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Thorvald Eriksson
Birth: unknown
Death: 1004

Explorer. Son of Erik The Red and brother of Leif Eriksson. In 1002, he and his men set out on a voyage of discovery to what they called Vineland, now the mainland United States. They went as far south as Massachsetts. After getiing into a battle with Esquimaux Indians, Thorvald was killed, He is believed to be the first European to die in the Americas. (bio by: Erik Lander) 
Body lost or destroyed
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Erik Lander
Record added: Oct 25, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9708408

- karl anglin
 Added: Mar. 18, 2016

- quebecoise
 Added: Jul. 19, 2015
I light a candle for Thorvald Eriksson ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
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