Founding Fathers (Civ4Col)

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Here is a complete list of all Founding Fathers in Civilization IV: Colonization.

All Founding Fathers except those in the Political category require a combination of points to recruit. Exploration fathers require both Political points and Exploration points, Religious require Political and Religion points, etc.

Unlike Colonization, fathers are now exclusive, like Great Wonders in Civ games. In other words, if a rival power recruits a certain father, you will not be able get that father.


Image Founding Father Benefits
Samuel Adams (Civ4Col) Samuel Adams Increases Liberty Bell production by the tax rate.
Ben Franklin (Civ4Col) Ben Franklin +3 Liberty Bells per Printing Press and Newspaper.
Patrick Henry (Civ4Col) Patrick Henry +3 Liberty Bells per Town Hall.
Washington Irving (Civ4Col) Washington Irving +1 Liberty Bell per Schoolhouse, +2 Liberty Bells per College, +3 Liberty Bells per University.
John Jay (Civ4Col) John Jay +25% Liberty Bells per settlement.
James Madison (Civ4Col) James Madison 3 Guns per Armory, Magazine, and Arsenal.
Thomas Paine (Civ4Col) Thomas Paine Increases hammer production by the tax rate.
Pocahontas (Civ4Col) Pocahontas Strengthens relations with the natives.
Betsy Ross (Civ4Col) Betsy Ross +3 Cloth from Weaver's House, Weaver's Shop, and Textile Mill.
Alexis de Tocqueville (Civ4Col) Alexis de Tocqueville +50% education in every settlement, +3 Liberty Bells per University.
John Winthrop (Civ4Col) John Winthrop +1 Cross per Town Hall.


Image Founding Father Benefits
Vasco Nunez de Balboa (Civ4Col) Vasco Nunez de Balboa +25% defense per settlement.
Juan de Bermudez (Civ4Col) Juan de Bermudez +1 movement for Caravels, Merchantmen, and Galleons.
Pedro Alvares Cabral (Civ4Col) Pedro Alvares Cabral Sailing to and from Europe takes 50% less time.
Alexander von Humboldt (Civ4Col) Alexander von Humboldt +50% production of College and University.
Juan Ponce de Leon (Civ4Col) Juan Ponce de Leon Twice as likely to receive Treasure from Ancient Ruins.
Lewis and Clark (Civ4Col) Lewis and Clark Pioneers require 50% less Tools, +1 movement for Wagon Trains.
Jacques Marquette (Civ4Col) Jacques Marquette +1 movement for Scouts.
Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada (Civ4Col) Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada Reveals all tiles containing Burial Grounds or Ancient Ruins.
John Smith (Civ4Col) John Smith Native lands cost 50% less to purchase.
Giovanni da Verrazano (Civ4Col) Giovanni da Verrazano Provides 1 Caravel.


Image Founding Father Benefits
William Brewster (Civ4Col) William Brewster Native land costs 25% less to purchase.
Bartolome de las Casas (Civ4Col) Bartolome de las Casas +50% native conversion rate from Missions.
John Harvard (Civ4Col) John Harvard Free Schoolhouse for each settlement.
Nathanial Hawthorne (Civ4Col) Nathanial Hawthorne Provides 3 Elder Statesmen.
Thomas Hooker (Civ4Col) Thomas Hooker Provides 3 Jesuit Missionaries.
Sor Juana (Civ4Col) Sor Juana +3 Crosses per Church and Cathedral.
Gabriel Lallemant (Civ4Col) Gabriel Lallemant +50% production of Church and Cathedral.
Gregorio de Mattos e Guerra (Civ4Col) Gregorio de Mattos e Guerra +2 Liberty Bells per Church, +3 Liberty Bells per Cathedral.
William Penn (Civ4Col) William Penn +3 Crosses per Town Hall, strengthens relations with the natives.
Juan de Sepulveda (Civ4Col) Juan de Sepulveda Provides 2 converted natives.
Roger Williams (Civ4Col) Roger Williams +25% conversion rate from Missions, strengthens relations with the natives.


Image Founding Father Benefits
John Jacob Astor (Civ4Col) John Jacob Astor +50% Furs per settlement.
Lord Baltimore (Civ4Col) Lord Baltimore Increases Cross production by the tax rate.
Alexander Hamilton (Civ4Col) Alexander Hamilton +3 hammers per Town Hall.
Cyrus McCormick (Civ4Col) Cyrus McCormick +1 food on plots with at least 2 food, +50% Sugar per settlement.
Peter Minuit (Civ4Col) Peter Minuit Units cost 25% less to purchase in Europe.
John Rolfe (Civ4Col) John Rolfe +25% Tobacco per settlement.
Adam Smith (Civ4Col) Adam Smith +50% production of Textile Mill, Coat Factory, Rum Factory, and Cigar Factory.
Eli Whitney (Civ4Col) Eli Whitney +50% Cotton per settlement.
Jan de Witt (Civ4Col) Jan de Witt 50% fewer Tools needed to construct buildings.


Image Founding Father Benefits
Ethan Allen (Civ4Col) Ethan Allen Free promotion of Ranger I and Mountaineer I for Gunpowder Units.
Francisco de Coronado (Civ4Col) Francisco de Coronado +1 movement for Dragoons.
Hernan Cortes (Civ4Col) Hernan Cortes Free Stockade for each settlement.
Diego Velazquez de Cuellar (Civ4Col) Diego Velazquez de Cuellar Provides 3 Indentured Servants.
Marquis de La Fayette (Civ4Col) Marquis de La Fayette Increases Gun production by the tax rate.
John Paul Jones (Civ4Col) John Paul Jones Provides 1 Frigate.
Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve (Civ4Col) Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve Free promotion of Formation for Gunpowder Units, +1 movement for converted natives.
Dom Pedro I (Civ4Col) Dom Pedro I +50% Great General emergence, free promotion of Veteran I and Minuteman I for Gunpowder and Mounted Units.
Francisco Pizarro (Civ4Col) Francisco Pizarro Free promotion of Looter for Gunpowder Units.
Chief Powhatan (Civ4Col) Chief Powhatan +50% strength for converted natives.
Hernando de Soto (Civ4Col) Hernando de Soto Free promotion of Grenadier I for Gunpowder Units.
Colonization games [edit]
Original version Sid Meier's Colonization (1994)

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Remake Civilization IV: Colonization (2008)

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Fan created version FreeCol (2003-Present)

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