Captain John smith was more important to the success of Virginia by 1630 then John Rolfe.. Like many famous heroes, John Smith was feisty, abrasive, self-promoting, and ambitious. He was an experienced soldier and adventurer, the man who boldly went out and got things done. If not for him, the colony may have failed at the start.
John Rolfe is best successful for having introduced tobacco as a commercial crop to Virginia colonists.
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efforts to promote Jamestown (or Virginia Company) in England, producing numerous narratives and maps of the new colony.
Captain John Smith was indeed more successful then John Rolfe, not because of his leadership but his bravery. Virginia would not go anywhere if Captain John Smith did stood up for himself and others to save the colonist during the years of the settlement. A successful hero to be remember of the finding of Virginia.