YOU STILL THINK COLUMBUS discovered America ? NOT SO !!! This is the guy who wrote about who really discovered "America" in the last Century. He was a Viking Historian and "politician" from Iceland. His name was Snorri Sturlason. He wrote about who discovered "America", and that was a Viking Explorer named Leif Erikson. They had a different name for the the land they found; it was called "Vinland". This discovery was done in about 1,010 to 1,020. After that, the Vikings kept going back to Vinland and trading with the indians for several centuries