40 Disney Princess secrets revealed

Here are lesser-known Disney Princess facts that only hardcore fans know

#23 Pocahontas is based on a real person

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Unlike the other Disney princesses, Pocahontas is loosely based on an actual historical figure of the same name. The real Pocahontas was the daughter of Powhatan living in Tsenacommacah, the area encompassing all of Tidewater region of Virginia. Captured and held for ransom by the colonists in 1613, she was encouraged to convert to Christianity and was baptized under the name Rebecca. Though Pocahontas didn’t tie the knot with John Rolfe in the second Pocahontas movie, the real Pocahontas married the real John Rolfe in 1614, and gave birth to a child, Thomas Rolfe, a year later.