Famous People Of The 10th Century

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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 1 Leif Erikson

Leif Erikson
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Famous As: First European to reach North America
Birthdate: 0970 AD
Birthplace: Iceland
Died: 1020 AD

 2 Athelstan

Athelstan
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Famous As: King of England
Birthdate: 0894 AD
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: October 27, 0939

 3 Cnut the Great

Cnut the Great
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Famous As: King of Denmark
Birthdate: 0990 AD
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: November 12, 1035
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 4 Edward the Elder

Edward the Elder
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Famous As: King of Wessex
Birthdate: 0874 AD
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: July 17, 0924

 5 Avicenna

Avicenna
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Famous As: Persian Plymath
Birthdate: 0980 AD
Birthplace: Afshona, Uzbekistan
Died: May 31, 1037

 6 Mahmud of Ghazni

Mahmud of Ghazni
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Famous As: Ruler of the Ghaznavid Dynasty
Birthdate: November 2, 0971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ghazni, Afghanistan
Died: April 30, 1030

 7 Lady Godiva

Lady Godiva
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Famous As: 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman
Birthdate: 0980 AD
Birthplace: Mercia
Died: 1067 AD
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 8 Raja Raja Chola I

Raja Raja Chola I
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Famous As: Sovereign
Birthdate: 0947 AD
Died: 1015 AD

 9 Harald Bluetooth

Harald Bluetooth
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0910 AD
Birthplace: Jelling, Denmark
Died: 0986 AD

 10 Olga of Kiev

Olga of Kiev
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Pskov, Russia
Died: July 11, 0969

 11 Edmund Ironside

Edmund Ironside
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Famous As: King of England
Birthdate: 0989 AD
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: November 30, 1016

 12 Edmund I

Edmund I
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0921 AD
Birthplace: Wessex, England
Died: May 26, 0946

 13 Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī

Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī
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Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: September 5, 0973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kath, Uzbekistan
Died: December 13, 1048

 14 Erik the Red

Erik the Red
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: First permanent European settler in Greenland
Birthdate: 0950 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: 1003 AD

 15 Edgar the Peaceful

Edgar the Peaceful
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Famous As: King of England
Birthdate: August 7, 0942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: July 8, 0975

 16 Basil II

Basil II
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Famous As: Byzantine Emperor
Birthdate: 0958 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople, Byzantine Empire
Died: December 15, 1025

 17 Sweyn Forkbeard

Sweyn Forkbeard
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Famous As: King of Denmark
Birthdate: April 17, 0963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: February 10, 1014

 18 Ibn-al-Haytham

Ibn-al-Haytham
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: July 1, 0965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Basra, Iraq
Died: March 6, 1040

 19 Edward the Martyr

Edward the Martyr
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Famous As: King of England
Birthdate: 0962 AD
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: March 18, 0978

 20 Aethelflaed

Aethelflaed
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Famous As: Anglo-Saxon ruler
Birthdate: 0869 AD
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: June 12, 0918

 21 Hugh Capet

Hugh Capet
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0939 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 24, 0996

 22 Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor

Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor
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Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: November 23, 0912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wallhausen, Germany
Died: May 7, 0973

 23 Tughril

Tughril
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0990 AD
Birthplace: Persia
Died: September 4, 1063

 24 Eadred

Eadred
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0923 AD
Birthplace: Wessex, England
Died: November 23, 0955

 25 Edwy of England

Edwy of England
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Famous As: King of England
Birthdate: 0940 AD
Birthplace: Wessex, England
Died: October 1, 0959

 26 Budai

Budai
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Buddhist monk
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: China

 27 Oleg of Novgorod

Oleg of Novgorod
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Famous As: Viking Prince
Birthdate: 0879 AD
Died: 0912 AD

 28 Brian Boru

Brian Boru
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0941 AD
Birthplace: Killaloe, Ireland
Died: April 23, 1014

 29 Al-Farabi

Al-Farabi
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: 0872 AD
Birthplace: Farab
Died: 0950 AD

 30 Olaf II of Norway

Olaf II of Norway
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Famous As: King of Norway
Birthdate: 0995 AD
Birthplace: Ringerike, Norway
Died: July 29, 1030

 31 Pope John XII

Pope John XII
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Pope
Birthdate: 0937 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: May 14, 0964

 32 Emma of Normandy

Emma of Normandy
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0984 AD
Birthplace: Normandy, France
Died: March 6, 1052

 33 Thorfinn Karlsefni

Thorfinn Karlsefni
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: 0980 AD
Birthplace: Iceland

 34 Eric Bloodaxe

Eric Bloodaxe
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0885 AD
Birthplace: Svanoya, Norway
Died: 0954 AD

 35 Pampa

Pampa
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 0902 AD
Birthplace: Vemulawada, Telangana, India
Died: 0975 AD

 36 Ferdowsi

Ferdowsi
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 0940 AD
Birthplace: Tous, Iran
Died: 1020 AD

 37 Bao Zheng

Bao Zheng
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Judge
Birthdate: April 11, 0999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Feidong County
Died: May 20, 1062

 38 Igor of Kiev

Igor of Kiev
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 0877 AD
Birthplace: Russia
Died: 0945 AD

 39 Al-Zahrawi

Al-Zahrawi
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Physician, Surgeon
Birthdate: 0936 AD
Birthplace: Medina Azahara, Spain
Died: 1013 AD

 40 Yaroslav the Wise

Yaroslav the Wise
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: 0978 AD
Birthplace: Ukraine
Died: February 20, 1054

 41 Stephen I of Hungary

Stephen I of Hungary
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Famous As: Grand Prince
Birthdate: 0975 AD
Birthplace: Esztergom, Hungary
Died: August 15, 1038

 42 Murasaki Shikibu

Murasaki Shikibu
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: 0973 AD
Birthplace: Kyoto
Died: 1014 AD

 43 Æthelwold of Wessex

Æthelwold of Wessex
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Monarch
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Great Britain
Died: December 13, 0902

 44 Al-Hallaj

Al-Hallaj
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 0858 AD
Birthplace: Fars Province, Iran
Died: March 26, 0922

 45 Al-Ma'arri

Al-Ma'arri
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: December 23, 0973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ma`arat al-Nu`man, Syria
Died: April 30, 1057

 46 Gisela of France

Gisela of France
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: 0911 AD
Birthplace: France

 47 Freydís Eiríksdóttir

Freydís Eiríksdóttir
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: 0970 AD
Birthplace: Iceland

 48 Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor

Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor
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Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: May 6, 0973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bad Abbach, Germany
Died: July 13, 1024

 49 Al-Tabari

Al-Tabari
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Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: 0839 AD
Birthplace: Āmol, Iran
Died: February 17, 0923

 50 Constantine VII

Constantine VII
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Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: May 18, 0905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: November 9, 0959