Died On February 10th

Discover the most famous people who died on February 10. The list includes people like Arthur Miller, Shirley Temple, Montesquieu, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Roy Scheider. Famous personalities featured on this list, include physicists, philosophers, soldiers and actors and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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Shirley Temple
(Actress, 27th United States Ambassador to Czechoslovakia)
Shirley Temple
58
Birthdate: April 23, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: 2014

After starting her film career at the age of three, Shirley Temple went on to become Hollywood's highest-grossing child actress from 1935 to 1938. She is the epitome of popular child stars who lose their charm as they grow up. Despite failing as an adult actress, she is ranked 18th in the greatest female screen legends of Classic Hollywood list.

 2 
Laura Ingalls Wilder
(American Author Known for Her Children's Book Series ‘Little House on the Prairie’)
Laura Ingalls Wilder
18
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 7, 1867
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pepin County, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 1957
Laura Ingalls Wilder authored the iconic Little House children’s book series, including the novel Little House on the Prairie, based on her family’s life in Wisconsin, which was later adapted for many stage and screen versions. She is also known for her autobiography, Pioneer Girl, and many posthumously published books.
 3 
Arthur Miller
(Playwright Best Known for His Plays “All My Sons,” “Death of a Salesman” and “The Crucible”)
Arthur Miller
17
Birthdate: October 17, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, United States
Died: 2005

Arthur Miller was an American essayist and playwright. Miller is credited with creating popular plays, such as Death of a Salesman, which is widely regarded as one of the best American plays of the 20th century. Thanks to his illustrious career, which spanned more than 70 years, Arthur Miller is regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest dramatists.

 4 
Roy Scheider
(One of the Most Unique and Distinguished of all Hollywood Actors)
Roy Scheider
10
Birthdate: November 10, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: City of Orange, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2008
Roy Scheider is best remembered as Martin Brody from Jaws and its sequel. Fans also loved him in his Oscar-nominated roles in The French Connection and All That Jazz, and as Nathan Bridger in the sci-fi series seaQuest DSV. He had been an amateur boxer and an air force captain. 
 5 
Jim Varney
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Broadly Comedic Role as ‘Ernest P. Worrell’)
Jim Varney
31
Birthdate: June 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2000
Jim Varney is best known for playing the iconic character Ernest Worrell in countless commercials, and later in a movie franchise, and a series named Hey, Vern, It's Ernest!, which earned him an Emmy. He also appeared in The Beverly Hillbillies and voiced Slinky Dog in the Toy Story films.
 6 
Montesquieu
(Political Philosopher Who Gave the Doctrine of 'Separation of Powers')
Montesquieu
4
Birthdate: January 18, 1689
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: La Brède, France
Died: 1755

French Enlightenment political philosopher, historian, judge, and man of letters Montesquieu remains the main source of the separation of powers system that is followed in many constitutions across the globe. His treatise The Spirit of the Laws on political theory greatly influenced work of many others, including drafting of the U.S. Constitution by the founding fathers of the United States.

 7 
Alex Haley
(Writer)
Alex Haley
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 11, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ithaca, New York, United States
Died: 1992
 8 
Hal Moore
(Former lieutenant colonel in command of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, at the Battle of Ia Drang in 1965, during the American War in Vietnam)
Hal Moore
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 13, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bardstown, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2017
 9 
Wilhelm Rontgen
(German Mechanical Engineer and Winner of the 1901 Nobel Prize in Physics)
Wilhelm Rontgen
5
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: March 27, 1845
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lennep, Remscheid, Germany
Died: 1923

Wilhelm Rontgen was a German physicist and mechanical engineer. He is best remembered for producing and detecting X-rays for which he was honored with the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901. His discovery of X-rays remains one of the greatest achievements in the field of medical science.

 10 
Joseph Lister
(British Medical Scientist and a Pioneer in the Field of Antiseptic Medicine and Surgery)
Joseph Lister
3
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 5, 1827
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Upton House, West Ham, England
Died: 1912

British surgeon Joseph Lister was a pioneer of antiseptic medicine usage and made a huge contribution to the development of preventive medicine for bacterial infection. His achievements have been honored by many, such as the makers of Listerine antiseptic and mouthwash, who named their product after him.

 11 
Sweyn Forkbeard
(King of Denmark)
Sweyn Forkbeard
2
Birthdate: April 17, 0963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: 1014
 12 
Lewis Arquette
3
Birthdate: December 14, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2001
 13 
Abdul Hamid II
(Sultan of the Ottoman Empire)
Abdul Hamid II
15
Birthdate: September 21, 1842
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Istanbul Eyalet
Died: 1918
 14 
Mike Ilitch
(Former Entrepreneur, Founder of Little Caesars)
Mike Ilitch
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 2017
 15 
Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley
(King Consort of Scotland (1565-1567))
Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley
2
Birthdate: December 7, 1545
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Temple Newsam, Yorkshire, England
Died: 1567
Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley was the great-grandson of King Henry VII of England. As the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, he reigned as the king of Scotland from 1565 till his murder in 1567. His son ruled as King James VI of Scotland and I of England.
 16 
Fred Hollows
(New Zealand-Australian Ophthalmologist and Philanthropist)
Fred Hollows
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dunedin, New Zealand
Died: 1993

Fred Hollows became a renowned name in the field of ophthalmology after helping thousands of people see by restoring their sight. Born in New Zealand, Hollows later became an Australian citizen. He had initially aspired to join the clergy but had decided against it after visiting a mental institution.

 17 
Dave Van Ronk
(Former folk singer who who was an important figure during the acoustic folk revival of the 1960s)
Dave Van Ronk
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2002
 18 
Edgar Wallace
(Multi-genre writer who is most famous for King Kong and the J. G. Reeder detective series)
Edgar Wallace
0
Birthdate: April 1, 1875
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Greenwich, Kent, England, united Kingdom
Died: 1932
 19 
Claude Bernard
(Physiologist)
Claude Bernard
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 12, 1813
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Julien, France
Died: 1878

Claude Bernard was a French physiologist whose scientific experiments led to several important discoveries. He is credited with coining the phrase milieu intérieur, which refers to the extracellular fluid (ECF) environment. He also pioneered the use of a blinded experiment to eliminate various experimental biases.

 20 
Jan-Michael Vincent
(Best Known as Helicopter Pilot Aviator Stringfellow Hawke in the TV Series ‘Airwolf’)
Jan-Michael Vincent
17
Birthdate: July 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Died: 2019

Jan-Michael Vincent was an American actor who contributed to the success of the popular military drama TV series Airwolf in which he portrayed helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke. Jan-Michael Vincent struggled with alcoholism and drug abuse throughout his life; he often found himself on the wrong side of the law due to his alcohol-related arrests.

 21 
Pitirim Sorokin
(Sociologist and Political Activist)
Pitirim Sorokin
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 21, 1889
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: nyazhpogostsky District, Russia
Died: 1968

Pitirim Sorokin was a Russian-American political activist and sociologist best remembered for his immense contribution to the social cycle theory. His life and work have played an influential role in the life of popular American historian and scholar, Allan Carlson. Among other prominent personalities who have been influenced by Sorokin's work is American politician and 48th Vice President Michael Pence.

 22 
David Brewster
(Scientist)
David Brewster
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 11, 1781
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jedburgh, Scotland
Died: 1868

David Brewster was a British scientist, inventor, and author. He conducted many experiments in physical optics, especially concerned with the study of the polarization of light. Fellow scientist William Whewell dubbed him the "father of modern experimental optics." He was also a pioneer in photography and invented an improved stereoscope. He wrote numerous works of popular science as well. 

 23 
Billy Rose
(Impresario)
Billy Rose
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 6, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1966
 24 
David Thompson
(Canadian Fur Trader, Surveyor and Cartographer)
David Thompson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 30, 1770
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Westminster, England
Died: 1857

David Thompson was a British-Canadian explorer, fur trader, and surveyor. He was known to some native peoples as Koo-Koo-Sint or "the Stargazer". He traveled over 90,000 kilometers (56,000 mi) across North America over the course of his career and established a successful fur trade. He was married to a Metis woman and had numerous children. 

 25 
Ron Leavitt
(Screenwriter, Film producer)
Ron Leavitt
1
Birthdate: November 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2008
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 26 
Jean Monet
(Chemist)
Jean Monet
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 8, 1867
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 1914
 27 
Judith Leyster
(Painter)
Judith Leyster
1
Birthdate: July 28, 1609
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
Died: 1660
 28 
Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier
(Chemist)
Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 20, 1758
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montbrison, France
Died: 1836

At 13, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier had married lawyer and chemist Antoine Lavoisier. Her mastery of English helped her assist her husband communicate with his collaborators. She also illustrated her husband’s books and eventually negotiated with Joseph Priestley, on his behalf, over the naming of oxygen, which Priestley had discovered.

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William IX, Duke of Aquitaine
(Duke)
William IX, Duke of Aquitaine
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 22, 1071
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: France
Died: 1127
 30 
Edvard Kardelj
(Politician)
Edvard Kardelj
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 27, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Died: 1979
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Pope Pius XI
4
Birthdate: May 31, 1857
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Desio, Italy
Died: 1939

A man who believed in the motto “The peace of Christ in the kingdom of Christ,” Pope Pius XI was also an avid scholar. His reign witnessed the rise of Benito Mussolini and the signing of the Lateran Treaty, which recognized Vatican City as an independent nation state.

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Princess Feodora of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
(Princess)
Princess Feodora of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 7, 1839
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
Died: 1872
 33 
Heinrich Lenz
(Russian Physicist Best Known for Formulating 'Lenz's Law')
Heinrich Lenz
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 12, 1804
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tartu
Died: 1865

Heinrich Lenz was a Russian physicist best remembered for formulating Lenz's law in electrodynamics. Lenz started his career as a teacher and later became the Dean of Mathematics and Physics at the University of St. Petersburg. From 1863 until his demise in 1865, Heinrich Lenz served as a Rector at the institution.

 34 
Paul Monette
(Author)
Paul Monette
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 16, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1995
 35 
Hugh Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard
(Police Officer)
Hugh Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 3, 1873
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Taunton, England
Died: 1956
 36 
Marcel Mauss
(French Sociologist and Anthropologist Best Known for His Work on Social Exchange and Gift-Giving)
Marcel Mauss
1
Birthdate: May 10, 1872
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Épinal, Vosges, France
Died: 1950

Sociologist and anthropologist Marcel Mauss is regarded as the Father of French Ethnology. Shunning his family business, he became influenced by his uncle, sociologist Émile Durkheim. His best-known work remains Essai sur le don, or The Gift. He also influenced Claude Lévi-Strauss, who founded structural anthropology.

 37 
Wilhelm Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
(Prince)
Wilhelm Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 23, 1891
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Province of Schleswig-Holstein
Died: 1965
 38 
Norman Birkett, 1st Baron Birkett
(Judge, Politician, Lawyer, Barrister)
Norman Birkett, 1st Baron Birkett
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 6, 1883
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ulverston
Died: 1962

Initially a Methodist preacher and a cloth merchant, Norman Birkett later became a successful barrister and even served as the King’s Counsel. A Liberal Party politician, he had also been an MP from Nottingham East. Apart from being a High Court judge, he was also an alternate judge at the Nuremberg Trials

 39 
Dominic McGlinchey
(Irish National Liberation Army)
Dominic McGlinchey
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1954 AD
Birthplace: Bellaghy
Died: 1994
 40 
Eugene de Blaas
(Painter)
Eugene de Blaas
0
Birthdate: July 24, 1843
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Albano Laziale, Italy
Died: 1931
 41 
Lawrence Joseph Henderson
(American Physiologist Who Discovered the Chemical Means by Which Acid–Base Equilibria Are Maintained in Nature)
Lawrence Joseph Henderson
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 3, 1878
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lynn, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1942

A Harvard alumnus, Lawrence Joseph Henderson was associated with the Harvard Medical School for almost four decades. His chief contribution as a biochemist was his proposal of the Henderson–Hasselbalch equation, which calculates the acid–base equilibria of substances. He also penned the iconic work The Fitness of the Environment.

 42 
Paul Mounet
(Actor)
Paul Mounet
0
Birthdate: October 5, 1847
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bergerac, France
Died: 1922
 43 
Jim Pepper
(Composer)
Jim Pepper
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Salem, Oregon, United States
Died: 1992
 44 
Vernon A. Walters
(Army officer)
Vernon A. Walters
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 3, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2002
 45 
Emperor Wenzong of Tang
(Emperor of Tang dynasty)
Emperor Wenzong of Tang
0
Birthdate: November 20, 0809
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chang'an, China
Died: 0840
 46 
Buddy Tate
(Saxophonist)
Buddy Tate
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 22, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sherman, Texas, United States
Died: 2001
 47 
Kōji Kitao
(Japanese Professional Sumo Wrestler and Professional Wrestler)
Kōji Kitao
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tsu, Mie, Japan
Died: 2019
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 48 
Pope Leo XII
(Pope)
Pope Leo XII
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 2, 1760
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Genga, Italy
Died: 1829
 49 
Trevor Bailey
(England Test Cricketer, Cricket Writer and Broadcaster)
Trevor Bailey
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 3, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Westcliff-on-Sea, England
Died: 2011
 50 
Scholastica
(Saint)
Scholastica
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 2, 0480
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nursia, Umbria, Italy
Died: 0543