Leif Erikson Timeline

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  • c. 790 CE - c. 1100 CE
    The Viking Age.
  • c. 970 CE - c. 1030 CE
    Approximate time-indication of the Vikings' expeditions to Vinland (Newfoundland, North America).
  • c. 970 CE - c. 980 CE
    Leif Erikson is born somewhere around this time, probably at Eiríksstaðir in Breidafjord, Iceland.
  • 980 CE - 1020 CE
    Radiocarbon dates given for the remains of the Viking settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows (Newfoundland, Canada).
  • c. 985 CE
    Erik the Red founds the Norse Eastern Settlement in Greenland & moves there with his family, including his son Leif Erikson.
  • c. 1003 CE
    Leif Erikson succeeds his father (now deceased) as paramount chief of Greenland. .
  • 1025 CE
    Leif Erikson's son Thorkel succeeds him as chieftain of Greenland; presumably, Leif has died by this time. .
  • c. 1220 CE - c. 1280 CE
    The Saga of the Greenlanders & Erik the Red's Saga, together known as the Vinland Sagas but written independently, are composed in Iceland.

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790 CE - 1100 CE: The Viking Age.
 
970 CE - 1030 CE: Approximate time-indication of the Vikings' expeditions to Vinland (Newfoundland, North America).
 
970 CE - 980 CE: Leif Erikson is born somewhere around this time, probably at Eiríksstaðir in Breidafjord, Iceland.
 
 
980 CE - 1020 CE: Radiocarbon dates given for the remains of the Viking settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows (Newfoundland, Canada).
 
 
985 CE: Erik the Red founds the Norse Eastern Settlement in Greenland & moves there with his family, including his son Leif Erikson.
 
1003 CE: Leif Erikson succeeds his father (now deceased) as paramount chief of Greenland. .
 
1025 CE: Leif Erikson's son Thorkel succeeds him as chieftain of Greenland; presumably, Leif has died by this time. .
 
 
1220 CE - 1280 CE: The Saga of the Greenlanders & Erik the Red's Saga, together known as the Vinland Sagas but written independently, are composed in Iceland.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
790 CE 870 CE 950 CE 1030 CE 1110 CE 1190 CE

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