Why is Christopher Columbus known for discovering America when the Vikings actually got there first?

Lightningfire
The Vikings discovered America long before Christopher Columbus in 1492. Erik Thorvaldsson found Greenland and then Leif Erikson was the first European to set foot on the mainland. Why is Christopher Columbus known for discovering it when he didn’t?
Why is Christopher Columbus known for discovering America when the Vikings actually got there first?
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Yeah that’s what I meant. I think I worded it wrong. The idea of the question was that Christopher Columbus wasn’t even the first European there and he gets all the notice.
Why is Christopher Columbus known for discovering America when the Vikings actually got there first?
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