Pocahontas is famous for saving the life of Captain John Smith, the leader of Jamestown. It helped the survival of Jamestown, the first English settlement in the Americas.
Pocahontas, daughter of the Indian Chief Powhatan. At the age of 11 she saved the life of Captain John Smith, leader of the settlers at Jamestown. When Powhatan was about to kill Smith, Pocahontas begged her father to spare him.
In 1613, Pocahontas met John Rolfe, who she later married in 1614. Pocahontas had a baby named Thomas, and when he was old enough, John Rolfe took his family to England. In 1617, while waiting for a ship back to America, Pocahontas died of smallpox.