c. 970-c. 1020
Half a millennium before Christopher Columbus's ships landed in the New World, Leif Eriksson and his crew of Vikings became the first Europeans t...
Born late 970s, Iceland Died 1020, Greenland
The most reliable evidence of Leif Eriksson’s exploration of North America remains the sagas written almost 200 years after the event...
The Norse mariner and adventurer Leif Ericson (971-ca. 1015) was the first Norseman to seek out the coast of North America. He introduced Christianity into Greenland.Leif Ericson was born in Iceland, ...