It's more fun to be a Viking than to join the navy
Son of Erik the Red and first known European to land on North America, 500 years before Christopher Columbus. Established the settlement of Vinland, tentatively identified as Norse L'Anse aux Meadows, on north tip of Newfoundland in modern-day Canada.
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Wikipedia - The Saga of Erik the Red and Saga of the Greenlanders, both thought to have been written around 1200, contain different accounts of the voyages to Vinland. The only two known strictly historical mentions of Vinland are found in the work of Adam of Bremen c. 1075 and in the Book of Icelanders compiled c. 1122 by Ari the Wise. According to the Saga of Erik the Red, Leif apparently saw Vinland for the first time after being blown off course on his way to introduce Christianity to Greenland. (mysterious ways)
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