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.
Edward the ElderEdward the Elder
0874 AD, British
King of Wessex
AvicennaAvicenna
0980 AD
Persian Plymath

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

Edmund IronsideEdmund Ironside
0989 AD, British
King of England

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

Edward the MartyrEdward the Martyr
0962 AD, British
King of England
Mahmud of GhazniMahmud of Ghazni
02 November 0971, Afghan
Ruler of the Ghaznavid Dynasty

Lady GodivaLady Godiva
0980 AD, British
11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman

Erik the RedErik the Red
0950 AD, Icelander
First permanent European settler in Greenland
Oleg of NovgorodOleg of Novgorod
0879 AD, Ukrainian
Viking Prince

Olga of KievOlga of Kiev
0915 AD, Russian
Regent of Kievan Rus
Otto I, Holy Roman EmperorOtto I, Holy Roman Emperor
23 November 0912, German
Emperor

Eric BloodaxeEric Bloodaxe
0885 AD, Norwegian
King

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

AthelstanAthelstan
0894 AD, British
King of England

Abū Rayḥān al-BīrūnīAbū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī
05 September 0973, Iranian
Scholar
Ibn-al-HaythamIbn-al-Haytham
01 July 0965, Iraqi
Scientist, Physicist, Mathematician

Edwy of EnglandEdwy of England
0940 AD, British
King of England
Cnut the GreatCnut the Great
0990 AD, Danish
King of Denmark

Edmund IEdmund I
0921 AD, British
King

EadredEadred
0923 AD, British
King
Æthelred, Lord of the MerciansÆthelred, Lord of the Mercians
0833 AD, British
Political leader

FerdowsiFerdowsi
0940 AD, Iranian
Poet
TughrilTughril
0990 AD, Iranian
King

Hywel DdaHywel Dda
0880 AD, Welsh
Welsh ruler

Stephen I of HungaryStephen I of Hungary
0975 AD, Hungarian
Saint
Yaroslav the WiseYaroslav the Wise
0978 AD, Ukrainian
Prince

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Sviatoslav I of KievSviatoslav I of Kiev
0943 AD, Ukrainian
Prince
Al-Hakim bi-Amr AllahAl-Hakim bi-Amr Allah
03 August 0985, Egyptian
Historian

Olaf TryggvasonOlaf Tryggvason
0963 AD, Norwegian
King

Bao ZhengBao Zheng
11 April 0999, Chinese
Judge

Hugh the GreatHugh the Great
0898 AD, French
Duke
Constantine VIIConstantine VII
18 May 0905, Turkish
Emperor
Pope Sylvester IIPope Sylvester II
0940 AD, French
astronomer, mathematician, politician, cleric,

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

AsserAsser
Welsh
Monk

Guido of ArezzoGuido of Arezzo
0991 AD, Italian
Music theorist
AethelflaedAethelflaed
0869 AD, British
Anglo-Saxon ruler

Ibn HazmIbn Hazm
07 November 0994, Spanish
muhaddith, writer, philosopher

Egill SkallagrímssonEgill Skallagrímsson
0910 AD, Icelander
Poet

Bolesław I the BraveBolesław I the Brave
0967 AD, Polish
Duke of Poland

Abijah of JudahAbijah of Judah
Israeli
King
AbhinavaguptaAbhinavagupta
0950 AD, Indian
Philosopher

Berengar I of ItalyBerengar I of Italy
0845 AD, Italian
Holy Roman Emperor
Leofric, Earl of MerciaLeofric, Earl of Mercia
14 May 0968, British
Earl of Mercia

Nikephoros II PhokasNikephoros II Phokas
0912 AD, Turkish
Emperor

Saadia GaonSaadia Gaon
30 June 0882, Iraqi
Rabbi
Haakon the GoodHaakon the Good
0920 AD, Norwegian
King

AlmanzorAlmanzor
0938 AD, Spanish
Military leader
Al-MutanabbiAl-Mutanabbi
0915 AD, Iraqi
Poet

Abd al-Rahman IIIAbd al-Rahman III
07 January 0891, Spanish
Caliph

Radbot, Count of HabsburgRadbot, Count of Habsburg
0985 AD, Austrian
Graf (Count) of the county of Klettgau

Adelaide of ItalyAdelaide of Italy
0931 AD, French
Holy Roman Empress

Abu Mansur al-MaturidiAbu Mansur al-Maturidi
0853 AD, Uzbekistan
Jurist
Kenneth II of ScotlandKenneth II of Scotland
0932 AD, Scottish
King

Zhu WenZhu Wen
05 December 0852, Chinese
General

Taira no MasakadoTaira no Masakado
0903 AD, Japanese
Samurai

Malcolm I of ScotlandMalcolm I of Scotland
0900 AD, Scottish
King of Alba
Symeon the New TheologianSymeon the New Theologian
0949 AD, Turkish
Monk

Harald GreycloakHarald Greycloak
0935 AD, Norwegian
King
Li QingzhaoLi Qingzhao
13 March 1084, Chinese
Poet

Emperor ZhenzongEmperor Zhenzong
23 December 0968, Chinese
Emperor

Ælfric of EynshamÆlfric of Eynsham
0955 AD, British
Abbot
Boleslaus I, Duke of BohemiaBoleslaus I, Duke of Bohemia
0915 AD, Czech
Ruler

Berengar II of ItalyBerengar II of Italy
0900 AD, Italian
King
HrotsvithaHrotsvitha
0935 AD, German
playwright, hagiographer, poet, writer

Samuel ibn NaghrillahSamuel ibn Naghrillah
0993 AD, Spanish
Politician

Ismail SamaniIsmail Samani
30 April 0850, Persian
Sāmānid ruler
Haakon SigurdssonHaakon Sigurdsson
0937 AD, Norwegian
Ruler

Arnulf I, Count of FlandersArnulf I, Count of Flanders
0890 AD, French
Arnulf of Flanders
Ngô QuyềnNgô Quyền
12 March 0897, Vietnamese
King

Kenneth III of ScotlandKenneth III of Scotland
0966 AD, Scottish
King

Al-Aziz BillahAl-Aziz Billah
10 May 0955, Egyptian
Caliph

Ibn BabawayhIbn Babawayh
0923 AD, Iranian
Scholar
PampaPampa
0902 AD, Indian
Poet
AirlanggaAirlangga
0990 AD, Indonesian
King

Ludmila of BohemiaLudmila of Bohemia
0860 AD, Czech
Saint

Fujiwara no MichinagaFujiwara no Michinaga
0966 AD, Japanese
Statesman

Pope Sergius IVPope Sergius IV
Italian
Pope
Sayf al-DawlaSayf al-Dawla
22 June 0916, Ancient Roman
King

Hasdai ibn ShaprutHasdai ibn Shaprut
0915 AD, Spanish
Scholar

Humbert I, Count of SavoyHumbert I, Count of Savoy
0980 AD, French
Count

García Sánchez II of PamplonaGarcía Sánchez II of Pamplona
0964 AD, Spanish
King

Abu al-Faraj al-IsfahaniAbu al-Faraj al-Isfahani
0897 AD, Iranian
Historian
MiskawayhMiskawayh
0932 AD, Iranian
Official

Gershom ben JudahGershom ben Judah
0960 AD, French
Scholar
Antipope John XVIAntipope John XVI
0945 AD, Italian
Antipope

Hamza ibn Ali ibn AhmadHamza ibn Ali ibn Ahmad
0985 AD, Iranian
Religious leader
Oberto IOberto I
Italian
Count Palatine
Isaac Israeli ben SolomonIsaac Israeli ben Solomon
0832 AD, Egyptian
Physician