John Smith

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John Smith

An English adventurer and soldier, Born in 1580 in Willoughby, England and one of the founders of the Jamestown, Virginia, settlement.




Personal Life and Adventures

joined volunteers in France who were fighting for Dutch independence from Spain, After two years he worked on a merchant ship. In 1600 he joined Austrian forces. He was finally promoted to Captain while fighting in Hungary. He was fighting in Transylvania two years later in 1602. He actually ended up captured, and sold as a slave to a Turk. This guy sent smith to his girlfriend as a gift , which ended up falling in love with him and sent him to her brother to get trained for Turkish imperial service.

Smith escaped by murdering her brother and returning to Transylvania , he traveled after that and made his stop in England on 1604. Smith has a couple of adventures before he was denied to return to America because of his independent nature and spent the rest of his life writing his memories and advices until his death in 1631 at age 51.

Related to John Smith

Smith was an author and has several published books about his travels.

Facts about john smith

  • In 1614 John Smith made a voyage to Maine and named the region "New England"
  • Smith was captured by French pirates on one of his attempts to sail to Massachusetts
  • On the voyage to Jamestown Smith was arrested, but set free once discovered that he was to be on the council
  • Captain John Smith's parents were farmers