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.
AthelstanAthelstan
0894 AD, British
King of England
Edward the ElderEdward the Elder
0874 AD, British
King of Wessex

Leif EriksonLeif Erikson
0970 AD, Icelander
First European to reach North America

AvicennaAvicenna
0980 AD
Persian Plymath

Erik the RedErik the Red
0950 AD, Icelander
First permanent European settler in Greenland

Oleg of NovgorodOleg of Novgorod
0879 AD, Ukrainian
Viking Prince
Lady GodivaLady Godiva
0980 AD, British
11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman

Edmund IronsideEdmund Ironside
0989 AD, British
King of England

Mahmud of GhazniMahmud of Ghazni
02 November 0971, Afghan
Ruler of the Ghaznavid Dynasty
Edgar the PeacefulEdgar the Peaceful
07 August 0942, British
King of England

Edward the MartyrEdward the Martyr
0962 AD, British
King of England
Edwy of EnglandEdwy of England
0940 AD, British
King of England

Olga of KievOlga of Kiev
0915 AD, Russian
Regent of Kievan Rus

Eric BloodaxeEric Bloodaxe
0885 AD, Norwegian
King

Ibn-al-HaythamIbn-al-Haytham
01 July 0965, Iraqi
Mathematician

Basil IIBasil II
0958 AD, Turkish
Byzantine Emperor
Otto I, Holy Roman EmperorOtto I, Holy Roman Emperor
23 November 0912, German
Emperor

Al-FarabiAl-Farabi
0872 AD, Afghan
Philosopher

Murasaki ShikibuMurasaki Shikibu
0973 AD, Japanese
Novelist

Pope John XIIPope John XII
0937 AD, Italian
Pope
Al-ZahrawiAl-Zahrawi
0936 AD, Spanish
Physician, Surgeon

Raja Raja Chola IRaja Raja Chola I
0947 AD, Indian
Sovereign
Abū Rayḥān al-BīrūnīAbū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī
05 September 0973, Iranian
Scholar

Cnut the GreatCnut the Great
0990 AD, Danish
King of Denmark

Harald I of DenmarkHarald I of Denmark
0910 AD, Danish
King
Edmund IEdmund I
0921 AD, British
King

Igor of KievIgor of Kiev
0877 AD, Russian
Ruler
AethelflaedAethelflaed
0869 AD, British
Anglo-Saxon ruler

EadredEadred
0923 AD, British
King

BudaiBudai
Chinese
Buddhist monk
Olaf II of NorwayOlaf II of Norway
0995 AD, Norwegian
King of Norway

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Brian BoruBrian Boru
0941 AD, Irish
King
Hugh CapetHugh Capet
0939 AD, French
King

Gisela of FranceGisela of France
0911 AD, French
Princess

Freydís EiríksdóttirFreydís Eiríksdóttir
0970 AD, Icelander
Explorer

Æthelwold of WessexÆthelwold of Wessex
British
Monarch
Thorfinn KarlsefniThorfinn Karlsefni
0980 AD, Icelander
Explorer
Emma of NormandyEmma of Normandy
0984 AD, British
Queen

PampaPampa
0902 AD, Indian
Poet

Æthelred, Lord of the MerciansÆthelred, Lord of the Mercians
0833 AD, British
Political leader

FerdowsiFerdowsi
0940 AD, Iranian
Poet
Poppa of BayeuxPoppa of Bayeux
0880 AD, German, French
Mother of William I Longsword

Yaroslav the WiseYaroslav the Wise
0978 AD, Ukrainian
Prince

Olaf TryggvasonOlaf Tryggvason
0963 AD, Norwegian
King

Stephen I of HungaryStephen I of Hungary
0975 AD, Hungarian
Grand Prince

Al-HallajAl-Hallaj
0858 AD, Iranian, Persian
Poet
Bao ZhengBao Zheng
11 April 0999, Chinese
Judge

TughrilTughril
0990 AD, Iranian
King
Al-TabariAl-Tabari
0839 AD, Iranian
Scholar

Egill SkallagrímssonEgill Skallagrímsson
0910 AD, Icelander
Poet

Hugh the GreatHugh the Great
0898 AD, French
Duke
Gudrid ThorbjarnardóttirGudrid Thorbjarnardóttir
0980 AD, Icelander
Explorer

Sviatoslav I of KievSviatoslav I of Kiev
0943 AD, Ukrainian
Prince
Constantine VIIConstantine VII
18 May 0905, Turkish
Emperor

Haakon the GoodHaakon the Good
0920 AD, Norwegian
King

Al-Hakim bi-Amr AllahAl-Hakim bi-Amr Allah
03 August 0985, Egyptian
Historian

Al-Ma'arriAl-Ma'arri
23 December 0973, Syrian
Philosopher

Conrad II, Holy Roman EmperorConrad II, Holy Roman Emperor
0990 AD, German
Holy Roman emperor
Ibn HazmIbn Hazm
07 November 0994, Spanish
muhaddith, writer, philosopher

Otto III, Holy Roman EmperorOtto III, Holy Roman Emperor
30 June 0980, German, Italian
Emperor

Louis V of FranceLouis V of France
0967 AD, French
King

Guido of ArezzoGuido of Arezzo
0991 AD, Italian
Music theorist
Harald GreycloakHarald Greycloak
0935 AD, Norwegian
King

Bolesław I the BraveBolesław I the Brave
0967 AD, Polish
Duke of Poland
Hywel DdaHywel Dda
0880 AD, Welsh
Welsh ruler

SebüktiginSebüktigin
0942 AD, Afghan
King

AlmanzorAlmanzor
0938 AD, Spanish
Military leader
John I TzimiscesJohn I Tzimisces
0925 AD, Ancient Roman
Emperor

AbhinavaguptaAbhinavagupta
0950 AD, Indian
Philosopher
Nikephoros II PhokasNikephoros II Phokas
0912 AD, Turkish
Emperor

Matilda of RingelheimMatilda of Ringelheim
0892 AD, German
Queen

Al-MutanabbiAl-Mutanabbi
0915 AD, Iraqi
Poet
Al-MasudiAl-Masudi
0896 AD, Iraqi
Historian

Leofric, Earl of MerciaLeofric, Earl of Mercia
14 May 0968, British
Earl of Mercia
Sei ShōnagonSei Shōnagon
0966 AD, Japanese
Writer

Ashurnasirpal IIAshurnasirpal II
Iraqi
King

AsserAsser
Welsh
Monk

Al-Ash'ariAl-Ash'ari
0874 AD, Iraqi
Theologian
Abd al-Rahman IIIAbd al-Rahman III
07 January 0891, Spanish
Caliph
Kenneth II of ScotlandKenneth II of Scotland
0932 AD, Scottish
King

AtīśaAtīśa
0980 AD, Indian
Religious reformer

Adelaide of ItalyAdelaide of Italy
0931 AD, German, French
Empress

MatsyendraMatsyendra
Indian
Religious leader
ShridharaShridhara
0870 AD, Indian
Mathematician

Taira no MasakadoTaira no Masakado
0903 AD, Japanese
Samurai

Haakon SigurdssonHaakon Sigurdsson
0937 AD, Norwegian
Ruler

Emperor ZhenzongEmperor Zhenzong
23 December 0968, Chinese
Emperor

Saadia GaonSaadia Gaon
30 June 0882, Iraqi
Rabbi
Abu Mansur al-MaturidiAbu Mansur al-Maturidi
0853 AD, Uzbekistan
Jurist

Saint Gregory NarekatziSaint Gregory Narekatzi
0950 AD, Armenian
Poet
ÆthelweardÆthelweard
British
Author

Mieszko I of PolandMieszko I of Poland
0930 AD, Polish
Ruler
Pope Leo VIIIPope Leo VIII
0915 AD, Italian
Pope
Malcolm I of ScotlandMalcolm I of Scotland
0900 AD, Scottish
King of Alba