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.
AvicennaAvicenna
0980 AD
Persian Plymath
Leif EriksonLeif Erikson
0970 AD, Icelander
First European to reach North America

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

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

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

Mahmud of GhazniMahmud of Ghazni
02 November 0971, Afghan
Ruler of the Ghaznavid Dynasty
Edmund IronsideEdmund Ironside
0989 AD, British
King of England

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

Olga of KievOlga of Kiev
0915 AD, Russian
Regent of Kievan Rus
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

Raja Raja Chola IRaja Raja Chola I
0947 AD, Indian
Sovereign

Al-ZahrawiAl-Zahrawi
0936 AD, Spanish
Physician, Surgeon

Murasaki ShikibuMurasaki Shikibu
0973 AD, Japanese
Novelist
Oleg of NovgorodOleg of Novgorod
0879 AD, Ukrainian
Viking Prince

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
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

Hugh the GreatHugh the Great
0898 AD, French
Duke
Ibn HazmIbn Hazm
07 November 0994, Spanish
muhaddith, writer, philosopher

Haakon the GoodHaakon the Good
0920 AD, Norwegian
King

Abd al-Rahman IIIAbd al-Rahman III
07 January 0891, Spanish
Caliph
Adelaide of ItalyAdelaide of Italy
0931 AD, French
Holy Roman Empress

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TughrilTughril
0990 AD, Iranian
King
Egill SkallagrímssonEgill Skallagrímsson
0910 AD, Icelander
Poet

Abijah of JudahAbijah of Judah
Israeli
King

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

Symeon the New TheologianSymeon the New Theologian
0949 AD, Turkish
Monk
Kenneth II of ScotlandKenneth II of Scotland
0932 AD, Scottish
King
Harald GreycloakHarald Greycloak
0935 AD, Norwegian
King

Pope Benedict VIIIPope Benedict VIII
Italian
 

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

Taira no MasakadoTaira no Masakado
0903 AD, Japanese
Samurai
HrotsvithaHrotsvitha
0935 AD, German
playwright, hagiographer, poet, writer

Pope John XVIIPope John XVII
Italian
 

Pope Sergius IVPope Sergius IV
Italian
 

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

Samuel ibn NaghrillahSamuel ibn Naghrillah
0993 AD, Spanish
Politician
Haakon SigurdssonHaakon Sigurdsson
0937 AD, Norwegian
Ruler

Li QingzhaoLi Qingzhao
13 March 1084, Chinese
Poet
Kenneth III of ScotlandKenneth III of Scotland
0966 AD, Scottish
King

Arnulf I, Count of FlandersArnulf I, Count of Flanders
0890 AD, French
Arnulf of Flanders

Ludmila of BohemiaLudmila of Bohemia
0860 AD, Czech
Saint
Ngô QuyềnNgô Quyền
12 March 0897, Vietnamese
King

Sayf al-DawlaSayf al-Dawla
22 June 0916, Ancient Roman
King
PampaPampa
0902 AD, Indian
Poet

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

HrosvithaHrosvitha
0935 AD, German
Writer

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

Fulk III NerraFulk III Nerra
0970 AD, French
Count of Anjou
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