Famous Danish Leaders

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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.

 2 
Sweyn Forkbeard
(King of Denmark)

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

Halfdan Ragnarsson
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Scandinavia, Denmark
Died: 0877 AD
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 4 

Helle Thorning-Schmidt
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Birthdate: December 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rødovre, Denmark

 5 
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.

 6 
Mette Frederiksen
(Politician)

Mette Frederiksen
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Birthdate: November 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aalborg, Denmark

Christian IV of Denmark
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Birthdate: April 12, 1577
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød, Denmark
Died: February 28, 1648
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 8 
Lars Løkke Rasmussen
(Prime Minister of Denmark)

Lars Løkke Rasmussen
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Birthdate: May 15, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vejle

 9 
Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark
(Consort of the Danish monarch)

Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark
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Birthdate: June 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Talence, France
Died: February 13, 2018

Prince Henrik, husband of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, was a skilled winemaker and a talented poet, known for his flamboyant lifestyle. He had often publicly expressed his unhappiness over not being named a king and also declared he wouldn’t want to be buried next to his wife.

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

 11 
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
(Political leader)

Anders Fogh Rasmussen
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Birthdate: January 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ginnerup, Denmark

 12 
Margrethe Vestager
(Executive Vice President)

Margrethe Vestager
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Birthdate: April 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Glostrup, Denmark

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

 15 
Hans Egede
(Former missionary who launched mission efforts to Greenland, which led him to be styled the Apostle of Greenland, founded Greenland's capital Godthåb, now known as Nuuk)

Hans Egede
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Birthdate: January 31, 1686
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Harstad, Norway
Died: November 5, 1758

Prince Axel of Denmark
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Birthdate: August 12, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: July 14, 1964

 17 
William S. Knudsen
(Industrialist)

William S. Knudsen
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Birthdate: March 25, 1879
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: April 27, 1948

Prince Harald of Denmark
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Birthdate: October 8, 1876
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Charlottenlund Palace, Gentofte, Denmark
Died: March 30, 1949

 19 
Thorvald Stauning
(Prime minister of Denmark)

Thorvald Stauning
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Birthdate: October 26, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: May 3, 1942

 20 
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen
(Former Prime Minister of Denmark)

Poul Nyrup Rasmussen
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Birthdate: June 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Esbjerg

John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
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Birthdate: March 25, 1545
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Haderslev, Denmark
Died: October 9, 1622

 22 
Aleqa Hammond
(Politician)

Aleqa Hammond
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Birthdate: September 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Narsaq, Greenland

 23 
Inger Støjberg
(Politician)

Inger Støjberg
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Birthdate: March 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hjerk Parish, Roslev, Denmark

 24 
Jens Otto Krag
(Prime minister of Denmark)

Jens Otto Krag
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Birthdate: September 15, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Randers, Denmark
Died: June 22, 1978

 25 
Pia Kjærsgaard
(Politician)

Pia Kjærsgaard
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Birthdate: February 23, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 26 
Ida Auken
(Member of the Danish Folketing)

Ida Auken
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Birthdate: April 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark

 27 

Sveinn Björnsson
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Birthdate: February 27, 1881
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen
Died: January 25, 1952

 28 
Pernille Vermund
(Member of the Danish Folketing)

Pernille Vermund
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Birthdate: December 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Prince Aage, Count of Rosenborg
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Birthdate: June 10, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: February 29, 1940

 30 
Anker Jørgensen
(Prime Minister)

Anker Jørgensen
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Birthdate: July 13, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 20, 2016

 31 
Niels Juel
(Admiral)

Niels Juel
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Birthdate: May 8, 1629
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: April 8, 1697

Ulrich Wilhelm Graf Schwerin von Schwanenfeld
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Birthdate: December 21, 1902
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: September 8, 1944

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Barthold Georg Niebuhr
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Birthdate: August 27, 1776
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: January 2, 1831

Barthold Georg Niebuhr was a Danish-German banker, statesman, and historian. A symbol of national spirit in Germany, Barthold Georg Niebuhr helped invigorate a sense of patriotism and nationalism in students at the University of Berlin. 

 34 
Naser Khader
(Member of the Folketing)

Naser Khader
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Birthdate: July 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria

 35 
Fredrik Bajer
(Writer and pacifist politician who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1908 together with Klas Pontus Arnoldson)

Fredrik Bajer
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Birthdate: April 21, 1837
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Næstved, Denmark
Died: January 22, 1922

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Ove Høegh-Guldberg
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Birthdate: September 1, 1731
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Horsens, Denmark
Died: February 8, 1808

 37 
Vilhelm Buhl
(Prime minister)

Vilhelm Buhl
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Birthdate: October 16, 1881
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fredericia, Denmark
Died: December 18, 1954

 38 
Poul Hartling
(Politician)

Poul Hartling
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Birthdate: August 14, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: April 30, 2000

 39 
Hans Hedtoft
(Politician)

Hans Hedtoft
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Birthdate: April 21, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark
Died: January 29, 1955

 40 
Asmaa Abdol-Hamid
(Social worker)

Asmaa Abdol-Hamid
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Birthdate: November 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: United Arab Emirates

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Sofie Carsten Nielsen
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Birthdate: May 24, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hørsholm, Denmark

 42 

Adam Gottlob Moltke
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Birthdate: November 10, 1710
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Walkendorf, Germany
Died: September 25, 1792

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Jens Jacob Asmussen Worsaae
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Birthdate: March 14, 1821
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vejle, Denmark
Died: August 15, 1885

Jens Jacob Asmussen Worsaae was a Danish historian, archaeologist, and politician. From 1865 to 1874, he served as the director of the famous National Museum of Denmark. From 1874 to 1875, he served as the Kultus Minister of Denmark. Worsaae is perhaps best remembered for his pioneering work in the field of scientific archaeology and in the development of paleobotany.

 44 
Hilmar Baunsgaard
(Politician)

Hilmar Baunsgaard
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Birthdate: February 26, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Slagelse, Denmark
Died: June 30, 1989

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Hannibal Sehested
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Birthdate: 1609 AD
Birthplace: Osel, Estonia
Died: September 23, 1666

Jacob Brønnum Scavenius Estrup
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Birthdate: April 16, 1825
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sorø, Denmark
Died: December 24, 1913

 47 
Manu Sareen
(First minister of Denmark with a non-European ethnic background)

Manu Sareen
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Birthdate: May 16, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Punjab, India

 48 
H.C. Hansen
(Politician)

H.C. Hansen
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Birthdate: November 8, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark
Died: February 19, 1960

 49 
Adam Wilhelm Moltke
(Political leader)

Adam Wilhelm Moltke
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Birthdate: August 25, 1785
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Einsidelsborg, Otterup, Denmark
Died: February 15, 1864

 50 
Aki-Matilda Høegh-Dam
(Member of the Folketing for the Siumut political party)

Aki-Matilda Høegh-Dam
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Birthdate: October 17, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hillerød, Denmark