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John Smith (1580-1631) English colonist and adventurer who sailed for Virginia in 1606. Based at Jamestown, he mapped Virginia. Taken prisoner by the Native American chief Powhatan, according to legend his life was saved by Powhatan's daughter Pocahontas (c1595-1617). Portrait engraving from his map of Virginia (1612).

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John Smith (1580-1631) English colonist and adventurer who sailed for Virginia in 1606. Based at Jamestown, he mapped Virginia.  Taken prisoner by the Native American chief Powhatan, according to legend his life was saved by Powhatan's daughter Pocahontas (c1595-1617). Portrait engraving from his map of Virginia (1612).