Famous Danish Historical Personalities

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 1 Ivar the Boneless

Ivar the Boneless
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Famous As: Viking Warrior
Birthdate: 0794 AD
Nationality: Danish, British
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.

 2 Maria Feodorovna

Maria Feodorovna
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Famous As: Dagmar of Denmark
Birthdate: November 26, 1847
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Danish
Died: October 13, 1928
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 3 Haakon VII of Norway

Haakon VII of Norway
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Famous As: King of Norway
Birthdate: August 3, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Danish, Norwegian
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.

 4 Cnut the Great

Cnut the Great
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Famous As: King of Denmark
Birthdate: 0990 AD
Nationality: Danish
Died: November 12, 1035

 5 Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye

Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye
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Famous As: Viking Warrior
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Danish
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.

 6 Halfdan Ragnarsson

Halfdan Ragnarsson
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Danish
Died: 0877 AD

 7 Christian IX of Denmark

Christian IX of Denmark
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Famous As: King of Denmark
Birthdate: April 8, 1818
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German, Danish
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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 8 Harald I of Denmark

Harald I of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0910 AD
Nationality: Danish
Died: 0986 AD

 9 Sweyn I of Denmark

Sweyn I of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0960 AD
Nationality: Danish
Died: February 3, 1014

 10 Christian X

Christian X
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Famous As: King of Denmark
Birthdate: September 26, 1870
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Danish
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.

 11 Anne of Denmark

Anne of Denmark
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Famous As: Queen of England
Birthdate: December 12, 1574
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Danish, British
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.

 12 Guthrum

Guthrum
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Danish
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.

 13 Frederick IX of Denmark

Frederick IX of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: March 11, 1899
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Danish
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.

 14 Christian VII of Denmark

Christian VII of Denmark
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Famous As: Monarch
Birthdate: January 29, 1749
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Danish, Norwegian
Died: March 13, 1808

 15 Queen Anne-Marie of Greece

Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: August 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Danish, Greek

 16 Frederick VIII of Denmark

Frederick VIII of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: June 3, 1843
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Danish
Died: May 14, 1912

 17 Ingrid of Sweden

Ingrid of Sweden
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: March 28, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Danish, Swedish
Died: November 7, 2000

 18 Frederick VI of Denmark

Frederick VI of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: January 28, 1768
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Danish, Norwegian
Died: December 3, 1839

 19 Margaret I of Denmark

Margaret I of Denmark
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: March 15, 1353
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Died: October 28, 1412

 20 Christian IV of Denmark

Christian IV of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: April 12, 1577
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Danish, Norwegian
Died: February 28, 1648

 21 Christian VIII of Denmark

Christian VIII of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: September 18, 1786
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Danish, Norwegian
Died: January 20, 1848

 22 Christian I of Denmark

Christian I of Denmark
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Famous As: Monarch
Birthdate: January 31, 1426
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Died: May 21, 1481

 23 Frederick VII of Denmark

Frederick VII of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: October 6, 1808
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Danish
Died: November 15, 1863

 24 Christian II of Denmark

Christian II of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: July 1, 1481
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Died: January 25, 1559

 25 Christian III of Denmark

Christian III of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: August 12, 1503
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Danish
Died: January 1, 1559

 26 Frederick I of Denmark

Frederick I of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: October 7, 1471
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Danish
Died: April 10, 1533

 27 Frederick V of Denmark

Frederick V of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: March 31, 1723
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Danish
Died: January 14, 1766

 28 Frederick III of Denmark

Frederick III of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: March 18, 1609
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Danish
Died: February 9, 1670

 29 Christian V of Denmark

Christian V of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: April 15, 1646
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German, Danish, Norwegian
Died: August 25, 1699

 30 Frederick IV of Denmark

Frederick IV of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: October 11, 1671
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Danish
Died: October 12, 1730

 31 Harald II of Denmark

Harald II of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0980 AD
Nationality: Danish
Died: 1018 AD

 32 Canute IV

Canute IV
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Famous As: King of Denmark
Birthdate: 1042 AD
Nationality: Danish
Died: July 10, 1086

 33 Christian VI of Denmark

Christian VI of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: November 30, 1699
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Danish
Died: August 6, 1746

 34 Christopher of Bavaria

Christopher of Bavaria
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: February 26, 1416
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Died: January 6, 1448

 35 John, King of Denmark

John, King of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: February 2, 1455
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Danish
Died: February 20, 1513

 36 Valdemar I of Denmark

Valdemar I of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: January 14, 1131
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Danish
Died: May 12, 1182

 37 Valdemar II of Denmark

Valdemar II of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: May 9, 1170
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Danish
Died: March 28, 1241

 38 Valdemar IV of Denmark

Valdemar IV of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1320 AD
Nationality: Danish
Died: October 24, 1375

 39 Eric V of Denmark

Eric V of Denmark
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Famous As: King of Denmark
Birthdate: 1249 AD
Nationality: Danish
Died: November 22, 1286

 40 Canute VI of Denmark

Canute VI of Denmark
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Famous As: King of Denmark
Birthdate: 1163 AD
Nationality: Danish
Died: November 12, 1202

 41 Eric VI of Denmark

Eric VI of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1274 AD
Nationality: Danish
Died: November 13, 1319

 42 Sophia of Minsk

Sophia of Minsk
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 1140 AD
Nationality: Danish
Died: May 5, 1198

 43 Ingeborg of Kiev

Ingeborg of Kiev
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: 1100 AD
Nationality: Danish

 44 Malmfred of Kiev

Malmfred of Kiev
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 1105 AD
Nationality: Danish, Norwegian
Died: 1137 AD

 45 Magnus I of Sweden

Magnus I of Sweden
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 1106 AD
Nationality: Danish
Died: June 4, 1134

 46 Louise of Hesse-Kassel

Louise of Hesse-Kassel
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Famous As: Queen of Denmark
Birthdate: September 7, 1817
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German, Danish
Died: September 29, 1898

 47 Louise of Sweden

Louise of Sweden
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Famous As: Queen of Denmark
Birthdate: October 31, 1851
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Danish
Died: March 20, 1926

 48 Philippa of England

Philippa of England
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Famous As: Queen of Denmark
Birthdate: July 4, 1394
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Danish, British
Died: January 5, 1430

 49 Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: December 24, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Danish
Died: December 28, 1952

 50 Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland

Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: June 23, 1456
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Danish
Died: July 14, 1486