George Percy

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Birthday
4, 1580
Birthplace
England
Death Date
1632
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
4, 1580
Birthplace
England
Death Date
1632

About

Late sixteenth and early seventeenth-century English explorer. From 1611 to 1612, he served as the governor of the Virginia Colony.

Before Fame

After graduating from Oxford University, he fought in the Dutch Revolt and also served in the Irish military.

Trivia

He was among the first English colonists to travel to the Jamestown Colony in Virginia, and he suffered through the colony's 1609 to 1610 winter "Starving Time."

Family Life

He grew up in England as the son of Lady Catherine Neville and Earl Henry Percy of Northumberland. His marriage to Anne Floyd produced one daughter.

Associated With

When Virginia Colony President John Smith returned to England, Percy presided over the colony.