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Richard Hakluyt, the younger (1552-1616) was an English clergyman, geographer, and advocate of expansion. About 1579, he began urging the English to challenge Spain's domination over the western he...
Powhatan (unknown-1618) was a Pamunkey Indian chief and the father of Pocahontas. He was also the leader of the confederation of Chesapeake tribes surrounding the English settlement at Jamestown. T...
Pocahontas (ca. 1596-1617) was the daughter of Powhatan, the Pamunkey chief who ruled the confederation of Indian tribes surrounding Jamestown, and the wife of John Rolfe, a Jamestown settler. John...
John Smith (1579-1631) was an English soldier and adventurer, and Jamestown's most important figure during the colony's first two years.Born in England, Smith briefly served an apprenticeship with...
John Rolfe (1585-1622) introduced tobacco to Jamestown and married Pocahontas, the daughter of the Algonquin chief, Powhatan. He was born in England and migrated to the Virginia colony in 1610. His...
William Berkeley (1606-1677) was the governor of Virginia from 1642 to 1652 and again from 1660 to 1677. Born in England, educated at Oxford, and knighted by Charles I in 1639, he was Virginia's mo...
Nathaniel Bacon (ca. 1640-1676) was a Virginia planter and the leader of the insurrection against Virginia Governor William Berkeley subsequently labeled Bacon's Rebellion. He was born in England,...
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