Famous Danish Historical Personalities

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Ivar the Boneless
(Viking Warrior)
Ivar the Boneless
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Birthdate: 0800 AD
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: 0873 AD
Viking leader Ivar the Boneless is known for his invasion of Anglo-Saxon England. Icelandic legends state that he was born with weak bones, as his father had broken a vow. He is also identified as Ímar, who founded the Uí Ímair Dynasty and ruled Northumbria and the Kingdom of Dublin.
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Cnut the Great
(King of Denmark)
Cnut the Great
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Birthdate: 0990 AD
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: November 12, 1035
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Alexandra of Denmark
(Former Queen Consort of the United Kingdom and British Dominions (1901 - 1910))
Alexandra of Denmark
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Birthdate: December 1, 1844
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
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.
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Margrethe II of Denmark
(Queen of Denmark)
Margrethe II of Denmark
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Birthdate: April 16, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
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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 5 
George I of Greece
(Former King of Greece (1863 - 1916))
George I of Greece
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Birthdate: December 24, 1845
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
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.

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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
Birthplace: Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

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.

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Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
(Wife of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark)
Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
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Birthdate: February 5, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hobart, Australia

Mary Elizabeth Donaldson is the Crown Princess of Denmark and the Countess of Monpezat, as the wife of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark. She previously worked as a consultant for Microsoft and had met Prince Frederik at a Sydney pub when he in Australia for the 2000 Summer Olympics.

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Harald Bluetooth
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Birthdate: 0910 AD
Birthplace: Jelling, Denmark
Died: 0986 AD
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Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye
(Viking Warrior)
Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye
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Died: 0891 AD
Sigurd Snake-in-the-eye was a legendary Danish king and Viking warrior who lived in the 9th century. Scandinavian records state he was the son of Viking Ragnar Lodbrok and Áslaug. Some histories also identify him with King Sigfred. He was played by David Lindström in the History Channel series Vikings.
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Sweyn Forkbeard
(King of Denmark)
Sweyn Forkbeard
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Birthdate: April 17, 0963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: February 10, 1014
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Christian IX of Denmark
(Former King of Denmark (1863 – 1906))
Christian IX of Denmark
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Birthdate: April 8, 1818
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gottorf Castle, Schleswig, Germany
Died: January 29, 1906

Christian IX of Denmark was King of Denmark from 1863 to 1906, having claimed the throne following the death of King Frederick VII. During his early reign, the Danish saw defeat in the Second Schleswig War and lost several duchies. Recovering from a tumultuous start, he reigned over his nation for several years and was respected by his people.

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Halfdan Ragnarsson
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Birthplace: Scandinavia, Denmark
Died: 0877 AD
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Christian X
(Former King of Denmark (1912 - 1947))
Christian X
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Birthdate: September 26, 1870
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Charlottenlund, Denmark
Died: April 20, 1947
Christian X was the first Danish royal to complete high school, although he took up military education after this, following the royal tradition. He showed his resistance to Germans when he went on horse rides regularly during the German occupation. He later became an invalid after falling from his horse.
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Frederick IX of Denmark
(King of Denmark (1947 - 1972))
Frederick IX of Denmark
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Birthdate: March 11, 1899
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sorgenfri Palace, Lyngby, Denmark
Died: January 14, 1972

Frederick IX of Denmark reigned as the king of Denmark from 1947 until his death in 1972. Under his reign, the Danish society experienced a rapid change; the economy received a massive boost in the 1960s which allowed women to enter the labor market. In 1982, Frederick's statue was unveiled in Copenhagen, ten years after his death.

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Anne of Denmark
(Queen Consort of England and Ireland (1603 - 1619))
Anne of Denmark
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Birthdate: December 12, 1574
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Skanderborg, Denmark
Died: March 2, 1619

Often described as a "dumb blonde," Anne of Denmark, who became the queen of Scotland, England, and Ireland, through her marriage to King James VI and I, was an art connoisseur known for attending extravagant masques. She probably also converted to Catholicism later, going against James’s anti-Catholic stance.

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Guthrum
(King of Denmark from 879 to 890)
Guthrum
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Birthdate: 0835 AD
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: 0890 AD

Guthrum was a 9th-century king of East Anglia. A Great Summer Army leader, his aim was to unite with the Danish Army and conquer the Anglo Saxon kingdoms. The combined army won a few battles but lost at Edington, following which Guthrum was baptised and ruled East Anglia as Æthelstan.

Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
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Birthdate: August 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amalienborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Frederick VIII of Denmark
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Birthdate: June 3, 1843
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: May 14, 1912
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Haakon VII of Norway
(Former King of Norway (1905 - 1957))
Haakon VII of Norway
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Birthdate: August 3, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Charlottenlund, Denmark
Died: September 21, 1957
Haakon VII of Norway was the first king of Norway following its independence in 1905 and ruled through the two World Wars. He is remembered for his valor against the Germans in World War II, when he rejected an order of abdication and went into exile to England.
Prince George of Denmark
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Birthdate: April 2, 1653
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: October 28, 1708
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Ingrid of Sweden
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Birthdate: March 28, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: The Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: November 7, 2000
Frederick VI of Denmark
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Birthdate: January 28, 1768
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: December 3, 1839
Margaret I of Denmark
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Birthdate: March 15, 1353
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: October 28, 1412
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Louise of Hesse-Kassel
(Queen Consort of Denmark from 1863 to 1898)
Louise of Hesse-Kassel
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Birthdate: September 7, 1817
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kassel, Electorate of Hesse, German Confederation
Died: September 29, 1898

Louise of Hesse-Kassel was the Queen consort of Denmark from 1863 until her demise in 1898. Although she did not take an active part in state affairs, Louise's intelligence, psychological strength, and judgment were of prime importance as King Christian IX was dependent on these qualities of his wife. She also supported 26 different charitable organizations during her reign.

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Cnut
(King of all England and Denmark and the Norwegians and Some of the Swedes)
Cnut
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Birthdate: 0990 AD
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: November 12, 1035
Christian VII of Denmark
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Birthdate: January 29, 1749
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 13, 1808
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Christian IV of Denmark
(King of Denmark and Norway Who Led Denmark into the 'Thirty Years' War')
Christian IV of Denmark
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Birthdate: April 12, 1577
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød, Denmark
Died: February 28, 1648

Christian IV was the king of Denmark and Norway in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Ambitious as a ruler, he involved Denmark in many wars, including 2 failed campaigns against Sweden and the Thirty Years’ War, which proved to be a disaster for his kingdom’s economy.

Christian II of Denmark
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Birthdate: July 1, 1481
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nyborg, Denmark
Died: January 25, 1559
Christian III of Denmark
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Birthdate: August 12, 1503
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gottorf Castle, Schleswig, Schleswig-Holstein
Died: January 1, 1559
Frederick I of Denmark
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Birthdate: October 7, 1471
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Haderslevhus
Died: April 10, 1533
Frederick VII of Denmark
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Birthdate: October 6, 1808
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: November 15, 1863
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Frederick V of Denmark
(King of Denmark and Norway Who Improved Denmark's Foreign Trade)
Frederick V of Denmark
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Birthdate: March 31, 1723
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: January 14, 1766

Frederick ruled as the king of Denmark and Norway in the 18th century. The son of Christian VI of Denmark, he gained fame by improving Denmark’s foreign trade and relations. He also remained neutral in the Seven Years’ War. He was also a patron of the arts.

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Louise of Sweden
(Queen of Denmark)
Louise of Sweden
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Birthdate: October 31, 1851
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: March 20, 1926
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Christian I of Denmark
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Birthdate: 1426
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oldenburg, Germany
Died: May 21, 1481
Christian VIII of Denmark
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Birthdate: September 18, 1786
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: January 20, 1848
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Frederick II of Denmark
(King of Denmark and Norway and Duke of Schleswig and Holstein from 1559 until his death)
Frederick II of Denmark
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Birthdate: July 1, 1534
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Haderslevhus, Haderslev, Denmark
Died: April 4, 1588
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Philippa of England
(Queen of Denmark)
Philippa of England
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Birthdate: July 4, 1394
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Peterborough Castle, Cambridgeshire
Died: January 5, 1430
Harald II of Denmark
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Birthdate: 0980 AD
Died: 1018 AD
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Sweyn II of Denmark
(King of Denmark from 1047)
Sweyn II of Denmark
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Birthdate: 1019 AD
Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
Died: April 28, 1076
Frederick IV of Denmark
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Birthdate: October 11, 1671
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Christiansborg Palace
Died: October 12, 1730
Christian V of Denmark
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Birthdate: April 15, 1646
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Duborg Castle, Flensburg, Germany
Died: August 25, 1699
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Frederick III of Denmark
(King of Denmark and Norway from 1648 until his death in 1670)
Frederick III of Denmark
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Birthdate: March 18, 1609
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Haderslevhus, Haderslev, Denmark
Died: February 9, 1670
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Isabella of Austria
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Birthdate: July 18, 1501
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: January 19, 1526
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Canute IV of Denmark
(Former King of Denmark (1080 - 1086))
Canute IV of Denmark
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Birthdate: 1042 AD
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: July 10, 1086

Canute IV reigned as the King of Denmark from 1080 until his death in 1086. An ambitious king, Canute IV worked towards strengthening the Danish monarchy. He was also the first king of Denmark to be canonized. In 1101, he was recognized as patron saint of Denmark by the Roman Catholic Church.

Christian VI of Denmark
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Birthdate: November 30, 1699
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: August 6, 1746
Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland
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Birthdate: June 23, 1456
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: July 14, 1486
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John, King of Denmark
(King of Denmark (1481–1513))
John, King of Denmark
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Birthdate: February 2, 1455
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aalborghus Castle, Aalborg, Denmark
Died: February 20, 1513
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Valdemar I of Denmark
(King of Denmark)
Valdemar I of Denmark
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Birthdate: January 14, 1131
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Schleswig, Germany
Died: May 12, 1182
Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
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Birthdate: December 24, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Schwerin, Germany
Died: December 28, 1952
Valdemar II of Denmark
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Birthdate: May 9, 1170
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ribe, Denmark
Died: March 28, 1241