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

  1. 681 - Pope Agatho
  2. 1094 - Caliph Al-Mustansir of Cairo (b. 1029)
  3. 1276 - Pope Gregory X (bc. 1210)
  4. 1645 - William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1573)
  5. 1698 - Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French historian (b. 1637)
  6. 1707 - Philibert, comte de Gramont, French writer (b. 1621)
  7. 1754 - Edward Cave, English editor and publisher (b. 1691)
  8. 1761 - Edward Boscawen, British admiral (b. 1711)
  9. 1775 - Yemelyan Pugachev, Russian rebel
  10. 1777 - Spranger Barry, Irish actor (b. 1719)
  11. 1778 - Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist (b. 1707)
  12. 1794 - Georg Forster, German scientist and revolutionary (d. 1754)
  13. 1811 - Marie-Joseph Chénier, French poet (b. 1764)
  14. 1828 - François de Neufchâteau, French statesman and intellectual figure (b. 1750)
  15. 1833 - Adrien-Marie Legendre, French mathematician (b. 1752)
  16. 1851 - Karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal (b. 1775)
  17. 1862 - Samuel Colt, American inventor (b. 1814)
  18. 1866 - Pyotr Pletnyov, Russian poet (b. 1792)
  19. 1883 - Dr Samuel A. Mudd, American medical doctor (b. 1833)
  20. 1895 - Benjamin Godard, French composer (b. 1849)
  21. 1904 - Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (b. 1824)
  22. 1917 - William F. Cody, American frontiersman (b. 1846)
  23. 1934 - Marinus van der Lubbe, Dutch communist accused of setting the Reichstag fire (b. 1909)
  24. 1941 - Frank Bridge, English composer (b. 1879)
  25. 1941 - Sir John Lavery, Northern Irish artist (b. 1856)
  26. 1941 - Joe Penner, Hungarian-born comedian and actor (b. 1904)
  27. 1951 - Sinclair Lewis, American writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)
  28. 1951 - Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (b. 1890)
  29. 1957 - Gabriela Mistral, Chilean writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)
  30. 1961 - Dashiell Hammett, American writer (b. 1894)
  31. 1970 - Pavel Belyayev, cosmonaut (b. 1925)
  32. 1971 - Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer (b. 1883)
  33. 1972 - Aksel Larsen, Danish politician (b. 1897)
  34. 1976 - Howlin' Wolf, American musician (b. 1910)
  35. 1978 - Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal, Nicaraguan journalist (b. 1924)
  36. 1980 - George Meany, American labor leader (b. 1894)
  37. 1980 - Bo Rein, former college football coach at North Carolina State and LSU (b. 1945)
  38. 1980 - Hughie Critz, baseball player (b. 1900)
  39. 1981 - Katherine Alexander, American actress (b. 1898)
  40. 1981 - Richard Boone, American actor (b. 1917)
  41. 1981 - Fawn M. Brodie, American historian (b. 1915)
  42. 1982 - Paul Lynde, American comedian (b. 1926)
  43. 1986 - Jaroslav Seifert, Czech writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
  44. 1987 - Sir David Robinson, British philanthropist and entrepreneur (b. 1904)
  45. 1997 - Elspeth Huxley, British journalist and writer (b. 1907)
  46. 1997 - Sheldon Leonard, American producer, actor, and director (b. 1907)
  47. 1997 - Alexander R. Todd, Baron Todd, Scottish chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
  48. 2000 - Sam Jaffe, American producer (b. 1901)
  49. 2004 - Spalding Gray, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1941)
  50. 2004 - Alexandra Ripley, American author (b. 1934)
  51. 2005 - Gene Baylos, American comedian (b. 1906)
  52. 2005 - Metropolitan Wasyly Fedak, primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (b. 1909)
  53. 2005 - Margherita Carosio, Italian soprano (b. 1908)
  54. 2005 - James Forman, American civil rights leader (b. 1928)
  55. 2005 - Erwin Hillier, British cinematographer (b. 1911)
  56. 2005 - Gordon John "Jack" Horner, American sports journalist (b. 1912)
  57. 2005 - Joséphine-Charlotte, Grandduchess of Luxembourg (b. 1927)