Who:John Rolfe

What:One of the early English settlers in North America.

When:1610

Where:Jamestown, Virginia

Why: He experimented with growing tobacco wich evetually became Virgina's first porfitable export. The introduction of tobacco brought the settlers out of the "Starving Time", made Virgina a royal Colony, and provided an economic incentive for further expansion and settlement of the New World. John Rolfe is also known for his marriage to Pocahontas.