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 
Homer
(Author)

Homer
16
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0928 BC
Birthplace: Ionia, Greece

 2 
Leif Erikson
(First European to reach North America)

Leif Erikson
12
Birthdate: 0970 AD
Birthplace: Iceland
Died: 1020 AD

 3 
Lady Godiva
(11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman)

Lady Godiva
1
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
5
Birthdate: 0980 AD
Birthplace: Afshona, Uzbekistan
Died: May 31, 1037

 5 
Erik the Red
(Explorer)

Erik the Red
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0950 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: 1003 AD

 6 
Athelstan
(King of England)

Athelstan
0
Birthdate: 0894 AD
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: October 27, 0939

 7 
Cnut the Great
(King of Denmark)

Cnut the Great
0
Birthdate: 0990 AD
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: November 12, 1035
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Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī
10
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 0973 AD
Birthplace: Beruni, Uzbekistan
Died: 1050 AD

 9 
Mahmud of Ghazni
(Sultan of the Ghaznavid Empire (998-1030))

Mahmud of Ghazni
17
Birthdate: November 2, 0971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ghazni, Afghanistan
Died: April 30, 1030

 10 
Ibn-al-Haytham
(Arab Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist of the Islamic Golden Age)

Ibn-al-Haytham
13
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 0965 AD
Birthplace: Basrah, Iraq
Died: 1040 AD

 11 
Edward the Elder
(King of Wessex)

Edward the Elder
0
Birthdate: 0874 AD
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: July 17, 0924

 12 
Edgar the Peaceful
(King of England)

Edgar the Peaceful
1
Birthdate: August 7, 0942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: July 8, 0975

 13 
Harald I of Norway
(King of Norway)

Harald I of Norway
1
Birthdate: 0850 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: 0932 AD

 14 

Harald Bluetooth
3
Birthdate: 0910 AD
Birthplace: Jelling, Denmark
Died: 0986 AD

 15 
Sweyn Forkbeard
(King of Denmark)

Sweyn Forkbeard
1
Birthdate: April 17, 0963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: February 10, 1014

 16 
Edmund Ironside
(King of England (1016))

Edmund Ironside
1
Birthdate: 0990 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: November 30, 1016

 17 
Vladimir the Great
(Prince of Novgorod, Grand Prince of Kiev)

Vladimir the Great
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0958 AD
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
Died: July 15, 1015

 18 
Al-Farabi
(Philosopher)

Al-Farabi
1
Birthdate: 0872 AD
Birthplace: Farab
Died: 0950 AD

 19 

Olga of Kiev
0
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Pskov, Russia
Died: July 11, 0969

 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
(Poet)

Ferdowsi
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0940 AD
Birthplace: Tous, Iran
Died: 1020 AD

 22 
Budai
(Buddhist monk)

Budai
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: China

 23 

Raja Raja Chola I
18
Birthdate: 0947 AD
Died: 1015 AD

 24 
Al-Zahrawi
(Physician, Surgeon)

Al-Zahrawi
20
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 0936 AD
Birthplace: Córdoba, Spain
Died: 1013 AD

 25 
Eric Bloodaxe
(King of Norway (931-933))

Eric Bloodaxe
5
Birthdate: 0885 AD
Birthplace: Svanoya, Norway
Died: 0954 AD

 26 
Edward the Martyr
(King of England)

Edward the Martyr
0
Birthdate: 0962 AD
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: March 18, 0978

 27 

Murasaki Shikibu
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0973 AD
Birthplace: Kyoto
Died: 1014 AD

 28 
Edwy of England
(King of England (955-959))

Edwy of England
1
Birthdate: 0941 AD
Birthplace: Wessex, England
Died: October 1, 0959

 29 
Oleg of Novgorod
(Rurikid prince)

Oleg of Novgorod
3
Birthdate: 0845 AD
Birthplace: Russia
Died: 0912 AD

 30 

Yaroslav the Wise
3
Birthdate: 0978 AD
Birthplace: Ukraine
Died: February 20, 1054

 31 
Al-Tabari
(Scholar)

Al-Tabari
3
Birthdate: 0839 AD
Birthplace: Āmol, Iran
Died: February 17, 0923

 32 

Constantine VII
2
Birthdate: May 18, 0905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: November 9, 0959

 33 
Olaf II of Norway
(King of Norway)

Olaf II of Norway
0
Birthdate: 0995 AD
Birthplace: Ringerike, Norway
Died: July 29, 1030

 34 

Pope John XII
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0937 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: May 14, 0964

 35 

Ahmad ibn Fadlan
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0879 AD
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: 0960 AD

 36 
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

 37 
Pope Silvester II
(Bishop of Rome Who Ruled the Papal States From 999 to His Death)

Pope Silvester II
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0946 AD
Birthplace: Saint-Simon, France
Died: May 12, 1003

 38 

Emma of Normandy
0
Birthdate: 0984 AD
Birthplace: Normandy, France
Died: March 6, 1052

 39 

Sebüktigin
1
Birthdate: 0942 AD
Birthplace: Barskhan, Afghanistan
Died: August 5, 0997

 40 

Al-Mutanabbi
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0915 AD
Birthplace: Kufa, Iraq
Died: September 3, 0965

Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor
0
Birthdate: 0915 AD, 0980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kessel, Germany
Died: January 23, 1002

 42 
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

 43 
Asser
(Monk)

Asser
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Wales
Died: 0909 AD

 44 
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

 45 

Pope Sergius III
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0860 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: April 14, 0911

 46 
Al-Masudi
(Historian)

Al-Masudi
0
Birthdate: 0896 AD
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: August 31, 0956

 47 

Ashurnasirpal II
0
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Birthplace: Neo-Assyrian Empire
Died: 0859 BC

 48 

Clement of Ohrid
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Macedonia Greece, Greece
Died: July 27, 0916

Saint Gregory Narekatzi
0
Birthdate: 0950 AD
Birthplace: Yemişlik, Turkey
Died: 1003 AD

 50 
Al-Hallaj
(Poet)

Al-Hallaj
1
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 0858 AD
Birthplace: Fars Province, Iran
Died: March 26, 0922