Eric the Red

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Er·ic the Red

 (ĕr′ĭk) fl. tenth century.
Norwegian navigator who explored and named Greenland and founded its first Norse settlement (c. 985).
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Eric the Red

(Biography) ?940–?1010 ad, Norse navigator: discovered and colonized Greenland; father of Leif Ericson
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Er′ic the Red′

(ˈɛr ɪk)
born A.D. c950, Norse mariner: explorer and colonizer of Greenland c985.
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