on board one of the ships of the expedition of Martin Hernandez Ersiso its way to the Gulf of DariLn.
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