John Paul Jones was a Scottish sailor who fought on the side of the colonies during the American Revolution. Jones began his career working on slave ships, but found the business not to his taste. He was able to secure himself a high ranking position on a West Indian trading ship, but his reputation was permanently tarnished when he flogged to death one of his own crewmembers. He fled to America, where he became the first Lieutenant of the United States Navy. His valorous efforts during the war, including the capture of the HMS Drake and victory over the HMS Serapis made him a figure of much renown in the United States. With the completion of the war, Jones traveled to Russia, leading Russian naval engagements against the Ottoman Empire before being recalled due to political intrigues. Jones died in Paris, having been knighted by the King of France for his fearless leadership during the American Revolution.
|Civilization IV: Colonization Founding Fathers|
Vasco Nunez de Balboa • Juan de Bermudez • Pedro Alvares Cabral • Alexander von Humboldt • Juan Ponce de Leon • Lewis and Clark • Jacques Marquette • Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada • John Smith • Giovanni da Verrazano
William Brewster • Bartolome de las Casas • John Harvard • Nathanial Hawthorne • Thomas Hooker • Sor Juana • Gabriel Lallemant • Gregorio de Mattos e Guerra • William Penn • Juan de Sepulveda • Roger Williams
Ethan Allen • Francisco de Coronado • Hernan Cortes • Diego Velazquez de Cuellar • Marquis de La Fayette • John Paul Jones • Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve • Dom Pedro I • Francisco Pizarro • Chief Powhatan • Hernando de Soto