Leif Ericson Explorer
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.
Fact 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.