Why was Christopher Newport famous?

Answer Christopher Newport (1561--1618) is known as one of the founders of Jamestown, the first permanent settlement for the British in the New World. Today, Newport has a university named for him in Virg... Read More »

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When did Christopher Newport die?

Christopher Newport died in 1617. Newport was an English explorer and ship captain who helped bring the first settlers from England to what eventually became the Jamestown, Virginia settlement in t... Read More »

How did Christopher Newport get his hand cut off?

Christopher Newport (1561-1618) was a British sailor. He is best known for being the captain of one of the ships that brought settlers to Jamestown. He is also famous for losing one of his hands at... Read More »

When was Christopher Newport born?

Christopher Newport, the captain of one of the three ships to land at Jamestown, Virginia in 1607, was born in London, England in 1561. He was later shipwrecked on Bermuda during a hurricane and be... Read More »

Why did Christopher Newport want to explore?

Little evidence of the personal goals of 17th Century explorer Christopher Newport have been found, according to The Mariner's Museum. Evidence of the aims of his explorations are known through the... Read More »