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.
Leif EriksonLeif Erikson
0970 AD, Icelander
First European to reach North America
Lady GodivaLady Godiva
0980 AD, British
11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman

AvicennaAvicenna
0980 AD
Persian Plymath

Edward the ElderEdward the Elder
0874 AD, British
King of Wessex

Mahmud of GhazniMahmud of Ghazni
02 November 0971, Afghan
Ruler of the Ghaznavid Dynasty

Olga of KievOlga of Kiev
0915 AD, Russian
Regent of Kievan Rus
Edmund IronsideEdmund Ironside
0989 AD, British
King of England

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

Edgar the PeacefulEdgar the Peaceful
07 August 0942, British
King of England

Edward the MartyrEdward the Martyr
0962 AD, British
King of England
Otto I, Holy Roman EmperorOtto I, Holy Roman Emperor
23 November 0912, German
Emperor

Basil IIBasil II
0958 AD, Turkish
Byzantine Emperor
Al-FarabiAl-Farabi
0872 AD, Afghan
Philosopher

Murasaki ShikibuMurasaki Shikibu
0973 AD, Japanese
Novelist

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
AthelstanAthelstan
0894 AD, British
King of England

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

Edwy of EnglandEdwy of England
0940 AD, British
King of England
FerdowsiFerdowsi
0940 AD, Iranian
poet, writer

Stephen I of HungaryStephen I of Hungary
0967 AD, Hungarian
Former Grand Prince of the Hungarians
Yaroslav the WiseYaroslav the Wise
0978 AD, Ukrainian
Prince

Pope Sylvester IIPope Sylvester II
0940 AD, French
astronomer, mathematician, politician, cleric,

Bao ZhengBao Zheng
11 April 0999, Chinese
Judge

Ibn HazmIbn Hazm
07 November 0994, Spanish
muhaddith, writer, philosopher
Hugh the GreatHugh the Great
0898 AD, French
Duke
Radbot, Count of HabsburgRadbot, Count of Habsburg
0985 AD, Austrian
Graf (Count) of the county of Klettgau

TughrilTughril
0990 AD, Iranian
King

Egill SkallagrímssonEgill Skallagrímsson
0910 AD, Icelander
Poet

Haakon the GoodHaakon the Good
0920 AD, Norwegian
King
Abd al-Rahman IIIAbd al-Rahman III
07 January 0891, Spanish
Caliph

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Malcolm I of ScotlandMalcolm I of Scotland
0900 AD, Scottish
King of Alba

Symeon the New TheologianSymeon the New Theologian
0949 AD, Turkish
Monk

Kenneth II of ScotlandKenneth II of Scotland
0932 AD, Scottish
King

Adelaide of ItalyAdelaide of Italy
0931 AD, French
Holy Roman Empress
HrotsvithaHrotsvitha
0935 AD, German
playwright, hagiographer, poet, writer

Pope Benedict VIIIPope Benedict VIII
Italian
 
Taira no MasakadoTaira no Masakado
0903 AD, Japanese
Samurai

Berengar II of ItalyBerengar II of Italy
0900 AD, Italian
King

Li QingzhaoLi Qingzhao
13 March 1084, Chinese
Poet
Pope John XVIIPope John XVII
Italian
 

Pope Sergius IVPope Sergius IV
Italian
 
PampaPampa
0902 AD, Indian
Poet

Constantine IX MonomachusConstantine IX Monomachus
1000 AD, Ancient Roman
Byzantine Emperor

SebüktiginSebüktigin
0942 AD, Afghan
King

Saint AelfheahSaint Aelfheah
0954 AD, British
Saint

Romanus III ArgyrusRomanus III Argyrus
0968 AD, Greek, Turkish
Byzantine emperor
Saint Gregory NarekatziSaint Gregory Narekatzi
0950 AD, Armenian
Poet

Oldřich, Duke of BohemiaOldřich, Duke of Bohemia
0975 AD, Czech
Duke of Bohemia