Tyrker (also named Tyrkir) a German who lived with Leif Ericson (Eric the Red) and his father for
a long time. Went with Leif to America and, Saga's sais, was giving Vinland its name. Tyrker is believed
a priest. Tyrkir is probably the nordic form of Dietrich or in short Dirk which is Thirk in old nether german.
The Welser Company in Venezuela. Charles V was in constant need of funds and was borrowing of the Augsburg
merchants Welser. This house had branches in Spain. In 1528 Spain agreed to Heinrich Ehinger and Hieronymus
Sailer the right to explore exclusively a region along the coast of Venezuela from Cape Maracapana to
Cape de la Vela. Furthermore, it was agreed that 50 German miners were allowed into the colony.
Heinrich and Georg Ehinger withdrew from the compnay and asked that their rights were transferred to Anton
and Bartholomaus Welser. The document was finally signed on February 15, 1531. Ambrosius Ehinger still
continued to be governor.
The Welser engagement enden in 1556 by decision of the Council of the Indies.