Icelandic: Leifur Eiríksson, Norwegian: Leiv Eiriksson, Norse, Old: Leifr Eiríksson
|Also Known As:||"Leif Erikson", "Leif Ericson", "ericson", "Leiv", "Eiriksson", "Leifr", "Eiríksson", "ericksson"|
|Death:||Died in Greenland|
Son of Erik the Red and Thjodhild Jörundsdóttir
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About Leif "the Lucky" Eriksson
Leif Erikson was born about 970 most likely on the Breiðafjörður, Iceland as the son of Erik Thorvaldsson and Thjodhild Jørundsdottir and died in Greenland about 1020. He was known by the nickname Leif the Lucky.
Leif is best remembered as the first European to land in North America and to a lesser extent for introducing Christianity to Greenland.
Erik Thorvaldsson (c. 940 Norway - c. 1002 Greenland), Thjodhild Jørundsdottir (c. 940 Iceland – aft. 1000 Greenland).
- 999 in the Hebrides with Thorgunna.
- c. 999 with Unknown.
Children of Leif and Thorgunna:
- Thorgils Leifsson (1000 The Hebrides – aft. 1020)
Children of Lief andUnknown:
- Thorkell Leifsson (c.999 – aft. 1020)
- The Saga of Erik the Red in various languages including Old Norse.
- The Book of Settlements: Landnámabók
- English Wikipedia