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

  1. 1034 - Mieszko II of Poland (b. 990)
  2. 1290 - Duke Rudolph II of Austria (b. 1271)
  3. 1424 - Go-Kameyama, Emperor of Japan
  4. 1482 - Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli, Italian mathematician and astronomer (b. 1397)
  5. 1493 - Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll, Scottish politician
  6. 1521 - Sebastian Brant, Alsatian humanist (b. 1457)
  7. 1566 - Leonhart Fuchs, German botanist (b. 1501)
  8. 1641 - Johan Banér, Swedish soldier (b. 1596)
  9. 1657 - Gustaf Horn, Swedish soldier and politician (b. 1592)
  10. 1691 - Colonel John Birch, English soldier (b. 1615)
  11. 1696 - Jean de La Bruyère, French writer (b. 1645)
  12. 1717 - John Hathorne, American magistrate (b. 1641)
  13. 1726 - Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier (b. 1670)
  14. 1733 - Barton Booth, English actor (b. 1681)
  15. 1737 - Nakamikado Emperor of Japan (b. 1702)
  16. 1774 - King Louis XV of France (b. 1710)
  17. 1787 - William Watson, English physician and scientist (b. 1715)
  18. 1792 - John Stevens, American delegate to the Continental Congress
  19. 1807 - Comte de Rochambeau, French soldier (b. 1725)
  20. 1818 - Paul Revere, American patriot (b. 1735)
  21. 1829 - Thomas Young, English physician and linguist (b. 1773)
  22. 1850 - Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French chemist and physicist (b. 1778)
  23. 1863 - Stonewall Jackson, American Confederate general (b. 1824)
  24. 1889 - Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Russian satirist (b. 1826)
  25. 1897 - Andrés Bonifacio, Filipino revolutionary leader (b. 1863)
  26. 1904 - Andrei Ryabushkin, Russian painter (b. 1861)
  27. 1945 - Richard Glücks, German SS officer (b. 1889)
  28. 1950 - Belle da Costa Greene, librarian, bibliographer, archivist (b. 1883)
  29. 1955 - Tommy Burns, Canadian boxer (b. 1881)
  30. 1960 - Yury Olesha, Russian novelist (b. 1899)
  31. 1963 - Gene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb, American football player (b. 1931)
  32. 1964 - Mikhail Larionov, Russian painter (b. 1881)
  33. 1977 - Joan Crawford, American actress (b. 1905)
  34. 1982 - Peter Weiss, German writer and artist (b. 1916)
  35. 1988 - Shen Congwen, Chinese writer (b. 1902)
  36. 1989 - Woody Shaw, American jazz musician (b. 1944)
  37. 1990 - Walker Percy, American author (b. 1916)
  38. 1994 - John Wayne Gacy, American serial killer (executed) (b. 1942)
  39. 1999 - Shel Silverstein, American poet and composer (b. 1930)
  40. 2001 - Deborah Walley, American actress (b. 1943)
  41. 2002 - Lynda Lyon Block, convicted murderer (b. 1948)
  42. 2003 - Milan Vukcevich, Yugoslavian chemist and chess problem composer (b. 1937)
  43. 2005 - David Wayne, American singer (Metal Church) (b. 1958)
  44. 2006 - Raizo Matsuno, Japanese politician (b. 1917)
  45. 2006 - A.M. Rosenthal, American newspaper editor (b. 1922)
  46. 2006 - Soraya, Colombian-American singer (b. 1969)
  47. 2006 - Val Guest, British film director (b. 1911)