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Eric, the Red, active 985

LC control no.n 80017784
Descriptive conventionsrda
Personal name headingEric, the Red, active 985
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Variant(s)Eirik, Raude, active 985
Eirik, the Red, active 985
Eiríkr, Rauði þorvaldsson, active 985
Eiriks þáttr Rauða, active 985
Eirikur, the Red, active 985
Eric, el Rojo, active 985
Eric, le Rouge, active 985
Eric, the Red, fl. 985
Eric Thorvaldsson, active 985
Erik, den Røde, active 985
Erik, der Rote, active 985
Erik, le Rouge, active 985
Beginning date0985
Profession or occupationExplorers
Found inOCLC database, Dec. 27, 2000 (hdgs.: Eric, the Red, fl. 985; Eiriks þáttr Rauða; usage: Eric the Red, þaattr Eireks rauða, Erik, the Viking, Eirik Raude, Eric el Rojo, Eric le Rouge, Érik le Rouge, Erik der Rote)
Wikipedia, March 10, 2014 (Erik Thorvaldsson (Old Norse: Eiríkr Þorvaldsson; born 950; died c. 1003; known as Erik the Red, is remembered in medieval and Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland. The Icelandic tradition indicates that he was born in the Jæren district of Rogaland, Norway, as the son of Þorvald Ásvaldsson, he therefore also appears, patronymically, as Erik Thorvaldsson (Eiríkr Þorvaldsson). The appellation "the Red" most likely refers to his hair color and the color of his beard. Leif Ericson, the famous Icelandic explorer, was Erik's son)