Snorri Karlsefnisson was the first European born in the Americas, around the year 1001.

His mother, Gudrid Thorbjornsdatter, went with her husband Thorfinn Karlsefni to Greenland and then to Vinland. Their son Snorri was born there one winter, in a palisaded cluster of buildings that came under attack from the native Americans, or Skraelings. He was three years old when the Norse colonists returned to Iceland.

He inherited his father's farm at Glaumby in the north of Iceland. When he married, his mother Gudrid went on a pilgrimage to Rome. Upon her return, Snorri built a church at Glaumby. Two of his grandsons became bishops.

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