Leif Ericsson

(c. 970—1020)

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First explorer of Vinland c.1000. In Eirik the Red’s Saga, he discovers Vinland while on a mission to convert Greenland to Christianity. In the Saga of the Greenlanders, he retraces the route of Bjarni Herjólfsson and names Vinland.


Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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