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jun 30, 1000 - Leif Ericson

Description:

Voyager: Lief Ericson

Year Voyage Began: His voyage began 999 AD

Country of Origin: Iceland

Financed by: King Olaf Tryggvason

Motivation: His motivation was to spread Christianity to Greenland

Where did he go?: He traveled from Greenland to Norway and on his way back to Greenland he was blown off course and landed Vinland.

Accomplishments: Ericson sailed off course on his way back to Greenland and landed on the North American continent, where he explored a region he called Vinland.

Interesting fact: Lief's sister was a murderer

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Date:

jun 30, 1000
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~ 1018 years ago
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