Mar 13, 1475
Period: Mar 13, 1475 to Mar 13, 1519
Explorer TimelineThe Life of Vasco Núñez de Balboa
Mar 13, 1500
First ExhibitionBalboa sailed with Rodrigo de Bastidas from Spain to Colombia, to South America.
May 25, 1500
Stuck on HispaniolaThe ship Balboa was on sunk on the coast of Hispaniola. Becuase Balboa was in debt and didn't have the money to pay the debt off, he was stuck on Hispaniola for the law said he couldn't leave until he paid off the debt.
Oct 14, 1510
StowawayBalboa and his war dog Leoncico stowed away on a boat going from Santo Domingo to San Sebastian.
Feb 15, 1511
Feb 7, 1512
Governor BalboaShortly after he founded the first European settlement in South America, Balboa became the governor of Darien, a part of what is now Panama
Aug 15, 1512
A Bad Day For BalboaBalboa asked the king for 1,000 men to come on an exhibition to discover the Other Sea. An enemy of Balboa, Lawyer Enciso who returned to Spain, convinced King Ferdinand that Balboa sent the old governor of Darien, Nicuesa, out to sea in a leaky boat to drown. The king belived Enciso and wouldn't gives Balboa the requested troops. Instead, he planned to send a new governor to take over Balboa's job.
Mar 13, 1513
Traveling to The Other SeaSince the king wouldn't send Balboa men, Balboa set out with 190 of his own men to find the Other Sea(now the Pacific). Balboa thought that if he found the Other Sea the King would keep him as governor of Darien.
Jun 13, 1513
The Other SeaBalboa is the first European to see the Western part of the Pacific Ocean. He claims the ocean for Spain.
Mar 13, 1519
DeathBalboa was accused of treason against Spain although he had been loyal to Spain his whole life. He was publicly beheaded.