The following is a list of notable world figures who died on February 10.

  1. 1126 - William IX, Duke of Aquitaine, poet (b. 1071)
  2. 1162 - King Baldwin III of Jerusalem (b. 1130)
  3. 1242 - Emperor Shijo of Japan (b. 1231)
  4. 1278 - Margaret II of Flanders (b. 1202)
  5. 1576 - Guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (b. 1532)
  6. 1686 - William Dugdale, English antiquarian (b. 1605)
  7. 1722 - Bartholomew Roberts, Welsh pirate (b. 1682)
  8. 1755 - Montesquieu, French writer (b. 1689)
  9. 1758 - Thomas Ripley, English architect
  10. 1782 - Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (b. 1702)
  11. 1829 - Pope Leo XII (b. 1760)
  12. 1837 - Aleksandr Pushkin, Russian poet and novelist (b. 1799)
  13. 1857 - David Thompson, Canadian explorer (b. 1770)
  14. 1865 - Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (b. 1804)
  15. 1891 - Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1850)
  16. 1904 - John A. Roche, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1844)
  17. 1912 - Joseph Lister, British surgeon (b. 1827)
  18. 1917 - John William Waterhouse, Italian-born artist (b. 1849)
  19. 1918 - Abdul Hamid II Ottoman Sultan (b. 1842)
  20. 1918 - Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1833)
  21. 1923 - Wilhelm Röntgen, German physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1845)
  22. 1932 - Edgar Wallace, English novelist and screenwriter (b. 1875)
  23. 1939 - Pope Pius XI (b. 1857)
  24. 1950 - Marcel Mauss, French sociologist (b. 1872)
  25. 1957 - Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author (b. 1867)
  26. 1960 - Aloysius Stepinac, Croatian cardinal (b. 1898)
  27. 1964 - Eugen Sänger, Austrian aerospace engineer (b. 1905)
  28. 1966 - Billy Rose, American composer and band leader (b. 1899)
  29. 1984 - David Von Erich, professional wrestler (b. 1958)
  30. 1985 - Johnny Mokan, baseball player (b. 1895)
  31. 1987 - Syed Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi, Pakistani painter, calligrapher and artist (b. 1930)
  32. 1992 - Alex Haley, American author (b. 1921)
  33. 1993 - Fred Hollows, Australian ophthalmologist (b. 1929)
  34. 2000 - Jim Varney, American actor (b. 1949)
  35. 2001 - Abraham Beame, Mayor of New York City (b. 1906)
  36. 2002 - Traudl Junge, Hitler's secretary (b. 1920)
  37. 2003 - Edgar de Evia, American photographer (b. 1910)
  38. 2003 - Curt Hennig, American professional wrestler (b. 1958)
  39. 2003 - Clark MacGregor, United States Congressman from Minnesota (b. 1922)
  40. 2003 - Al Ruffo, Mayor of San Jose, California (b. 1908)
  41. 2003 - Ron Ziegler, American press secretary to Richard Nixon (b. 1939)
  42. 2005 - Arthur Miller, American playwright (b. 1915)
  43. 2006 - J Dilla, Rapper/Producer, former member of Slum Village (b. 1974)