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George Calvert, first Baron Baltimore (1579/8080–1632) by Daniel Mytens, 1627 © reserved

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Calvert, George, first Baron Baltimore (1579/80–1632), courtier and colonist in America, was born in Kiplin in Catterick parish, Yorkshire, the son of Leonard Calvert (b. c.1550) and Alica Crosland (d. early 1580s). He was descended from a Roman Catholic family that had been in ...

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Hendrick [Tiyanoga, Thoyanoguen] (c. 1680–1755), leader of the Mohawk Indians, was born about 1680, the son of a Mohegan father and Mohawk mother. By 1710 he had risen to a position of prominence, holding the rank of sachem among the Mohawk and living in the village of ...

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See Leigh, Charles

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Pocahontas [Matoaka, Amonute; married name Rebecca Rolfe] (c. 1596–1617), Algonquian Indian princess, was the daughter of Chief Powhatan (or Wahunsonacock) (d. 1618) of the Virginia Algonquian nation. Probably named Matoaka at birth, she was a prepubescent youngster and her father's favourite daughter and known as ...

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Pocahontas (c. 1596–1617) by Simon de Passe, 1616 © National Portrait Gallery, London