Facts about Leif Ericson (c.970 - 1020)
The following Fact File contains fast
information about the life of Leif Ericson.
Interesting facts and an overview and
description of the
life and times and his involvement in the
Exploration and the discovery of the New World
leading to the colonization of America.
1: Why was Leif Ericson famous and what part of
America did he explore? He was a Northman and
Viking, the son of Eric the Red who had founded
a colony in Greenland. Leif Ericson is regarded
as the first European to visit the New World.