Vasco Nunez de Balboa


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Vasco Nunez de Balboa - Spanish explorer who in 1513 crossed the Isthmus of Darien and became the first European to see the eastern shores of the Pacific Ocean (1475-1519)Vasco Nunez de Balboa - Spanish explorer who in 1513 crossed the Isthmus of Darien and became the first European to see the eastern shores of the Pacific Ocean (1475-1519)
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
from the Union for Experimenting Colleges (now in the formation of the Union Institute & University), he served as Panama's Ambassador the Organization of American States, Panama's ambassador to the United Nations, and is the recipient of the Order of Vasco Nunez de Balboa, an award awarded for distinguished diplomatic services and contributions to international relations between Panama and other states.
214: 1513: "Vasco Nunez de Balboa es el primer Europeo en describir el Mar del Sur ...".
The main purpose of his expedition is the commemoration of the fifth centennial of the European discovery of Florida by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon in 1513, as well as celebrating the fifth centennial of the European discovery of the Pacific Ocean by Spanish adventurer Vasco Nunez de Balboa (in 1513).
In 1513, Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Panama and sighted the Pacific Ocean.
His name was Vasco Nunez de Balboa. He was the first European to see the Pacific.
Supreme Foodservice completed the delivery to USS Gary (FFG 51) as the ship was berthed in Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Panama.
In 1967, she received First Prize at the XII National Painting Competition in San Salvador, and in 1983 she was awarded the Order of Vasco Nunez de Balboa for her contributions to Panamanian culture.