Leifr Eiríksson

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Leif Ericson (Old Norse: Leifr Eiríksson)(c. 970 – c. 1020) was a Norse explorer thought to be the first European to have landed in North America. According to the Norse sagas he established a Norse settlement at Vinland, which has been tentatively identified with the L'Anse aux Meadows site in Newfoundland, Canada.