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Balboa ___A brief biography, his discoveries, his major accomplishment and a map. - Illustrated - From ThinkQuest - http://library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/balboa.htm

Balboa and the Castle of Gold __ "Accounts of the newly discovered country, and the samples of gold having in due time reached the court of Spain, the fanciful name of Castilla del Oro, or Castle of Gold was conferred upon all that region extending from Cape Gracias á Dios, to the Gulf of Urabá,... "  A long article about Balboa and his accomplishments. - From czbrats.com - http://www.czbrats.com/MiNombre/Paniguana/castle.htm

Balboa Reaches Pacific: 1513 __ A brief overview covering the major points of his life. - From David W. Koeller - http://www.thenagain.info/WebChron/Americas/Balboa.html 

CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Vasco Nunez de Balboa __ "Discoverer of the Pacific Ocean from the west coast of Central America, born in Spain, 1475, either at Badajoz or at Jerez de los Caballeros; died at Darien, 1517."  Good look plus text links to related or more detailed materials. - From Newadvent.com - http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02216c.htm 

 

Discoverers Web: Balboa __ "Balboa sailed to Hispaniola in 1501 on an expedition under Rodrigo de Bastidas and Juan de la Cosa. During this voyage they crossed the Gulf of Urabá (on the coast of present-day Columbia) [sic], and saw the indian village of Darién in present-day Panama."  A good overview. - From Discoverers Web - http://www.win.tue.nl/~engels/discovery/balboa.html 

Discovery of Pacific by Balboa ___Read what Spanish poet and author Manuel Jose Quintana had to say about Balboa's journey across Panama to claim the Pacific Ocean for his Castilian king. Unlike more modern accounts, Quintana didn't leave out the slaughter of hundreds of natives. - Text only - From MultiEducator, Inc - http://www.multied.com/documents/Balboa.html

Vasco Núñez de Balboa __ A brief look at life and accomplishments. - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0805858.html

Vasco Nunez de Balboa __ "Interesting Picture, Timeline, Facts and information about Vasco Nunez de Balboa"  A lot of information found here including biography, travels, and more. - illustrated - From elizabethan-era.org.uk - http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/vasco-nunez-de-balboa.htm


 

Vasco Núñez de Balboa __ "In Hispaniola Balboa settled down as a planter and pig farmer. He accumulated many debts in his nine years there, and in order to escape from his creditors, stowed away on a supply ship headed for San Sebastián on the Gulf of Urabá, hidden in a cask with his beloved pet dog."  And that is only part of the story.  You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasco_N%C3%BA%C3%B1ez_de_Balboa 

Vasco Nuñez de Balboa __ "This is a series of pages that tell the story of Vasco Nuñez de Balboa of Spain, his early years and colonization of Panama and Antigua. It tells of his discovery of the Pacific Ocean, and his eventual beheading by Pedraias." - illustrated - From Bruce C. Ruiz - http://www.bruce.ruiz.net/PanamaHistory/balboa.htm 

Vasco Núñez de Balboa __ A biographical sketch. - illustrated - From virtualology.com - http://www.virtualology.com/virtualmuseumofhistory/hallofexplorers/VASCONUNEZDEBALBOA.COM/

Vasco Nunez de Balboa: Explorer __ A look at the life and accomplishments of Balboa for the younger student. - From enchantedlearning.com - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/b/balboa.shtml   

 

 

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