Around 1000 — historians would say "circa" 1000. And that's about 1000 years ago.
Modern Iceland — he was born there. Note that he was not Bjorn there: he was always Leif.
Also known as:
Leif Eric's Son (his Dad was famous Viking, Eric the Red)
Not known as:
Claim to fame:
Discovering North America about 500 years before Columbus. He called it Vinland.
LEIF: What'd you say this place was called?
SAM: Well, it's definitely North America, but I'm not sure where exactly. Maybe Newfoundland? Or Nova Scotia?
LEIF: Hmm. Not very catchy names are they... I think I'll call it "Vinland." Makes you think of grapes, wine...
JOE: I hate to break it to you, Leif, but I don't think that's a grape.
LEIF: True. But "Poisonous Berryland" isn't going to bring the tourists.
Favorite Day to Warp to:
October 9, 1946. Although many dispute that he was the discoverer of North America, President Lyndon B Johnson, and Congress, made 9 October to be Leif Erikson Day. But we celebrate Columbus Day too.
Likely to say:
"Arise, Trees of the Valkyries and prepare for battle!!"
Unlikely to say:
"Do you like the horns on my helmet, Sven?" Vikings didn't actually have horns on their helmets. This was a myth that started after opera singers started wearing horned and winged helmets to perform the Wagner's Ring cycle.
Favorite ice cream:
Seal meat sorbet.