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About John Smith
English explorer and soldier, Captain John Smith went on his first sea voyage at 16 years old. He served as a soldier who fought against the Spaniards and Ottoman Turks in separate wars. He is remembered best for contributing immensely in the establishment of Virginia’s Jamestown as a British colony.
He lost his father shortly before he set off on his first expedition.
He was also an author, who wrote about his journeys and the things happening around him. His most popular books include “The General Histoire of Virginia, New England and the Summer Isles” and “A True Relation of Virginia”.
He has been fictionalized in pop culture through the animated film, “Pocahontas” and the novel, “Chesapeake”.
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John Smith's Popularity
John Smith was a famous English explorer and soldier, who was born on January 1, 1580. As a person born on this date, John Smith is listed in our database as the 11th most popular celebrity for the day (January 1).
People born on January 1 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. John Smith is the 380th most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to John Smith's birthday, John Smith is the 479th most famous English.
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