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A timeline of Erik the Red.
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on Dec 16, 2010
Last updated: 12/21/10 at 07:54 AM
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Eric died in winter, by a plague.
Once Eric got home in 985, he started recruiting colonists. In 986, 25 ships set sail for Greenland. Only 14 made it.
Erik the Red arrived at the new land before winter. He spent the winter on an island called Eriksey (of course, named after himself). He spent the rest of the exile at Greenland.
Eric the Red was exiled for killing four men. Two men in one and two more in another. Eric decided to go on a voyage to find the land Gunnbjorn Olfsson saw. Eric heard about Olfsson from stories a fellow viking told him.
Erik the Red moved to Iceland when he was about 10. He moved to Iceland because his dad was exiled for killing a man.
Erik Thorvaldsson was born in Norway. He was called Erik the Red because he had red hair.