Famous People Of The 10th Century

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The 10th century, also known as the Century of Lead and Iron, was one marked by prolific scientific and industrial development. In Africa, Ubayd Allah al-Mahdi Billah founded the Fatimid dynasty while in the Americas, Ah Mekat Tutul Xiu founded the League of Mayapan. Poets like Adikavi Pampa, Ferdowsi, and Li Fang enriched the world of literature in their respective countries. The period also saw the reigns of the Holy Roman Emperor Otto the Great and King Edmund I of England. Alhazen, a Muslim scientist and mathematician, was another important figure of this era. Check out this section to know more about the famous people of the 10th century.
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Homer
(Author)
Homer
19
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0928 BC
Birthplace: Ionia, Greece
 2 
Leif Erikson
(First European to reach North America)
Leif Erikson
14
Birthdate: 0970 AD
Birthplace: Iceland
Died: 1020 AD
 3 
Lady Godiva
(11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman)
Lady Godiva
4
Birthdate: 0980 AD
Birthplace: Mercia
Died: 1067 AD
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 4 
Avicenna
(Persian polymath the most significant physiciansand writers of the Islamic Golden Age, and the father of early modern medicine.)
Avicenna
10
Birthdate: 0980 AD
Birthplace: Afshona, Uzbekistan
Died: May 31, 1037
 5 
Erik the Red
(Explorer)
Erik the Red
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0950 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: 1003 AD
Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī
11
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 0973 AD
Birthplace: Beruni, Uzbekistan
Died: 1050 AD
 7 
Cnut the Great
(King of Denmark)
Cnut the Great
0
Birthdate: 0990 AD
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: November 12, 1035
 8 
Ibn-al-Haytham
(Arab Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist of the Islamic Golden Age)
Ibn-al-Haytham
15
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 0965 AD
Birthplace: Basrah, Iraq
Died: 1040 AD
 9 
Mahmud of Ghazni
(Sultan of the Ghaznavid Empire (998-1030))
Mahmud of Ghazni
24
Birthdate: November 2, 0971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ghazni, Afghanistan
Died: April 30, 1030
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Edgar the Peaceful
(King of England)
Edgar the Peaceful
2
Birthdate: August 7, 0942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: July 8, 0975
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Harald I of Norway
(King of Norway)
Harald I of Norway
1
Birthdate: 0850 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: 0932 AD
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Harald Bluetooth
3
Birthdate: 0910 AD
Birthplace: Jelling, Denmark
Died: 0986 AD
 13 
Edmund Ironside
(King of England (1016))
Edmund Ironside
1
Birthdate: 0990 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: November 30, 1016
 14 
Vladimir the Great
(Prince of Novgorod, Grand Prince of Kiev)
Vladimir the Great
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0958 AD
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
Died: July 15, 1015
 15 
Sweyn Forkbeard
(King of Denmark)
Sweyn Forkbeard
1
Birthdate: April 17, 0963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: February 10, 1014
 16 
Edward the Martyr
(King of England)
Edward the Martyr
0
Birthdate: 0962 AD
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: March 18, 0978
 17 
Athelstan
(King of England)
Athelstan
4
Birthdate: 0894 AD
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: October 27, 0939
 18 
Olga of Kiev
0
Birthplace: Pskov, Russia
Died: July 11, 0969
 19 
Al-Farabi
(Philosopher)
Al-Farabi
2
Birthdate: 0872 AD
Birthplace: Farab
Died: 0950 AD
 20 
Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor
(Holy Roman Emperor (962-973))
Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor
1
Birthdate: November 23, 0912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wallhausen, Germany
Died: May 7, 0973
 21 
Ferdowsi
(Persian Poet and One of the Most Influential Figures of Persian Literature)
Ferdowsi
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0940 AD
Birthplace: Tous, Iran
Died: 1020 AD
 22 
Raja Raja Chola I
(Chola Emperor Who was the Most Powerful King in South India During His Reign)
Raja Raja Chola I
23
Birthdate: 0947 AD
Died: 1014 AD
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Budai
(Buddhist monk)
Budai
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: China
 24 
Al-Zahrawi
(Physician, Surgeon)
Al-Zahrawi
22
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 0936 AD
Birthplace: Córdoba, Spain
Died: 1013 AD
 25 
Eric Bloodaxe
(King of Norway (931-933))
Eric Bloodaxe
6
Birthdate: 0885 AD
Birthplace: Svanoya, Norway
Died: 0954 AD
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Murasaki Shikibu
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0973 AD
Birthplace: Kyoto
Died: 1014 AD
 27 
Yaroslav the Wise
3
Birthdate: 0978 AD
Birthplace: Ukraine
Died: February 20, 1054
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Oleg of Novgorod
(Rurikid prince)
Oleg of Novgorod
3
Birthdate: 0845 AD
Birthplace: Russia
Died: 0912 AD
 29 
Edward the Elder
(King of Wessex)
Edward the Elder
3
Birthdate: 0874 AD
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: July 17, 0924
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Constantine VII
2
Birthdate: May 18, 0905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: November 9, 0959
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Olaf II of Norway
(King of Norway)
Olaf II of Norway
1
Birthdate: 0995 AD
Birthplace: Ringerike, Norway
Died: July 29, 1030
 32 
Al-Tabari
(Scholar)
Al-Tabari
3
Birthdate: 0839 AD
Birthplace: Āmol, Iran
Died: February 17, 0923
 33 
Louis IV of France
(King of West Francia)
Louis IV of France
0
Birthdate: September 10, 0920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Laon, France
Died: September 10, 0954
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Emma of Normandy
0
Birthdate: 0984 AD
Birthplace: Normandy, France
Died: March 6, 1052
 35 
Edwy of England
(King of England (955-959))
Edwy of England
1
Birthdate: 0941 AD
Birthplace: Wessex, England
Died: October 1, 0959
 36 
Sebüktigin
(The Founder of the Ghaznavid Dynasty)
Sebüktigin
1
Birthdate: 0942 AD
Birthplace: Barskhan, Afghanistan
Died: August 5, 0997
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Abd Al-Rahman Al Sufi
(Persian astronomer)
Abd Al-Rahman Al Sufi
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 7, 0903
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Shahr-e-Rey, Iran
Died: May 25, 0986
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Al-Mutanabbi
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0915 AD
Birthplace: Kufa, Iraq
Died: September 3, 0965
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Hugh Capet
(King of the Franks from 987 to 996)
Hugh Capet
0
Birthdate: 0939 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 14, 0996
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Simeon I of Bulgaria
(Ruled over Bulgaria from 893 to 927)
Simeon I of Bulgaria
0
Birthdate: 0864 AD
Birthplace: Bulgaria
Died: May 27, 0927
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Pope John XII
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0937 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: May 14, 0964
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Brian Boru
0
Birthdate: 0941 AD
Birthplace: Killaloe, Ireland
Died: April 23, 1014
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Rehoboam
(King of Judah (c. 931–913 BCE))
Rehoboam
0
Birthdate: 0972 AD
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Died: 0913 AD
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Ahmad ibn Fadlan
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0879 AD
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: 0960 AD
 45 
Al-Masudi
(Historian)
Al-Masudi
0
Birthdate: 0896 AD
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: August 31, 0956
 46 
Aethelflaed
(Anglo-Saxon ruler)
Aethelflaed
0
Birthdate: 0869 AD
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: June 12, 0918
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Stephen I of Hungary
(The First King of Hungary (1000 - 1038))
Stephen I of Hungary
0
Birthdate: 0975 AD
Birthplace: Esztergom, Hungary
Died: August 15, 1038
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Clement of Ohrid
(The First Bishop of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church Who Inspired Slavs to Follow Christianity)
Clement of Ohrid
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Macedonia Greece, Greece
Died: July 27, 0916
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Al-Hallaj
(Poet)
Al-Hallaj
1
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 0858 AD
Birthplace: Fars Province, Iran
Died: March 26, 0922
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Asser
(Monk)
Asser
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Wales
Died: 0909 AD