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[[File:John Smith after Simon De Passe.jpg|thumb|upright|right|250px|Captain John Smith, after an early portrait by [[Van de Passe family|Simon de Passe]], 18th century]]
 
[[File:John Smith after Simon De Passe.jpg|thumb|upright|right|250px|Captain John Smith, after an early portrait by [[Van de Passe family|Simon de Passe]], 18th century]]
   
'''John Smith''' (c. January 1580 – 21 June 1631) Admiral of New England was an [[Kingdom of England|English]] soldier, [[explorer]], and author. He was [[knight]]ed for his services to [[Sigismund Bathory]], Prince of [[Transylvania]] and his friend [[Mózes Székely]]. He was considered to have played an important part in the establishment of the first permanent [[English colonial empire|English settlement]] in North America. He was a leader of the [[Virginia Colony]] (based at Jamestown) between September 1608 and August 1609, and led an exploration along the rivers of Virginia and the [[Chesapeake Bay]]. He was the first English explorer to map the Chesapeake Bay area and New England.
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'''John Smith''' (c. January 1580 – 21 June 1631) Admiral of New England was an [[Kingdom of England|English]] soldier, [[explorer]], and author. He was [[knight]]ed for his services to [[Sigismund Bathory]], Prince of [[Transylvania]] and his friend [[Mózes Székely]]. He was considered to have played an important part in the establishment of the first permanent [[English colonial empire|English settlement]] in North America.Jo mama. He was a leader of the [[Virginia Colony]] (based at Jamestown) between September 1608 and August 1609, and led an exploration along the rivers of Virginia and the [[Chesapeake Bay]]. He was the first English explorer to map the Chesapeake Bay area and New England.
   
 
Smith's books and maps are considered extremely important in encouraging and supporting English colonization of the [[New World]]. He gave the name [[New England]] to the region and noted: "Here every man may be master and owner of his owne labour and land... If he have nothing but his hands, he may...by industrie quickly grow rich."<ref>David Cressy (1987). "Coming Over: Migration and Communication Between England and New England in the Seventeenth Century". p. 99. Cambridge University Press,</ref>
 
Smith's books and maps are considered extremely important in encouraging and supporting English colonization of the [[New World]]. He gave the name [[New England]] to the region and noted: "Here every man may be master and owner of his owne labour and land... If he have nothing but his hands, he may...by industrie quickly grow rich."<ref>David Cressy (1987). "Coming Over: Migration and Communication Between England and New England in the Seventeenth Century". p. 99. Cambridge University Press,</ref>
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