Leif Ericson

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Leif Ericson

(ˈliːf ˈɛrɪksən)
(Biography) See Ericson
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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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According to this source, the son of Erik the Red, Leifr Eiriksson, was on his way as a missionary to Greenland at the behest of King Olafr Tryggvason, but got lost along the way.
Leifr Eiriksson then went on an expedition to seek the lands that Bjarni had found.
In fact, the only obvious signs of influence are the name given to the attempted Icelandic settlement in Nova Scotia known as the Mooseland Heights, but which the Western Icelanders called Markland, the name given by Leifr Eiriksson to the second land he sighted on his exploratory voyage, and the general preoccupation with the birth of the first white child, Jon Johannesson, upon the Western Icelanders' arrival in New Iceland (Kristjanson 34; Lindal 1967 119; Simundsson 35; cf.