Erik Thorvaldsson was a Viking, merchant and Norwegian explorer of the late 2nd century X.1 He founded the first Viking settlement in Greenland. Born in the district of Jæren, Rogaland, Norway, son of Thorvald Asvaldsson, an exile for murder. It has been speculated that the nickname of the Red possibly out for the hair color.
They are many and varied the alleged reasons for the sudden appearance of the Vikings at the end of the eighth century. P>
The overpopulation of their land, is one of the primary factors that is often cited, population explosion occurred in Norway and Denmark in the course of centuries VII VIII. In addition, the gradual establishment of a strong government in most of Western Europe, especially in the continent with the founding of the Carolingian Empire under Charlemagne, had resulted in a considerable increase in European trade, which led to increase opportunities piracy.