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Balboa, Vasco Núñez de

Line breaks: Vasco Núñez de Bal¦boa
Pronunciation: /balˈbəʊə
 
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Definition of Balboa, Vasco Núñez de in English:

( 1475–1519), Spanish explorer. In 1513 he reached the western coast of the isthmus of Darien (Panama), thereby becoming the first European to see the eastern shores of the Pacific Ocean.

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