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.

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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
Halfdan Ragnarsson
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Birthplace: Scandinavia, Denmark
Died: 0877 AD
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 4 
Mette Frederiksen
(Politician)
Mette Frederiksen
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Birthdate: November 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aalborg, Denmark
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Helle Thorning-Schmidt
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Birthdate: December 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rødovre, Denmark
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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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Lars Løkke Rasmussen
(Prime Minister of Denmark)
Lars Løkke Rasmussen
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Birthdate: May 15, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vejle
Frederick I of Denmark
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Birthdate: October 7, 1471
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Haderslevhus
Died: April 10, 1533
 9 
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
(Political leader)
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
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Birthdate: January 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ginnerup, Denmark
 10 
Margrethe Vestager
(Executive Vice President)
Margrethe Vestager
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Birthdate: April 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Glostrup, Denmark
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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.

Frederick IV of Denmark
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Birthdate: October 11, 1671
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Christiansborg Palace
Died: October 12, 1730
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Hans Egede
(Danish-Norwegian Missionary Known for His Mission in Greenland)
Hans Egede
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Birthdate: January 31, 1686
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Harstad, Norway
Died: November 5, 1758

Danish-Norwegian missionary Hans Egede served the Lutheran Church. Known for his missionary campaigns in Greenland, he earned the nickname the Apostle of Greenland. He established Greenland’s capital, Nuuk, and lived among the Inuit community. He also translated books into Inuit and is revered as the National Saint of Greenland.

Prince Axel of Denmark
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Birthdate: August 12, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: July 14, 1964
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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
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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
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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
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Inger Støjberg
(Politician)
Inger Støjberg
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Birthdate: March 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hjerk Parish, Roslev, Denmark
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Aleqa Hammond
(Politician)
Aleqa Hammond
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Birthdate: September 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Narsaq, Greenland
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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
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Pia Kjærsgaard
(Politician)
Pia Kjærsgaard
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Birthdate: February 23, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
 24 
Ida Auken
(Member of the Danish Folketing)
Ida Auken
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Birthdate: April 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark
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Louise Frevert
(Politician)
Louise Frevert
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Birthdate: May 31, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark
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Sveinn Björnsson
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Birthdate: February 27, 1881
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen
Died: January 25, 1952
Prince Aage, Count of Rosenborg
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Birthdate: June 10, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: February 29, 1940
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Pernille Vermund
(Member of the Danish Folketing)
Pernille Vermund
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Birthdate: December 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
 29 
Anker Jørgensen
(Prime Minister)
Anker Jørgensen
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Birthdate: July 13, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 20, 2016
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Niels Juel
(17th Century Danish Admiral Who Played an Important Role in the Development of the Danish-Norwegian Navy)
Niels Juel
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Birthdate: May 8, 1629
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: April 8, 1697

Niels Juel was a Danish admiral best remembered for his association with the Dano-Norwegian Navy, where he served as a supreme commander during the late 17th century. Widely regarded as a naval hero, Niels Juel played an important role in the development of the Danish-Norwegian Navy.

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Barthold Georg Niebuhr
(Danish–German Statesman, Banker, and Historian)
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. 

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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Naser Khader
(Member of the Folketing)
Naser Khader
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Birthdate: July 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
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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
(Danish Statesman)
Ove Høegh-Guldberg
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Birthdate: September 1, 1731
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Horsens, Denmark
Died: February 7, 1808

Danish statesman Ove Høegh-Guldberg initially taught theology at the Sorø Academy. He then became a tutor and private secretary to Prince Frederick. He became a powerful figure during the reign of Christian VII, who was mentally unstable. He also patronized Danish poets and authors.

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Vilhelm Buhl
(Prime minister)
Vilhelm Buhl
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Birthdate: October 16, 1881
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fredericia, Denmark
Died: December 18, 1954
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Hans Hedtoft
(Politician)
Hans Hedtoft
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Birthdate: April 21, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark
Died: January 29, 1955
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Poul Hartling
(Politician)
Poul Hartling
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Birthdate: August 14, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: April 30, 2000
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Sofie Carsten Nielsen
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Birthdate: May 24, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hørsholm, Denmark
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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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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
(Governor General of Norway (1642 – 1651))
Hannibal Sehested
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Birthdate: 1609 AD
Birthplace: Osel, Estonia
Died: September 23, 1666

Hannibal Sehested was a Dano-Norwegian statesman best remembered for his service as the Governor-general of Norway between 1642 and 1651. From 1648 to 1660, he served as the Chancellor of Norway. Hannibal Sehested is also remembered for his role in the Torstenson War.   

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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
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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
Jacob Brønnum Scavenius Estrup
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Birthdate: April 16, 1825
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sorø, Denmark
Died: December 24, 1913
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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
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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
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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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Peder Griffenfeld
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Birthdate: August 24, 1635
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 12, 1699
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Edvard Brandes
(Politician)
Edvard Brandes
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Birthdate: October 21, 1847
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: December 20, 1931