[2015] Theresia Morth: Leif Eriksson

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[2015] Theresia Morth: Leif Eriksson

Leif Eriksson

Son of Erik the Red, the founder of Greenland. He was known as "Leif the Lucky". He was expelled from Icleand around A.D. 980, so he established a settlement in Greenland.

Around A.D. 1000, Eriksson sailed to Norway and ws conerted into Christanity.He landed on the North American continent and explored the area he called Vinland. After he spent a winter in Vinland he sailed back to Greenlan and never returned to the North American shores.

The Discovery

In the beginning of the 19th century, Leif Eriksson was celebrated as the first European explorer of the New World.October 9th is Leif Eriksson Day.


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