When did Leif Erikson discover America?

Answer Leif Erikson discovered North America in the year A.D. 1000. Erikson was the first European to set foot on the continent when he landed in parts of Baffin Island, Labrador and Newfoundland in what ... Read More »

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What did Leif Erikson discover?

Leif Erikson was the first person to discover North America. He arrived on the shores of Northwestern America in the year 1000, preceding Christopher Columbus by almost 500 years. Erikson and his m... Read More »

When did Leif Erikson find America?

Norse explorer Leif Erikson landed on North American soil in the year 1001 A.D. He and his Viking crew explored the northeastern coast of Canada, the area of modern day Newfoundland. Yet the few Vi... Read More »

What country did Leif Erikson sail for?

Leif Erikson sailed on behalf of Norway in the 11th century. While originally in search of Greenland, he is said to be the first European to land in North America. He first arrived in Newfoundland ... Read More »

What did Leif Eriksson discover?

Some experts believe that the Scandinavian Leif Eriksson sailed to the shores of Baffin Island, then possibly to Labrador and Newfoundland. No one knows if he was blown off course, or purposely sai... Read More »