Most people think of Christopher Columbus as the person who discovered the Americas. However, Leif Ericson, a Viking, was the first European to see the Americas. “Christopher Columbus - born Cristoforo Colombo but was called in Spain Cristobal Colon”(Heat-Moon 4) was born to Domenico Colombo and Susanna Fontanarossa sometime between August 25 and October 31, 1451 in Italy near Genoa (Heat-Moon 4). “Christopher Columbus had four other siblings; Bartholomew Columbus, Bianchinetta Columbus, Giacomo Columbus, and Giovanni Pellegrino Columbus(Phillips 64). “Christopher spent some of his early years at his father’s trade of weaving and later he became a sailor on the Mediterranean [Sea]” (Christopher Columbus 2). “By the
An Icelandic trader named Bjarni Herjolfsson sailed the shores of North America, but had not yet stepped foot onto the land. Leif Eriksson, son of Erik the Red, decided to buy the trader’s ship and gather a crew to retrace Herjolfsson’s route in reverse. In the “Saga of the Greenlanders,” it states that Leif
He sailed for over a month, eventually landing on an island that is now part of the Bahamas. He then sailed on and discovered Cuba, and thought it was China. Soon after, he landed on Hispaniola, believing it to be Japan. Here it was that the Santa Maria wrecked, and was scavenged to make the first European settlement in the Caribbean(Biography). This may be his most significant achievement, as it was likely the first European settlement in the Americas, and certainly the first not on the mainland. While some believe the Vikings settled in Canada, they almost certainly abandoned it after a short time(Klein). This opened the door to colonization of the Caribbean, with the Spanish taking Cuba, the British taking the Bahamas, and other nations such as France and the Netherlands controlling the rest of the Antilles and West Indies(Biography).
For a long time ever since I was in high school that I could remember I wanted to be like my cousin Eric trice. A former University of Oregon baseball hall of fame, and former MLB player. He is also the creator and owner of Sparq athletic training equipment. A lawyer and now a physical therapist that still practices law. Well though I am a 4 time all American for the 400m I haven’t quite accomplished some of those amazing feats. But I will say I have accomplished the greatest thing that only two percent of the world have the opportunity to achieve. That is to be on salary and to represent of the most amazing brands in the world, and for the second time around I am to enjoy it for
After spending the winter in Vinland, Leif sailed back to Greenland, and never returned to North American shores.Erikson was an Icelandic explorer and probably the first European visitor to North America, 500 years before Christopher Columbus.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 was recorded in several different sagas, but the accounts they give are so different it is impossible to be certain of the details of his life.
People did not believe he could do this. He left Portugal in 1519 with five ships and 250 sailors. The ships names were Trinidad, Victoria, San Antonio, Santiago, and Concepcion. When he left he was heading around southwest because he ended up at the very bottom of South America. There he found a water passageway that connected the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean which is now named after him. It is called the Strait of Magellan. This saved his sailors time, food, and other resources. It saved those things because if it took longer than the sailors would have to eat more which would lower the supply. While did save some of their lives, many of his crew did die to starvation. About three fourths his way around the globe more trouble begins. Ferdinand Magellan loses some of his ships and a lot of his crew. With the food supply gone he needs to stop, and then he sees some islands near. He decides to
Many people think of Christopher Columbus as the person who discovered the Americas. However, Leif Ericson, a Norseman or Viking, was the first European to see the Americas. Columbus was born to Domenico Colombo and Susanna Fontanarossa sometime between August 25 and October 31, 1451 in Italy near Genoa (Heat-Moon 4). “Columbus had four other siblings” (Phillips 64). Columbus’ childhood was a tough one, even though he had a great parental guidance. “Columbus grew up in a medieval world exhausted by war and bigotries, religious corruption and intolerance, a time of widespread spiritual dissolution and social pessimism, a continent deeply in need of a rebirth”(Heat-Moon 5). The era of which Columbus lived in was really in need of a make-over. The way people acted, their decisions, and the changes in their religion were not acceptable to any standard. That time period was very boring and depressing and it was difficult to be happy. “Christopher spent some of his early years at his father’s trade of weaving and later he became a sailor on the Mediterranean [Sea]” ("Christopher Columbus"). “By the time he was 31 or 32, Christopher had become a master mariner in the Portuguese Merchant Service” ("Christopher Columbus"). Later in life, Columbus had married Doña Felipa Perestrello o Moníz (Heat-Moon 7). After eight years of persistence and two rejections from Portugal, Columbus was granted the finance needed to complete the voyage from Spain ("Christopher Columbus"). He wanted
Amundsen was “...a man of towering ambition, prey to the same dangerous dreams and impulses that drive all explorers to risk their lives in wild places” (Alexander). The explorer had the burning passion for adventure, and was ambitious enough to risk his own life for it—a common trait heroes possess. Without ambitious, heroes would be left cowardly, unsure, and unable to complete their task—to reach their goal—as they do not have the driving force of determination and ambition to pull them through. Thus, with Amundsen’s naturally born interest and fiery ambition for exploring, he was willing to put his life on the line in order in order to reach his end goal of being the first to have traveled to the South Pole. Not only did the Norwegian display ambition, he also was strategic and skillful throughout his exploration to the Arctic. Børge Ousland, another Norwegian explorer, emphasized about how Amundsen “...always tried to learn from others. He identified the problem, then looked to solve the problem” (Alexander). Skill and strategy is a vital trait for heroes as confronting a problem without a proper plan would end in tragedy—making one seem foolish and incapable. Therefore, with Amundsen being able to solve his conflicts through careful thinking and by applying his knowledge, he proved to possess skill and a strong understanding of strategic planning. Lastly, Amundsen seized compassion. He became infatuated with exploration ever “since reading about it as a boy, [and] has been fascinated by Englishmen John Franklin’s disastrous search for the Northwest Passage” (Alexander), illustrating Amundsen’s early interest in his hobby. This early interest quickly grew, and soon drove him to begin his adventure towards the South Pole. His compassion drew him on, and soon after fulfilling his lifelong dream, “Amundsen wrote in his diary…‘My boyhood
It has been taught that in,"1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue". However, this does not mean that he was the first European to reach the New World. As we know it, Leif Erikson, a Norse explorer, discovered the New World before Columbus. That is the subject in which this paper is highlighting.
Erik the Red is a Viking explorer, that was born in Norway and grew up to discover Greenland (Encyclopaedia of World Biography, 2007). was know for many things but the most significant reason Erik is in history is for his discovery of a new land (Hall, 2007). Erik was a Norwegian Explorer who discovered Greenland in 982 (Jones, 1968). He was known as Erik the Red because of his red hair, beard and his aggressive personality (Elements, 2005). Erik had 3 sons called Leif, Thorvald, Thorstein and 1 daughter with the name of Freydis (Encyclopaedia of World Biography, 2004).Leif Erickson, Erik's son, made the family name shine brighter when he discovered Northern America (Elements, 2005). Erik the Red has made his mark in history by his exploring
Cristoforo Colombo, or commonly known today as, Christopher Columbus, was a navigator, sailor, and a coloniser. Columbus’ influences on discovering a new route to the Indies revolved around many books such as, Livres des merveilles du monde (Book of the Marvels of the world), published by Marco Polo and many other sailors. He was thought to be born on 31st October 1451 in Genoa, Republic of Genoa, but historians have not in fact corroborated this to be true. Filipa Moniz Perestrello was the wife of Columbus and the son of two wool weavers named Domenico Colombo and Susanna Fontanarossa. He was famous for accidently finding, then colonising The New World, or commonly known today as, America. It has been commonly thought that Columbus was the first person to discover America, but Lief Erikson, a Viking of a few centuries prior to Columbus’ time, discovered America first. Christopher Columbus perished from gout in 1506.
Michael Jackson is one of the most famous entertainers to have ever lived. Not only does he have many great songs, but he also has many great achievements as well. In addition, he is the influence of music in the future generations. When he died, it was a shock to the entire world. Thousands of people all over the world wish he was still alive today. If I could give someone advice from in the past, I would warn Michael Jackson that if he took the pills, he would die. Michael “The King of Pop” Jackson’s death was mourned by people all over the world, and it was easily avoidable.
A Portuguese ship located the island and cruised along the drift in 1500. Diogo Dias located the island after his ship isolated from an armada going to India. He named the island as “Sao Lourenco” (St. Lawrence) and kept exchanging with the islanders. Information of the Portuguese disclosure spread to France and England, and both nations hurried to build up settlements on the island.
October 17, 1620. I haven’t had much time to write about my experiences within these past few weeks. There have been so many sick travellers on this boat, me being one of them at times. I have been so sick from the travel that I have barely been able to move at times. Not too long ago, I saw a man with the same sickness that I had, get washed off the boat by the oncoming waves. Last week or so, some violent storms met the path with our ship, and did some damage to it. The captain is telling us that we should be safe until we land, but I’m not so sure about that anymore.
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