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 Athelstan

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

 2 Leif Erikson

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

Lady Godiva.
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Famous As: 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman
Birthdate: 0980 AD
Birthplace: Mercia
Died: 1067 AD

 4 Harald Bluetooth

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

 5 Raja Raja Chola I

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

 6 Edmund Ironside

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

 7 Edmund I

Edmund I
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0921 AD
Birthplace: Wessex, England
Died: May 26, 0946
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 8 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

 9 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

 10 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

 11 Aethelflaed

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

 12 Edward the Martyr

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

 13 Oleg of Novgorod

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

 14 Olga of Kiev

Olga of Kiev.
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Famous As: Regent of Kievan Rus
Birthdate: 0915 AD
Birthplace: Pskov, Russia
Died: July 11, 0969

 15 Budai

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

 16 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

 17 Hugh Capet

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

 18 Eadred

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

 19 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

 20 Igor of Kiev

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

 21 Eric Bloodaxe

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

 22 Al-Farabi

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

 23 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

 24 Gisela of France

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

 25 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

 26 Pampa

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

 27 Al-Tabari

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

 28 Æthelred, Lord of the Mercians

Æthelred, Lord of the Mercians
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: 0833 AD
Birthplace: -
Died: 0911 AD

 29 Freydís Eiríksdóttir

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

 30 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

 31 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

 32 Hugh the Great

Hugh the Great
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Famous As: Duke
Birthdate: 0898 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 16, 0956

 33 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

 34 Olaf Tryggvason

Olaf Tryggvason
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0963 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: September 9, 1000

 35 Poppa of Bayeux

Poppa of Bayeux
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Mother of William I Longsword
Birthdate: 0880 AD
Birthplace: Bayeux, West Francia

 36 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

 37 Sebüktigin

Sebüktigin
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0942 AD
Birthplace: Barskhan, Afghanistan
Died: August 5, 0997

 38 Louis V of France

Louis V of France
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0967 AD
Birthplace: France
Died: May 21, 0987

 39 Nikephoros II Phokas

Nikephoros II Phokas
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Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: 0912 AD
Birthplace: Cappadocia, Turkey
Died: December 11, 0969

 40 Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor

Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor
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Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: June 30, 0980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kessel, Germany
Died: January 23, 1002

 41 Ibn Hazm

Ibn Hazm
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Famous As: muhaddith, writer, philosopher
Birthdate: November 7, 0994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Córdoba
Died: August 15, 1064

 42 Gunnhild, Mother of Kings

Gunnhild, Mother of Kings
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Famous As: Historical figure
Birthdate: 0910 AD
Birthplace: Jutland, Denmark
Died: 0980 AD

 43 Egill Skallagrímsson

Egill Skallagrímsson
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 0910 AD
Birthplace: Borg á Mýrum, Borgarnes, Iceland
Died: 0990 AD

 44 Radbot, Count of Habsburg

Radbot, Count of Habsburg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Graf (Count) of the county of Klettgau
Birthdate: 0985 AD
Died: 1045 AD

 45 Hywel Dda

Hywel Dda
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Famous As: Welsh ruler
Birthdate: 0880 AD
Birthplace: United Kingdom
Died: 0948 AD

 46 Matsyendra

Matsyendra
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Religious leader
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Kamarupa, India

 47 John I Tzimisces

John I Tzimisces
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Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: 0925 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: January 10, 0976

 48 Taira no Masakado

Taira no Masakado
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Samurai
Birthdate: 0903 AD
Birthplace: Japan
Died: March 25, 0940

 49 Birka female Viking warrior

Birka female Viking warrior
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Warrior
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sweden

 50 Al-Ash'ari

Al-Ash'ari
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: 0874 AD
Birthplace: Basrah, Iraq
Died: 0936 AD