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

AvicennaAvicenna
0980 AD
Persian Plymath

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

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

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

Basil IIBasil II
0958 AD, Turkish
Byzantine Emperor

Eric BloodaxeEric Bloodaxe
0885 AD, Norwegian
King

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
Brian BoruBrian Boru
0941 AD, Irish
King

Æthelred, Lord of the MerciansÆthelred, Lord of the Mercians
0833 AD, British
Political leader
Stephen I of HungaryStephen I of Hungary
0975 AD, Hungarian
Grand Prince

Olaf II of NorwayOlaf II of Norway
0995 AD, Norwegian
King of Norway

Thorfinn KarlsefniThorfinn Karlsefni
0980 AD, Icelander
Explorer
FerdowsiFerdowsi
0940 AD, Iranian
Poet

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Pope John XIIPope John XII
0937 AD, Italian
Pope
Igor of KievIgor of Kiev
0877 AD, Russian
Ruler

Al-TabariAl-Tabari
0839 AD, Iranian
Scholar

TughrilTughril
0990 AD, Iranian
King

Sviatoslav I of KievSviatoslav I of Kiev
0943 AD, Ukrainian
Prince
Yaroslav the WiseYaroslav the Wise
0978 AD, Ukrainian
Prince
Bao ZhengBao Zheng
11 April 0999, Chinese
Judge

Hugh the GreatHugh the Great
0898 AD, French
Duke

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

Ibn HazmIbn Hazm
07 November 0994, Spanish
muhaddith, writer, philosopher
Constantine VIIConstantine VII
18 May 0905, Turkish
Emperor

Olaf TryggvasonOlaf Tryggvason
0963 AD, Norwegian
King

Hywel DdaHywel Dda
0880 AD, Welsh
Welsh ruler

Pope Sylvester IIPope Sylvester II
0946 AD, French
Scholar

Otto III, Holy Roman EmperorOtto III, Holy Roman Emperor
30 June 0980, German, Italian
Emperor
Conrad II, Holy Roman EmperorConrad II, Holy Roman Emperor
0990 AD, German
Holy Roman emperor

AbhinavaguptaAbhinavagupta
0950 AD, Indian
Philosopher
Guido of ArezzoGuido of Arezzo
0991 AD, Italian
Music theorist

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

Nikephoros II PhokasNikephoros II Phokas
0912 AD, Turkish
Emperor
Abijah of JudahAbijah of Judah
Israeli
King

Bolesław I the BraveBolesław I the Brave
0967 AD, Polish
Duke of Poland
Al-MutanabbiAl-Mutanabbi
0915 AD, Iraqi
Poet

AlmanzorAlmanzor
0938 AD, Spanish
Military leader

Egill SkallagrímssonEgill Skallagrímsson
0910 AD, Icelander
Poet

AsserAsser
Welsh
Monk

Leofric, Earl of MerciaLeofric, Earl of Mercia
14 May 0968, British
Earl of Mercia
Radbot, Count of HabsburgRadbot, Count of Habsburg
0985 AD, Austrian
Graf (Count) of the county of Klettgau

MatsyendraMatsyendra
Indian
Religious leader

Abu Mansur al-MaturidiAbu Mansur al-Maturidi
0853 AD, Uzbekistan
Jurist

Abd al-Rahman IIIAbd al-Rahman III
07 January 0891, Spanish
Caliph
Sei ShōnagonSei Shōnagon
0966 AD, Japanese
Writer

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

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

Taira no MasakadoTaira no Masakado
0903 AD, Japanese
Samurai
Kenneth II of ScotlandKenneth II of Scotland
0932 AD, Scottish
King

AethelflaedAethelflaed
0869 AD, British
Anglo-Saxon ruler
Adalbert of PragueAdalbert of Prague
0956 AD, Czech
Missionary

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

Pope Leo VIIIPope Leo VIII
0915 AD, Italian
Pope
Pope John XIPope John XI
0910 AD, Italian
Bishop

Symeon the New TheologianSymeon the New Theologian
0949 AD, Turkish
Monk
Hamza ibn Ali ibn AhmadHamza ibn Ali ibn Ahmad
0985 AD, Iranian
Religious leader

Pope Gregory VPope Gregory V
0972 AD, German, Italian
Pope

Harald GreycloakHarald Greycloak
0935 AD, Norwegian
King

Conrad I of GermanyConrad I of Germany
0090 AD, German
King
Amlaíb CuaránAmlaíb Cuarán
0927 AD, British
Warrior
Ælfric of EynshamÆlfric of Eynsham
0955 AD, British
Abbot

Haakon SigurdssonHaakon Sigurdsson
0937 AD, Norwegian
Ruler

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

Boleslaus I, Duke of BohemiaBoleslaus I, Duke of Bohemia
0915 AD, Czech
Ruler
Pope LandoPope Lando
Italian
Pope

Sancho III of PamplonaSancho III of Pamplona
0994 AD, Spanish
King

Pope Benedict VPope Benedict V
Italian
Pope

HrotsvithaHrotsvitha
0935 AD, German
playwright, hagiographer, poet, writer

Arnulf I, Count of FlandersArnulf I, Count of Flanders
0890 AD, French
Arnulf of Flanders
Li QingzhaoLi Qingzhao
13 March 1084, Chinese
Poet

Al-HallajAl-Hallaj
0858 AD, Iranian, Persian
Poet
Al-MuktafiAl-Muktafi
0877 AD, Iraqi
Ruler

Kenneth III of ScotlandKenneth III of Scotland
0966 AD, Scottish
King
Pope John XIIIPope John XIII
Italian
Pope
Samuel ibn NaghrillahSamuel ibn Naghrillah
0993 AD, Spanish
Politician