Leif Ericson?

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Leif Ericson was a Scandinavian explorer and the son of Eric the Red. He is widely recognised as the first European man to set foot in North America about 500 years before Christopher Columbus. He is said to have discovered North America, specifically Canada, as he was looking for the land West of Greenland.
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Leif Ericson
Born: circa 970
Birthplace: Iceland
Died: circa 1020
Leif Ericson was a Norse explorer widely believed to be the first European to land in North America. According to the Sagas of the Icelanders, he founded a Norse settlement in Newfoundland in modern-day Canada.
Leif Ericson was a Norse explorer who is regarded as the first European to land in North America nearly 500 years before Christopher Columbus. According to the Sagas of Icelanders, he established a Norse settlement at Vinland. This has been tentatively identified with the L'Anse aux Meadows Norse site on the northern tip of the island of Newfoundland in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
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Leif Ericson was a Norse explorer that lived between 970 and 1020. He is credited with being the first European to land in the New World, about 500 years before Columbus.
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He was a norse mariner born in Iceland and later moved to Greenland.
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Leiv Eiriksson, became the first European to set foot on the shores of North America. ChaCha!
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No country paid for his expeditions. He supplied his own ship and supplies.
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