Leif Erikson

Leif Erikson (abt. 0970 - 1020)

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Leif Erikson aka Eriksson
Born about in Icelandmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
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[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Greenlandmap
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Biography

Leif was a Norse explorer regarded as the first European to land in North America (excluding Greenland), nearly 500 years before Christopher Columbus. He was born the son of mother Thjóðhildr and father Erik the Red, an explorer and outlaw from Western Norway. He was the grandson of Thorvaldr Ásvaldsson. Leif had two known sons: Thorgils, born to noblewoman Thorgunna in the Hebrides; and Thorkell, who succeeded him as chieftain of the Greenland settlement.

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Leifur "heppni" Eiríksson ; Went to Greenland with his father 986, Discovered America first of nordic settlers. Literature source: Landnáma, Þórarins þáttur Nefjólfssonar (fyrri), ÍÆ.V.431(viðb.), Eiríks saga rauða

  • Fæddur á Eiríksstöðum í Haukadal (940)

Látinn um 1020 Fór til Grænlands 986, bjó í Brattahlíð við Eiríksfjörð. Fann Ameríku fyrstur norrænna manna. . Heimildir: Landnáma, Þórarins þáttur Nefjólfssonar (fyrri), ÍÆ.V.431(viðb.), Eiríks saga rauða



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On 14 Sep 2016 at 07:13 GMT Sunny (Trimbee) Clark wrote:

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On 14 Sep 2016 at 07:13 GMT Sunny (Trimbee) Clark wrote:

Erikson-94 and Eiríksson-46 appear to represent the same person because: One of the birth years is off, but same Notable.



Leif is 53 degrees from Rosa Parks, 48 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 38 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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