Leif erickson (born william wycliffe anderson, october 27, 1911 – january 29, 1986) was an american stage, film, and television actor early life erickson was born in alameda, california, near san francisco he worked as a soloist in a band as vocalist and trombone player. In 986, norwegian-born eirik thorvaldsson, known as eirik the red, explored and colonized the southwestern part of greenland it was his son, leiv eiriksson, who became the first european to set foot on the shores of north america, and the first explorer of norwegian extraction now accorded worldwide recognition. Josh bernstein hits the high seas and takes on the history books, challenging the age-old assumption that columbus was the first to cross the atlantic and the first to discover america. Leif erikson, the viking explorer, is usually just briefly touched on in elementary school classrooms but his rich story is a captivating one that any child – or adult – would enjoy. Leif ericsson biography leif ericson (icelandic leifur eiríksson) was a viking, the son of eric the red, a norwegian outlaw, who was the son of another norwegian outlaw, thorvald asvaldsson his mother was thjodhild.
Leif erikson (also spelled ericsson, or eiriksson) was the second of three sons of erik the red, who established a settlement in greenland after he was exiled from iceland leif erikson's story. Leif eriksson was the son of erik the red, founder of the first european settlement on what is now called greenland around ad 1000, eriksson sailed to norway, where king olaf i converted him to. Leif erickson, also known as william y wycliffe anderson and glenn erickson, was born on october 27, 1984, in alameda, california after graduating from college, erickson first worked in show.
Leif erickson, linda cristal, frank silvera, henry darrow, and mark slade: one of the troubles with starring in a tv series is that every precious moment of shooting counts. Leif erikson day doesn’t get as much recognition because it’s overshadowed by monday’s columbus day—which, unlike erikson’s day, is a federal holiday, meaning government employees get. Leif erikson also wanted to become an explorer, like his father he went out to discover more lands leif invited erik to come on a journey to norway, and erik agreed. Leif erikson is a name that is sometimes lost among well-known explorers revisit his legacy with this short quiz and worksheet that tests your knowledge of his life and travels.
Bio - leif erikson leif is a young male hatched at the memorial university of newfoundland's botanical garden in st john's, newfoundland he was trapped on 25 august, perhaps a week or two after he fledged. Biography of norse explorer leif erikson leif ericson is the first-ever european voyager to land in north america belonging to the icelandic old norse race, ericson pioneered the establishment of the vinland settlement which is across the labrador and newfoundland communities in canada. Leif ericson was a norse explorer who was one of the first europeans to visit the north american mainland he was the son of eric the red of greenland and his wife thjodhild interestingly, leif was not raised by his parents but was fostered by thryker, his father eric’s german captive.
Leif erikson was an icelandic-norse sailor and explorer of the early 11th century ce born in the late 10th century to erik the red , the viking to first establish permanent settlements in. Find bio, credits and filmography information for leif erickson on allmovie - born william anderson, this brawny, blond second lead had the looks of a viking god he worked as a. Leif eriksson leif eriksson (leif the lucky) was the middle child of three sons of the famous erik the red he established as settlement in greenland after being kicked out of iceland around ad 980. Leif the mysterious although various accounts exist, the differences in their details often make it difficult to separate fact and legend when discussing the life or norse explorer leif eriksson. Leif erikson day honors a viking explorer known as leif erikson he is believed to be the first recorded nordic person to have visited north america it is believed that he visited places such as baffin island and labrador around 1000 ce leif erikson day honors the first scandinavian to set foot on.
Learn about leif erickson: his birthday, what he did before fame, his family life, fun trivia facts, popularity rankings, and more. Leif ericson timeline timeline description: leif ericson was a viking explorer from norway who is said to have found north america long before christopher columbus this is a timeline of his life this is a timeline of his life. Mini bio (1) leif erickson was born on october 27, 1911 in alameda, california, usa as william y wycliffe anderson he was an actor, known for on the waterfront (1954), the high chaparral (1967) and the carpetbaggers (1964. Leif ericson leif ericson is the first-ever european voyager to land in north america belonging to the icelandic old norse race, ericson pioneered the establishment of the vinland settlement which is across the labrador and newfoundland communities in canada.
Leif erikson is remembered as a considerate, strong, and wise man the history of exploration in leif's family started from the day when thorvald asvaldsson (his grandfather) was banished from norway for manslaughter. Leif ericson, explorer abingdon press, 1951 asin b0007dw32u external links all links retrieved june 24, 2018 a reconstructed portrait of leif ericson wwwreportretinfo biography at the dictionary of canadian biography wwwbiographica leif's story in the saga of erik the red wwwgutenbergorg. The first european to land on the north american continent was probably leif eriksson (or ericson) he was a viking, or norse, explorerleif was the second son of the explorer erik the red erik was originally from norway but later settled in iceland, where leif was born. Born william anderson, this brawny, blond second lead had the looks of a viking god he worked as a band vocalist and trombone player, then gained a small amount of stage experience before debuting onscreen in a bit part (as a corpse) in wanderer of the wasteland (1935) billed by paramount as glenn erickson, he began his screen career as.
Leif erikson died sometime between 1019 and 1025, but the exact cause of his death is unknown he was a norse explorer and is considered the first european to voyage to north america he is believed to have landed in present-day nova scotia, which he named vinland. Leif eriksson was probably the first european to visit north america he was a viking the vikings were warriors from northern europe who traveled far by sea during the middle agesleif was born on the island of iceland sometime before ad 1000.