Leif Ericson

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Leif Ericson

(ˈliːf ˈɛrɪksən)
(Biography) See Ericson


or Er•ics•son

(ˈɛr ɪk sən)

Leif, fl. A.D. c1000, Norse mariner (son of Eric the Red).
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Medieval tales of Lief Eriksson's epic voyage, told in the Vinland Saga, are hazy, but Viking artefacts found in northern Canada hint at an extensive trading network akin to European settlements.