There are many important people in Virginia’s history, and John Smith is one of them. He is famous for many things, like establishing Jamestown. He played a very important role in Virginia’s history.
He was born January 1580, Lincolnshire, England. He was baptized on January 6, 1580. He has no siblings, but George Smith & Alice Smith are his parents. He was educated at King Edward VI Grammar School. When his father died, Smith left home at the age of sixteen and set off to sea. His page was a 12-year-old boy named Samuel Collier.
Smith is said to have beheaded three Turkish foes. One of his most famous achievements was colonizing Jamestown, and helped it, and the settlers, survive. He also took the King of Pamunkey prisoner in 1624. He died on June 21, 1631. He has many other achievements.
He may be famous for his “Who does not eat, shall not work” policy. He also traded with the Powhatan, which, ended up a disaster. If he wasn’t the leader of Jamestown, everything would’ve gone downhill!
Another photo of Jamestown. (The gates)