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Guðríður Þorbjarnardóttir with Snorri

Ásmundur Sveinsson
2000

Ottawa /  Guðríður Þorbjarnardóttir with Snorri   Ottawa /  Guðríður Þorbjarnardóttir with Snorri

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"The First European Woman to give Birth on North American Soil."
Guðríður Þorbjarnardóttir, wife of Þorfinnur Karlsefni, gave birth to a son in about 1004, during their stay in Vinland. This son, Snorri Þorfinnsson is the first child of European descent to be born in North America. See the story on the Glaumbær page (there is also an identical same statue, a third copy is in Laugarbrekka). Their statue is unveiled in Ottawa on 6 April 2000 and on exhibit in the lobby of the National Archives of Canada.

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Locatie (N 45°25'11" - W 75°42'28")

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Item Code: ca013; Added: 14 August 2004

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