Leif Ericksson Timeline

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Leif Ericksson Born

980

Leif Ericksson's exact birthdate is unknown.

Erick the Red (Leif's father) is banished from Iceland

985

Leif's father is banished from Iceland for a few years because he killed two men.

Leif and family sail to Greenland

990

Leif's family sailed to Greenland. Due to tradition Leif was not raised by his parents.

Leif sails to Norway, meets King Olaf, and becomes Christian

997

Leif sails back to Greenland

998

Sails to find Helluland, Markland, Vinland

1001

Leif's brother dies

1002

Leif Erickson Dies?

1025

No one knows exactly when Leif Ericksson died.