Lief Ericsson

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  • Jan 1, 969

    Egypt is Conqured by Fatimids

    Egypt is Conqured by Fatimids
    The Fatimids conquering Egypt was a defining moment for people of the Islamic faith. They no longer had any traces of central authority in the Muslim world. Not only this, but it also provoked the reaction of the Turks as defenders of Orthodox Islams. This opened a space, and the space opened by the Fatimids gave the crusaders an opprotunity to capture Jerusalem. (www.historyofislam.com)
  • Jan 1, 971

    Leif Ericsson is Born

    Leif Ericsson is Born
    Leif Ericsson was born in Iceland in 971. He had two brothers, Thorstein and Thorvald and one sister, Freydis. His father was Eric the Red, as shown in the picture, and his mother was Thjodhild. Sixteen years after his birth, Leif would move to Greenland with his family. (www.thinkquest.org)
  • Jan 1, 980

    Landscape Painting/ Calligraphy Develops

    Landscape Painting/ Calligraphy Develops
    Calligraphy and landscape painting developed during the Song dynasty in China. Calligraphy was developed because people were looking at much artwork as idol worship, so if men and women couldn't make art without breaking the law then they would develop a new kind of art, which is where calligraphy came in. It was a form of art that didn't actually require a picture. Landscape painting was developed because people wanted to distinguish themselves with a unique art. (thinkquest.com)
  • Jan 1, 986

    Leif Moves to Greenland

    Leif Moves to Greenland
    In the year 986, Leif Ericson moved with his parents to Greenland. Eric the Red, Leif's father started the first European settlement of Greenland, Leif went there and lived there with his father until the year 1000. (www.thinkquest.org)
  • Jan 1, 986

    Leif Becomes A Captain of his Own Ship

    Leif Becomes A Captain of his Own Ship
    At age 24 in 986 Leif Ericsson becomes the captain of his very own ship. When he gets his ship he sets sail to deliver gifts to King Olaf Tryggvason of Norway, with the goal of increasing his wealth and exploring new lands. On his way to Norway however, Leif sails off course. (Cheryl F. DeFries)
  • Jan 1, 986

    Leif Meets his Wife

    Leif Meets his Wife
    Leif Ericsson met his wife in Norway. Her name was Thorgunna and she was of a fine family and she possessed an uncommon intelegence. As he was about to leave Norway to continue with his exploration, she asked him permission to accompany him. He did not allow her to come because she did not have the permission of her kinsmen, but they did have one child named Thorkell. (DeFries)
  • Jan 1, 988

    Vladimir I Converts to Christianity

    Vladimir I Converts to Christianity
    Vladimir I was a grand prince of Kiev. In the year 988, he converted to Christianity and forced his followers to convert as well. Vladimir I converting to Christianity affected Europe because it was the most important reason for the spread of Christianity throughout Europe. He sent men to study the religions of the various neighboring nations and he ultimately settled on the religion of Orthodox Christianity. (www.thinkquest.com)
  • Jan 1, 995

    King Olaf Asks for Leif's Help

    King Olaf Asks for Leif's Help
    King Olaf told Leif that his followers must convert to Christianity. Leif took two weeks to decide but he finally allowed the king to baptize him. He taught the men of Greenland the Christian ways. (Cheryl F. DeFries) Leif spent the winter of 995 in Norway, where to increase his prestige and power and as an assistant towards his own wealth he became one of Olaf's liege men and a Christian. (The Ensyclopedia of World Biography)
  • Jan 1, 997

    Novgorod Becomes Indipendent

    Novgorod Becomes Indipendent
    Originally, Novgorod was the capital of Rus until the year 997 when Oleg transferred the capital to Kiev and they gained their independence. Novgorod was a very religious land and when it became free, the people gained much success in their religion.
    (www.thinkquest.com)
  • Jan 1, 1000

    Leif Discovers Vinlad

    Leif Discovers Vinlad
    As Leif continued to sail in a southeast direction he discovered a new land in which he names Vinland. Thick forests covered the land. There were rich pastures, plenty of fish, and milder winters. In Vinland they found grapes which was most exciting because there aren't grapes in Greenland. Some other newly found goods were Indian corn, wild rice, and canoe birch. He names it Vinland because that meant pastureland or wine land because of the pastures and grapes.
    (Cheryl L. DeFries)
  • Jan 1, 1000

    Thom Becomes a Permanent Khmer Capital

    Thom Becomes a Permanent Khmer Capital
    The Khmer empire was one of the most powerful empires in Southeast Asia during the time period of Leif Ericsson's life. In the year 1000 Thom became a permanent Khmer capital. After the ruler of Khmer had conquered Angkor, he gathered an army and regained the capital, which was Thom.
    (www.thinkquest.com)
  • Jan 1, 1002

    Leif Discovers America

    Leif Discovers America
    Leif Ericsson discovers America is 1002 many years before Christopher Columbus. At his first try he landed on Helluland which was a flat rocky land but he was dissapointed with this and sailed on to reach America. A party of Vikings under Leif Ericsson landed near Cape Cod and they were the first Europeans to land in America. (Cheryl F. DeFries)
  • Jan 1, 1003

    "Lief The Lucky"

    "Lief The Lucky"
    Leif returns to Greenland from North America and rescues people who are shipwrecked. Between the reward from the rescue, his cargo, and the cargo from the rescued ship, Leif becomes a very rich man and is called "Leif the Lucky" (Cheryl F. DeFries)
  • Jan 1, 1003

    Eric the Red Dies

    Eric the Red Dies
    In 1003 Eric the Red Leif's father dies. When he died, Leif received his fathers title, "Paramount Chief f Greenland " as well as his father's estate, Bratthalid. (Cheryl F. DeFries)
  • Jan 1, 1020

    Lief Ericsson Dies

    Lief Ericsson Dies
    In the year 1020, Leif Ericsson dies in Iceland. Nobody knows exactly how or when he died, but we know what an impact he left on the world. He was an amazing viking explorer who had many explorations discoveries and left a legend in American History. The photo demonstrates the route that Leif took during his life of explortion on his ship. (Cheryl F. DeFries)
  • Jan 1, 1020

    Printing/ Paper Money are invented

    Printing/ Paper Money are invented
    In the year 1020 printing was invented which also led to the development of paper money. At this time, the first paper banknotes appeared in China. The Chinese labeled these banknotes as "flying money". The printed notes were normally used for military script or used for important issues until they slowly become more common and more modern.
    (The Past Two Million Years)