When did Pocahontas catch smallpox?

Answer Pocanontas died on March 21, 1617. Contemporaneous documents are not clear as to whether she died of Small Pox or some other infection. Small Pox virus has an incubation period of twelve days. If t... Read More »

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Who discovered smallpox and when?

The first known cases of smallpox go back to 1350 BC and the disease has been known for a very long time. Dr. Campbell identified how smallpox is spread. Edward Jenner is credited with developing t... Read More »

How old was Pocahontas when she died?

The exact date of Pocahontas' birth is unknown, but is estimated as 1595. The date of her death is well documented as March 21, 1617. This places Pocohantas at the age of 11 or 12 at the time of he... Read More »

When did they stop giving the smallpox vaccine?

THE END OF ROUTINE ": (, , ) % %; ---: --; ---: --; ----: --" color="#CC0000">SMALLPOX VACCINATION IN THE UNITED STATES ==C. Henry Kempe M.D.11 Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado, ... Read More »

When did Pocahontas meet John Smith?

Matoaka, better known as Pocahontas ("Little Wanton"), and Captain John Smith met in December, 1607, when Pocahontas threw herself over Smith to protect him from execution, probably as part of a ri... Read More »