Leif Ericsson

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Leif Erikson
Viking at MN Capitol.jpg
Statue o Leif near the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, Minnesota, Unitit States
Bornc. 970
Icelandic Commonweel
Diedc. 1020
Greenland
NaitionalityIcelandicNorse
ThriftExplorer
Kent forFirst European in Vinland (Pairt o North Americae; possibly Newfoundland)
Pairtner(s)Thorgunna (c. 999)
ChilderThorgils, Thorkell
RelativesErik the Reid (faither), Þjóðhildur (mither), Thorvald, Thorstein an Freydís (siblings)

Leif Ericsson (/[unsupported input]ˈlf/ LAYF or /ˈlf/ LEEF; Icelandic: Leifur Eiríksson; Norwegian: Leiv Eiriksson c. 970 – c. 1020) wis a Viking explorer frae Norawa. He wis the first European tae veesit North Americae in historical times. He splored the laund aboot the day's Newfundland, Canadae, cryin it Vinland. He wis the son o Eric the Reid (Eiríkr rauði), a Norwegian ootlaw, that wis the son o anither, Thorvald Asvaldsson (Þorvald Ásvaldsson). His mither wis Þjoðhild. His faither haed stairtit twa Norse colonies, the Wastren Settlement and the Eastren Settlement, in Greenland.