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Leif Ericson

(ˈliːf ˈɛrɪksən)
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or Er•ics•son

(ˈɛr ɪk sən)

Leif, fl. A.D. c1000, Norse mariner (son of Eric the Red).
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That distinction is generally given to the Norse Viking Leif Eriksson, who is believed to have landed in present-day Newfoundland almost five centuries before Columbus set sail.
The Vikings: Leif Eriksson, credited as the first European to land in America, also helped settle Greenland-back when it was greener.
It begins with the remarkable adventures of ancient explorers Pytheas and Leif Eriksson, and then looks at the fascinating exploits of medieval explorers like Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus and Magellan.
Richie goes on to relate an utterly fallacious story, in which the stone is replaced by a large statue of Leif Eriksson on a horse, sword in the air--except that on "Protestant Day" they discover that someone has sawed off the sword and "cemented a bottle of Pabst Blue Ribbon into old Leif's hand" (138).
2 ICELANDIC Viking Leif Eriksson was the first European to set foot on the American continent around the year 1000.
The book begins by examining the paths of early explorers from 2500BC onwards through to AD1000 when Leif Eriksson reached the American continent.
Among them, according to the office of the Royal Norwegian Consulate General, are Rolf Stang's one-man Ibsen: The Quiet Eye of the Hurricane at Bay Ridge in Brooklyn's Leif Eriksson Park in May; David Greenwood's new version of Little Eyolf at Center for Remembering and Sharing through May 7; and Ibsen/Fosse 2006, a double bill, running August through September at 59E59 Theaters, of Ibsen's Rosmersholm and Jon Fosse's deathvariations.
2 Leif Eriksson Legend states that Eriksson served King Olav I of Norway and in the year 1000 sailed back to Greenland for the purpose of introducing Christianity.
It wasn't a lack of navigational acumen -there are many who think that Leif Eriksson was the first man to traverse the Atlantic and ``discover'' America.