Leif Erikson

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Emma Groeneveld
by Thomas Quine
published on 07 September 2018
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Statue of the Norse Viking Leif Erikson (estimated c. 970-1020 CE) outside Hallgrimskirka in Reykjavik, Iceland. Leif was the son of Erik the Red, founder of the first Norse settlement in Greenland, and is himself often credited with being the first European to set foot on North American soil in Newfoundland, Canada, building the gateway-post of L'Anse aux Meadows there (Leifsbúðir/Straumfjǫrðr in the Vinland Sagas) in the area the Norse called Vinland.

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Quine, T. (2018, September 07). Leif Erikson. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9189/leif-erikson/

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Quine, Thomas. "Leif Erikson." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Sep 2018. Web. 20 Oct 2021.