What is Pocahontas most famous for?

Pocahontas was a Powhatan Native American woman, born around 1595, known for her involvement with English colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. In a well-known historical anecdote, she saved the life of Englishman John Smith, by placing her head upon his own at the moment of his execution.
A.

What is the real name of Pocahontas?

Matoaka
  • What killed Pocahontas?

    It is not known what caused her death, but theories range from pneumonia, smallpox, and tuberculosis to her having been poisoned. According to Rolfe, she died saying, "all must die, but tis enough that her child liveth". Pocahontas' funeral took place on March 21, 1617, in the parish of Saint George's, Gravesend.
  • Who was Pocahontas and why is she important?

    Pocahontas was the daughter of Powhatan, an important chief of the Algonquian Indians (the Powhatans) who lived in the Virginia region. Her real name was "Matoaka." "Pocahontas" was a nickname meaning "playful" or "mischievous one." Pocahontas is most famous for reportedly saving the life of English Captain John Smith.
  • Is Pocahontas a princess?

    The character and the events she goes through are loosely based on the actual historical figure Pocahontas. Pocahontas, as the daughter of a Native American paramount chief of the Powhatan paramountcy, is the first American Disney Princess. Pocahontas is also the first Disney Princess to have two love interests.
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How old was the real Pocahontas when she got married?

37 years
1585–1622
  • What killed Pocahontas?

    It is not known what caused her death, but theories range from pneumonia, smallpox, and tuberculosis to her having been poisoned. According to Rolfe, she died saying, "all must die, but tis enough that her child liveth". Pocahontas' funeral took place on March 21, 1617, in the parish of Saint George's, Gravesend.
  • Is Disney's Pocahontas a princess?

    The character and the events she goes through are loosely based on the actual historical figure Pocahontas. Pocahontas, as the daughter of a Native American paramount chief of the Powhatan paramountcy, is the first American Disney Princess. Pocahontas is also the first Disney Princess to have two love interests.
  • How old is Disney's Moana?

    Both Moana and Cravalho will be 16 when the film is released. Cravalho recorded the voice of Moana when she was 14 years old. But as timing would have it, Cravalho will be celebrating her sweet 16 this month.
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Who did Pocahontas married?

John Rolfe
m. 1614–1617
  • Who established the town of Werowocomoco?

    Werowocomoco was a village that served as the headquarters of the Powhatan, a Virginia Algonquian political and spiritual leader when the English founded Jamestown in 1607. The name Werowocomoco comes from the Powhatan werowans (weroance), meaning "leader" in English; and komakah (-comoco), "settlement".
  • Who was kocoum?

    Source Kocoum is a supporting character in Disney's 1995 film Pocahontas. He is the Native American warrior who was supposed to marry Pocahontas and become the next Powhatan Chief.
  • Is Pixar still owned by Disney?

    The Walt Disney Company owns Pixar. It also owns Walt Disney Animation Studios. Those are two separate companies, each owned by the same parent company. Before 2006, when Disney bought Pixar, they were entirely independent.

Updated: 2nd October 2019

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