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Soren Kierkegaard
(Religious Author Who is Considered to be the First 'Existentialist' Philosopher)
Soren Kierkegaard
46
Birthdate: May 5, 1813
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: November 11, 1855

Soren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, social critic, poet, and religious author. Widely regarded as the first existentialist philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard is sometimes referred to as the Father of Existentialism. He is also credited with influencing many theologians, philosophers, and writers like Paul Feyerabend, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Jorge Luis Borges.

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Deepika Padukone
(One of the Highest-Paid Actresses in India)
Deepika Padukone
77
Birthdate: January 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Deepika Padukone is one of the highest-paid Indian actresses. She is also known for her off-screen work, which involves supporting charitable organizations. She founded The Live Love Laugh Foundation, which aims at creating awareness on mental health. In 2018, she was named in Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world.

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Niels Bohr
(Danish Physicist Who Made Foundational Contributions to Understanding Atomic Structure and Quantum Theory)
Niels Bohr
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 7, 1885
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 18, 1962
Nobel Prize-winning Danish physicist Niels Bohr is remembered for his work on the atomic structure and quantum theory. He laid down the Bohr model of the atom and established the Niels Bohr Institute. The element Bohrium has been named after him. He was also part of the British nuclear project.
 4 
Giancarlo Esposito
(Actor and Director Best Known for His TV Series: ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul’)
Giancarlo Esposito
32
Birthdate: April 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus

The winner of Critics' Choice Television Award, Giancarlo Esposito is known for playing a variety of roles in films and TV series. From portraying drug dealers to policemen, Esposito has proved his versatility in the American film industry. He has also been featured in popular video games, such as Payday 2 and Far Cry 6.

 5 
Kasper Schmeichel
(Danish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Kasper Schmeichel
22
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 6 
Margrethe II of Denmark
(Queen of Denmark)
Margrethe II of Denmark
12
Birthdate: April 16, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Margrethe II, the reigning queen of Denmark, ascended to the throne after the death of her father, King Frederick IX, becoming the first female monarch of her country since Margrethe I. At 13, she was named her father’s heir through a constitutional amendment allowing daughters to inherit the Danish throne.
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Alexandra of Denmark
(Former Queen Consort of the United Kingdom and British Dominions (1901 - 1910))
Alexandra of Denmark
16
Birthdate: December 1, 1844
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 20, 1925
Alexandra of Denmark was the queen of the U.K. and the empress of India from 1901 to 1910, as the wife of King Edward VII. Her style of dressing inspired English fashion back then. She supported her son George V’s campaign against Germany, with the Allies, during World War I.
 8 
Sandi Toksvig
(Danish-British Author Best Known for Hosting 'The News Quiz' on 'BBC Radio 4')
Sandi Toksvig
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 3, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Sandi Toksvig is best known as the host of shows such as News Quiz, QI, and The Great British Bake Off. The Women's Equality Party co-founder is also a lesbian icon and has written several children’s and adult books and plays. She hosted a motivational podcast during the COVID-19 lockdown. 
 9 
George I of Greece
(Former King of Greece (1863 - 1916))
George I of Greece
6
Birthdate: December 24, 1845
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 18, 1913

George I of Greece reigned as the king of Greece from 1863 until his murder in 1913. During his reign of nearly 50 years, which is the longest in the history of modern Greece, George helped expand Greece's territory significantly. During his reign, Greece also became increasingly prosperous and attained a popular place on the European stage.

 10 
Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
(Prince of Denmark and Heir Apparent to the Danish Throne)
Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
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Birthdate: May 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini

Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark is the first in order of succession to the Danish throne. Frederik has various interests that range from climate change to sports. He often encourages the people of Denmark to stay active and healthy. He has also established the Crown Prince Frederik's Foundation, which aims to provide financial support to students and encourage scientific expeditions.

 11 
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
(Danish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Central Midfielder)
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 12 
Prince Christian of Denmark
(Eldest child of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary)
Prince Christian of Denmark
30
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 15, 2005
Sun Sign: Libra
 13 
Victor Borge
(Pianist and Comedian Known for His Popular Radio and TV Performances in Europe and the US)
Victor Borge
9
Birthdate: January 3, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 23, 2000

Victor Borge was a Danish-American pianist, conductor, and comedian. He is best remembered for blending comedy and music for which he achieved popularity across Europe and the United States. Recipient of several prestigious awards, Borge received badges of chivalric orders from countries like Finland, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. In 1999, he received the Kennedy Center Honors.

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Yussuf Poulsen
(Danish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Yussuf Poulsen
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 15 
Nicolas Winding Refn
(Director Best Known for His Films: 'Pusher' Trilogy, 'Bronson' and 'Valhalla Rising')
Nicolas Winding Refn
3
Birthdate: September 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra

Nicolas Winding Refn is a Danish film director and producer. The son of a prominent film director, he made his directorial debut with the Danish crime film Pusher. He made his Hollywood debut with the English-language thriller film, Fear X. He is the co-founder of the Copenhagen-based production company Space Rocket Nation. He is married to actress Liv Corfixen. 

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Jørn Utzon
(architect)
Jørn Utzon
3
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: April 9, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 29, 2008
 17 
Bjarke Ingels
(Architect)
Bjarke Ingels
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: October 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
 18 
Stephanie Corneliussen
(Danish Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Joanna Wellick’ in TV Series ‘Mr. Robot’)
Stephanie Corneliussen
5
Birthdate: April 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus

Best known as Joanna Wellick from Mr. Robot, Stephanie Corneliussen was scouted by a modeling agency at 13 and soon won the Supermodel of Scandinavia contest. Apart from being a trained ballet dancer, the openly bisexual Danish actor-model is also vegan and a prominent animal rights activist.

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Lars Mikkelsen
(Danish Actor Known for His Role in the TV Series 'The Killing')
Lars Mikkelsen
8
Birthdate: May 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus

Lars Mikkelsen is a Danish actor best known for playing the Russian president Viktor Petrov in the American series House of Cards on Netflix. As a young man, he began to study biology at the University of Copenhagen but quit midway to pursue a career in entertainment. He is the recipient of many awards, including an International Emmy Award. 

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Emilie Ullerup
(Danish Actress Best Known for Her TV Series: ‘Sanctuary’ and 'Chesapeake Shores)
Emilie Ullerup
3
Birthdate: October 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Danish actor Emilie Ullerup is best known as Ashley Magnus from the Canadian series Sanctuary and as Bree O'Brien from Chesapeake Shores. She also appeared in the Signed, Sealed, Delivered series of Hallmark TV films. Her role as Kaitlin Joyce in the series JPod won her a Leo Award.
 21 
Morten Andersen
(Former American Football Player Who Played as a Placekicker)
Morten Andersen
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo

While he experimented with gymnastics and long jump in school, Danish footballer Morten Andersen, also known as the Great Dane, began his stint with football playing for the New Orleans Saints. The seven-time Pro Bowl and the five-time First-team All-Pro retired from NFL after 25 seasons.

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Josephine Skriver
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 4, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries

Danish model Josephine Skriver, known for her work with Gucci and Armani, was discovered by an agent when she was in New York City with her school soccer team. Raised by a gay father and a lesbian mother, and conceived through IVF, she is also a prominent LGBT activist.

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Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
(Queen)
Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
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Birthdate: August 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
 24 
Prince Nikolai of Denmark
(Prince)
Prince Nikolai of Denmark
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 28, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
 25 
Frederick VIII of Denmark
(King)
Frederick VIII of Denmark
0
Birthdate: June 3, 1843
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: May 14, 1912
 26 
Claus von Bülow
(Lawyer)
Claus von Bülow
3
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 25, 2019
 27 
Nicklas Bendtner
(Danish Former Professional Football Player Who Played as a Forward)
Nicklas Bendtner
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Nicklas Bendtner is a Danish football player. A tall and physically strong player, Nicklas Bendtner possesses a powerful header, which he often uses to good effect. Throughout the course of his career, he has played for popular teams like Arsenal Football Club and Juventus Football Club. He also represented his national team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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Helle Thorning-Schmidt
(Politician)
Helle Thorning-Schmidt
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Alba August
(Danish-born Swedish Singer and Actress)
Alba August
6
Birthdate: June 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Sidse Babett Knudsen
(Danish Actress Known for Her Portrayal of a Fictional Danish Prime Minister on the Hit TV Series 'Borgen')
Sidse Babett Knudsen
2
Birthdate: November 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Sidse Babett Knudsen is a Danish actress who achieved international prominence for playing important roles in popular TV series like Borgen and Westworld. Widely regarded as one of the top actresses of her generation from Denmark, Knudsen has received several prestigious awards including César Award, Bodil Award, and Jussi Award.

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Jon Dahl Tomasson
(Danish Football Manager and Former Player)
Jon Dahl Tomasson
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Clara Rugaard
(Danish Singer and Actress)
Clara Rugaard
3
Birthdate: December 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 33 
Susanne Bier
(Danish Filmmaker)
Susanne Bier
2
Birthdate: April 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
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Prince Joachim of Denmark
(Prince)
Prince Joachim of Denmark
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Prince Felix of Denmark
(Prince)
Prince Felix of Denmark
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 22, 2002
Sun Sign: Cancer
 36 
Jesper Christensen
(Danish Actor)
Jesper Christensen
1
Birthdate: May 16, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 37 
Frederick VI of Denmark
(King)
Frederick VI of Denmark
3
Birthdate: January 28, 1768
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 3, 1839
 38 
René Dif
(Danish Musician, Singer-Songwriter, DJ and Male Lead Vocalist of the Danish-Norwegian Eurodance Group 'Aqua')
René Dif
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 17, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra

René Dif is a Danish singer-songwriter, DJ, musician, and actor. He is best known for his association with the popular Danish-Norwegian eurodance group Aqua, where he performs as the male lead vocalist. Apart from making music, René Dif also appears frequently on TV series, films, and commercials.

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Margaret I of Denmark
(Queen)
Margaret I of Denmark
4
Birthdate: March 15, 1353
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 28, 1412
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Prince Vincent of Denmark
(Prince)
Prince Vincent of Denmark
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 8, 2011
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 41 
Prince George of Denmark
(Prince)
Prince George of Denmark
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 2, 1653
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 28, 1708
 42 
Erik Bruhn
(Danish Artistic Director, Danseur, Choreographer, Actor, and Author)
Erik Bruhn
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: October 3, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 1, 1986
 43 
Iben Hjejle
(Danish Actress)
Iben Hjejle
3
Birthdate: March 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Sven-Ole Thorsen
(Danish Actor, Bodybuilder, Stuntman, and Strongman Competitor)
Sven-Ole Thorsen
4
Birthdate: September 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 45 
Philip Billing
(Danish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Philip Billing
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Princess Benedikte of Denmark
(Princess)
Princess Benedikte of Denmark
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
 47 
Bertel Thorvaldsen
(Danish Sculptor and Medalist)
Bertel Thorvaldsen
1
Birthdate: November 19, 1770
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 24, 1844

Bertel Thorvaldsen was a Danish sculptor and medallist. He was internationally famous and spent most of his life in Italy. He received his training at the Royal Danish Academy of Art and initially worked with his father, a woodcarver. He went on to become a famous sculptor and worked in a heroic neo-classicist style. He received many awards. 

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Helena Christensen
(Danish Model, Co-founder of 'Nylon' Magazine, Former Beauty Queen and ‘Victoria's Secret Angel’)
Helena Christensen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Helena Christensen is a Danish photographer and supermodel. A former beauty queen, clothing designer, and Victoria's Secret Angel, Christensen has been featured on cover pages of magazines, such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Well-known for her philanthropic activities, Christensen has participated in campaigns to raise awareness about climate change. She has also launched fundraising campaigns to fight against breast cancer.

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Mikkel Kessler
(Boxer)
Mikkel Kessler
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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David Boyd
(Singer-Songwriter and Lead Vocalist of the Danish Alternative Rock Band ‘New Politics’)
David Boyd
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Danish-American singer David Boyd soared to fame as the lead vocalist of the band New Politics. He has impressed his fans with his signature dance move, now known as Boyding. Married to actor Christian Serratos, he has even appeared as a zombie in The Walking Dead, which starred his wife.