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Erik the Red (Eiríkr rauði)
(950—1003)

Erik the Red (Eiríkr rauði) (950—1003)

Erik the Red founded the first Nordic settlement in Greenland. Born in the Jæren district of Rogaland, Norway as the son of Thorvald Asvaldsson, he therefore also appears, patronymically, as Erik Thorvaldsson. The appellation "the Red" most likely refers to his hair color. Erik the Red's parents had to flee Norway because of "some killings"... More...


Greenland, 1982, Eric The Red discovering Greenland

Guinea Bissau, 1981, Eric the Red

Monaco, 1982, Viking Longship off Greenland

New Caledonia, 1992, Eric the Red

Umm al Quiwain, 1972, Erik the Red, Viking longboat

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