Famous People Of The 10th Century

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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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Homer
(Ancient Greek Author Who is Considered One of the Greatest and Most Influential Authors of All Time)
Homer
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0928 AD
Birthplace: Ionia, Greece
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Leif Erikson
(First European to reach North America)
Leif Erikson
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Birthdate: 0970 AD
Birthplace: Iceland
Died: 1020 AD
 3 
Lady Godiva
(11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman)
Lady Godiva
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Birthdate: 0980 AD
Birthplace: Mercia
Died: 1067 AD
 4 
Avicenna
(Persian polymath the most significant physiciansand writers of the Islamic Golden Age, and the father of early modern medicine.)
Avicenna
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Birthdate: 0980 AD
Birthplace: Afshona, Uzbekistan
Died: May 31, 1037
 5 
Erik the Red
(Norwegian Explorer and Founder of the First Settlement in Greenland)
Erik the Red
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0950 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: 1003 AD
 6 
David
(King of Israel from 1010 to 970 BCE)
David
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Birthdate: 1040 AD
Birthplace: Bethlehem, Israel
Died: 0970 AD
 7 
Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī
(Iranian Scholar, Scientist and Polymath)
Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī
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Birthdate: 0973 AD
Birthplace: Beruni, Uzbekistan
Died: 1050 AD
 8 
Cnut the Great
(King of Denmark)
Cnut the Great
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Birthdate: 0990 AD
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: November 12, 1035
 9 
Mahmud of Ghazni
(Sultan of the Ghaznavid Empire from 998 to 1030)
Mahmud of Ghazni
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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
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 0965 AD
Birthplace: Basrah, Iraq
Died: 1040 AD
 11 
Edgar the Peaceful
(King of England)
Edgar the Peaceful
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Birthdate: August 7, 0942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: July 8, 0975
 12 
Vladimir the Great
(Prince of Novgorod, Grand Prince of Kiev)
Vladimir the Great
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0958 AD
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
Died: July 15, 1015
 13 
Edmund Ironside
(King of the English from 23 April to 30 November 1016)
Edmund Ironside
2
Birthdate: 0990 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: November 30, 1016
 14 
Sweyn Forkbeard
(King of Denmark)
Sweyn Forkbeard
1
Birthdate: April 17, 0963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: February 10, 1014
 15 
Harald I of Norway
(King of Norway)
Harald I of Norway
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Birthdate: 0850 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: 0932 AD
 16 
Harald Bluetooth
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Birthdate: 0910 AD
Birthplace: Jelling, Denmark
Died: 0986 AD
 17 
Edward the Martyr
(King of England)
Edward the Martyr
0
Birthdate: 0962 AD
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: March 18, 0978
 18 
Ferdowsi
(Persian Poet and One of the Most Influential Figures of Persian Literature)
Ferdowsi
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0940 AD
Birthplace: Tous, Iran
Died: 1020 AD
 19 
Al-Farabi
(Philosopher)
Al-Farabi
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Birthdate: 0872 AD
Birthplace: Farab
Died: 0950 AD
 20 
Athelstan
(King of England)
Athelstan
5
Birthdate: 0894 AD
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: October 27, 0939
 21 
Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor
(Holy Roman Emperor (962 - 973))
Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor
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Birthdate: November 23, 0912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wallhausen, Germany
Died: May 7, 0973
 22 
Al-Zahrawi
(Physician, Surgeon, Chemist and Founder of Medieval Surgical and Medical Instruments)
Al-Zahrawi
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 0936 AD
Birthplace: Córdoba, Spain
Died: 1013 AD
 23 
Budai
(Buddhist monk)
Budai
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Birthplace: China
Died: 0916 BC
 24 
Raja Raja Chola I
(Chola Emperor Who was the Most Powerful King in South India During His Reign)
Raja Raja Chola I
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Birthdate: 0947 AD
Died: 1014 AD
 25 
Murasaki Shikibu
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0973 AD
Birthplace: Kyoto
Died: 1014 AD
 26 
Yaroslav the Wise
3
Birthdate: 0978 AD
Birthplace: Ukraine
Died: February 20, 1054
 27 
Eric Bloodaxe
(King of Norway from 931 to 933)
Eric Bloodaxe
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Birthplace: Svanoya, Norway
Died: 0954 AD
 28 
Olaf II of Norway
(King of Norway)
Olaf II of Norway
1
Birthdate: 0995 AD
Birthplace: Ringerike, Norway
Died: July 29, 1030
 29 
Edwy of England
(King of England (955-959))
Edwy of England
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Birthdate: 0941 AD
Birthplace: Wessex, England
Died: October 1, 0959
 30 
Oleg of Novgorod
(Grand Prince of Kiev From 882 to 912)
Oleg of Novgorod
3
Birthdate: 0845 AD
Birthplace: Russia
Died: 0912 AD
 31 
Constantine VII
2
Birthdate: May 18, 0905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: November 9, 0959
 32 
Al-Tabari
(Iranian Historian and Educator)
Al-Tabari
3
Birthdate: 0839 AD
Birthplace: Āmol, Iran
Died: February 17, 0923
 33 
Edward the Elder
(King of Wessex)
Edward the Elder
3
Birthdate: 0874 AD
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: July 17, 0924
 34 
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
 35 
Emma of Normandy
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Birthdate: 0984 AD
Birthplace: Normandy, France
Died: March 6, 1052
 36 
Thorfinn Karlsefni
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0980 AD
Birthplace: Iceland
 37 
Sabuktigin
(The Founder of the Ghaznavid Dynasty)
Sabuktigin
1
Birthdate: 0942 AD
Birthplace: Barskhan, Afghanistan
Died: August 5, 0997
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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
 39 
Olga of Kiev
3
Birthplace: Pskov, Russia
Died: July 11, 0969
 40 
Ibn Hazm
(muhaddith, writer, philosopher)
Ibn Hazm
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Birthdate: November 7, 0994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Córdoba
Died: August 15, 1064
 41 
Hugh Capet
(King of the Franks from 987 to 996)
Hugh Capet
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Birthdate: 0939 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 14, 0996
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Guido of Arezzo
(Italian Pedagogue and Music Theorist Who Invented the Modern Staff Notation)
Guido of Arezzo
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 0991 AD
Birthplace: Arezzo, Italy
Died: 1033 AD
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Æthelflæd
(Lady of the Mercians (911–918 AD))
Æthelflæd
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Birthdate: 0870 AD
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: June 12, 0918
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Clement of Ohrid
(The First Bishop of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church Who Inspired Slavs to Follow Christianity)
Clement of Ohrid
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Macedonia Greece, Greece
Died: July 27, 0916
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Ahmad ibn Fadlan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0879 AD
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: 0960 AD
 46 
Al-Mutanabbi
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0915 AD
Birthplace: Kufa, Iraq
Died: September 3, 0965
 47 
Al-Masudi
(Historian)
Al-Masudi
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Birthdate: 0896 AD
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: August 31, 0956
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Brian Boru
0
Birthdate: 0941 AD
Birthplace: Killaloe, Ireland
Died: April 23, 1014
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Al-Hallaj
(Iranian Poet and Saint)
Al-Hallaj
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0858 AD
Birthplace: Fars Province, Iran
Died: March 26, 0922
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Rehoboam
(King of Judah (c. 931–913 BCE))
Rehoboam
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Birthdate: 0972 AD
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Died: 0913 AD