English soldier, author, and explorer who was credited with the establishment of the first English settlement in North America.He trained settlers to farm and survive in the very first English colony in North America: Jamestown.He was portrayed by Colin Farrell in the 2005 film The New World.BEFORE FAME
He left home at age sixteen and became a sailor, and later served as a mercenary to Henry IV of France.PERSONAL LIFE
His father's death inspired him to leave home as a teenager to pursue a sailor's life.Historical Events in the Life of John Smith
1607-5-13 English colonists, led by John Smith, land near James River in Virginia
1608-8-13 John Smith's story of Jamestown's first days submitted for publication
1608-9-10 John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va
Explorer John Smith were born on Tuesday, in a leap year, birthstone is Garnet, the seaon was Winter in the Chinese year of , it is 353 days until John Smith next birthday.