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Paul Knutson(no͞ots`ən), fl. 1354–64, Norse leader, alleged explorer of America. In 1354 or 1355 King Magnus VIIMagnus VII
(Magnus Ericsson), b.1316, d.1373 or 1374, king of Norway (1319–43) and Sweden (1319–63). He succeeded his grandfather, Haakon V, in Norway; at the same time he was elected king by the Swedish nobles to succeed his exiled uncle, King Birger of Sweden.
..... Click the link for more information. of Norway directed him to conduct an expedition to Greenland to insure the continuity of Christianity there. He is said to have set out in 1355 and returned in 1363 or 1364.
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