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
Birthplace: Hord, Jutland
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 Alexandra of Denmark

Alexandra of Denmark
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Famous As: Queen of the United Kingdom (1901-1910)
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.

 3 Margrethe II of Denmark

Margrethe II of Denmark
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Famous As: Queen of Denmark
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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 4 Cnut the Great

Cnut the Great
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Famous As: King of Denmark
Birthdate: 0990 AD
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: November 12, 1035
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 5 George I of Greece

George I of Greece
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Famous As: King of Greece (1863-1916)
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.

 6 Maria Feodorovna

Maria Feodorovna
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Famous As: Empress
Birthdate: November 26, 1847
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: October 13, 1928

Maria Feodorovna was a Danish princess who married Emperor Alexander III and became Empress of Russia. She was the second daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark and Louise of Hesse-Kassel. She grew up to be a beautiful and charming woman. She was married to Alexander Alexandrovich, the son of Emperor Alexander II and his first wife Maria Alexandrovna. 

 7 Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye

Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye
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Famous As: Viking Warrior
Birthdate: 0000 AD
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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 8 Christian IX of Denmark

Christian IX of Denmark
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Famous As: King
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.

 9 Harald Bluetooth

Harald Bluetooth
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0910 AD
Birthplace: Jelling, Denmark
Died: 0986 AD

 10 Haakon VII of Norway

Haakon VII of Norway
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Famous As: King of Norway (1905-1957)
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.

 11 Halfdan Ragnarsson

Halfdan Ragnarsson
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Scandinavia, Denmark
Died: 0877 AD

 12 Sweyn Forkbeard

Sweyn Forkbeard
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Famous As: King of Denmark
Birthdate: April 17, 0963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: February 10, 1014

 13 Christian X

Christian X
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Famous As: King of Denmark (1912-1947)
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.

 14 Anne of Denmark

Anne of Denmark
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Famous As: Queen of England and Ireland (1603-1619)
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.

 15 Frederick IX of Denmark

Frederick IX of Denmark
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Famous As: King of Denmark (1947-1972)
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.

 16 Guthrum

Guthrum
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
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.

 17 Christian VII of Denmark

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

 18 Queen Anne-Marie of Greece

Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: August 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amalienborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

 19 Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark

Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
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Famous As: Prince of Denmark
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.

 20 Frederick VIII of Denmark

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

 21 Prince George of Denmark

Prince George of Denmark
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: April 2, 1653
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: October 28, 1708

 22 Ingrid of Sweden

Ingrid of Sweden
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: March 28, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: The Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: November 7, 2000

 23 Louise of Hesse-Kassel

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

 24 Margaret I of Denmark

Margaret I of Denmark
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: March 15, 1353
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: October 28, 1412

 25 Frederick VI of Denmark

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

 26 Christian IV of Denmark

Christian IV of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: April 12, 1577
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød, Denmark
Died: February 28, 1648

 27 Frederick VII of Denmark

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

 28 Christian II of Denmark

Christian II of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: July 1, 1481
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nyborg, Denmark
Died: January 25, 1559

 29 Christian III of Denmark

Christian III of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: August 12, 1503
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gottorf Castle, Schleswig, Schleswig-Holstein
Died: January 1, 1559

 30 Frederick I of Denmark

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

 31 Frederick V of Denmark

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

 32 Christian I of Denmark

Christian I of Denmark
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Famous As: Monarch
Birthdate: January 31, 1426
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oldenburg, Germany
Died: May 21, 1481

 33 Frederick III of Denmark

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

 34 Louise of Sweden

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

 35 Christian VIII of Denmark

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

 36 Christian V of Denmark

Christian V of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: April 15, 1646
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Duborg Castle, Flensburg, Germany
Died: August 25, 1699

 37 Philippa of England

Philippa of England
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Famous As: Queen of Denmark
Birthdate: July 4, 1394
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Peterborough Castle, Cambridgeshire
Died: January 5, 1430

 38 Frederick IV of Denmark

Frederick IV of Denmark
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: October 11, 1671
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Christiansborg Palace
Died: October 12, 1730

 39 Harald II of Denmark

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

 40 Canute IV

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

 41 Christian VI of Denmark

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

 42 Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

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

 43 Christopher of Bavaria

Christopher of Bavaria
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: February 26, 1416
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany
Died: January 6, 1448

 44 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
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: July 14, 1486

 45 John, King of Denmark

John, King of Denmark
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Famous As: King of Denmark (1481–1513)
Birthdate: February 2, 1455
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aalborghus Castle, Aalborg, Denmark
Died: February 20, 1513

 46 Valdemar I of Denmark

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

 47 Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: November 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 48 Valdemar II of Denmark

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

 49 Princess Margaret of Denmark

Princess Margaret of Denmark
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: September 17, 1895
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bernstorff Palace, Gentofte, Denmark
Died: September 18, 1992

 50 Valdemar IV of Denmark

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