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Eriksson

(ˈɛrɪksən)
n
(Biography) Sven-Goran (ˈsfɛnˈɡɜːrən). born 1948, Swedish football manager; honours as a club manager include the UEFA Cup (1982) with Gothenburg, three Portuguese league titles with Benfica (1983, 1984, 1990), and the Italian league with Lazio (2000); head coach of the England national team (2001–06)
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Or, more intriguingly, there now seems little doubt that Leif Ericsson and the Vikings reached North America in 1000 CE.
The Two Florida Brothers, who unknowlingly fulfilled the legend of Leif Ericsson and his brother Thorwald have also become known as The Last Vikings, are preparing to break the world, speed record for circumnavigation to demonstrate additional fuel saving hull technology Ralph has developed and to continue his goal of using publicity to raise capital for wounded heroes in honor of Sgt John Harvey, Cpl George Holmes, and SSgt Dewey Johnson.
It was in that same spirit that Leif Ericsson named an icey island to which he wished to attract settlers as Greenland.
LEIF ERICSSON, HIS RELATIVES, AND OTHER GREENLANDERS USED THE AREA, NOW CALLED L'ANSE AUX MEADOWS, FOR TEN YEARS.
The main character is a young adolescent named Finn who tells of stowing away on board Leif Ericsson's boat, the Sea Sword, that was voyaging to the lands to the west where Finn's father and his ship had disappeared.