Denmark has cemented its position among world’s top countries. And going by the gamut of its beauty and brains, it is not hard to see why. That is true! Denmark has come a long, long way from the time Danish Vikings hit the seas and ravaged most of Europe. Today, the country captures global imagination with its progressive politics, breathtaking architecture, free University education, and not to forget, its lip-smacking pastries. No wonder, the Danes are among the happiest in the world and are an inspiration to many. There is no denying the range of impact the Danes have asserted over the world. Their contribution to global entertainment, literature, art, science, and culture has been gargantuan. From the creator of Fairy Tales, Hans Christian Andersen to Hollywood heartthrob Scarlett Johansson, the Danish have stamped their greatness in diverse genres and how. Explore the lives and deeds of famous Danish people in their timeline, trivia, and facts below and get ready to be clearly inspired. And yes, these biographies are worth a read.
Nikolaj Coster-WaldauNikolaj Coster-Waldau
27 July 1970
Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
Christian EriksenChristian Eriksen
14 February 1992
Football Player

Lars UlrichLars Ulrich
26 December 1963
Drummer

Giancarlo EspositoGiancarlo Esposito
26 April 1958
Actor

Helena ChristensenHelena Christensen
25 December 1968
Danish photographer
Sandi ToksvigSandi Toksvig
03 May 1958
Comedian, Writer

Lars von TrierLars von Trier
30 April 1956
Film-Maker

Lukas ForchhammerLukas Forchhammer
18 September 1988
Singer, actor, songwriter

Niels BohrNiels Bohr
07 October 1885
Nobel Prize Winning Physicist
Lili ElbeLili Elbe
28 December 1882
One of the first recipients of sex reassignment

Tycho BraheTycho Brahe
14 December 1546
Astronomer
Nina AgdalNina Agdal
26 March 1992
Model

Sigurd Snake-in-the-EyeSigurd Snake-in-the-Eye
 
Viking Warrior

King DiamondKing Diamond
14 June 1956
Heavy Metal Musician
Nicklas BendtnerNicklas Bendtner
16 January 1998
Footballer

Peter FreuchenPeter Freuchen
02 February 1886
Explorer
Victor BorgeVictor Borge
03 January 1909
American-Danish comedian

Josephine SkriverJosephine Skriver
14 April 1993
Model

Prince PhilipPrince Philip
10 June 1921
Prince consort
Stephanie CorneliussenStephanie Corneliussen
28 April 1987
Actress & Model

Camilla DallerupCamilla Dallerup
06 April 1974
Ballroom Dancer
Sarah BroSarah Bro
04 March 1996
Swimmer

Dieterich BuxtehudeDieterich Buxtehude
24 June 1637
Musical Composer and Organist

Oscar RosenstroemOscar Rosenstroem
14 March 2002
TikTok (Musical.ly) star

Aage Niels BohrAage Bohr
19 June 1922
Physicist
Inge LehmannInge Lehmann
13 May 1888
Seismologist, Geophysicist
Mia SandMia Sand
11 October 1987
Fitness Model

Kristina TholstrupKristina Tholstrup
1941 AD
Socialite, Wife of Late Roger Moore

Niels Ryberg FinsenNiels Ryberg Finsen
15 December 1860
Physician

Michael AncherMichael Ancher
09 June 1849
Painter
Anna AncherAnna Ancher
18 August 1859
Painter

August KroghAugust Krogh
15 November 1874
Zoophysiologist

MrCrainerMrCrainer
12 December 1994
YouTuber

Ben Roy MottelsonBen Roy Mottelson
09 July 1926
Physicist

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Henrik DamHenrik Dam
21 February 1895
Biochemist
Soren KierkegaardSoren Kierkegaard
05 May 1813
Philosopher, Theologian & Religious Author

Alex HolttiAlex Holtti
01 September 1994
Viner, YouTuber
Hans Christian ØrstedHans Christian Ørsted
14 August 1777
Physicist

Thea KornumThea Kornum
22 April 1998
YouTuber

William Christopher ZeiseWilliam Christopher Zeise
15 October 1789
Organic Chemist
Benjamin LasnierBenjamin Lasnier
02 April 1999
Singer, Social Media Star

Signe HansenSigne Hansen
19 April 1995
Digital Artist
Elvira LindElvira Lind
1981 AD
Film Producer

Jens C SkouJens C Skou
08 October 1918
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Fie LaursenFie Laursen
03 July 1996
YouTuber

Fillippa Coster-WaldauFillippa Coster-Waldau
30 September 2000
Actress

Hanne JacobsenHanne Jacobsen
13 January 1961
Actress
Safina WaldauSafina Waldau
2003 AD
Actress

Mads MikkelsenMads Mikkelsen
22 November 1965
Actor

Brigitte NielsenBrigitte Nielsen
15 July 1963
Actor, Model, Singer, Television presenter

Lukas_GrahamLukas_Graham
 
Connie NielsenConnie Nielsen
03 July 1965
Television actor, Actor, Model

Søren KierkegaardSøren Kierkegaard
05 May 1813
Philosopher, Theologian, Poet, Writer, Novelist,
Lasse SchöneLasse Schöne
27 May 1986
Danish footballer

Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
11 July 1990
Tennis player

Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
11 July 1990
Tennis player
Kasper DolbergKasper Dolberg
06 October 1997
Danish footballer

Peter SchmeichelPeter Schmeichel
18 November 1963
Footballer
Kasper SchmeichelKasper Schmeichel
05 November 1986
Footballer

Mary, Crown Princess of DenmarkMary, Crown Princess of Denmark
05 February 1972
Mathematician

David DencikDavid Dencik
31 October 1974
Actor
Nicolas Winding RefnNicolas Winding Refn
29 September 1970
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer

Frederik, Crown Prince of DenmarkFrederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
26 May 1968
Diplomat
Michael LaudrupMichael Laudrup
15 June 1964
Danish footballer

Christian IX of DenmarkChristian IX of Denmark
08 April 1818
King

Prince George of DenmarkPrince George of Denmark
02 April 1653
prince consort

Karen BlixenKaren Blixen
17 April 1885
Writer, Autobiographer
Kim BodniaKim Bodnia
12 April 1965
Actor, Stage actor, Screenwriter
Anne of DenmarkAnne of Denmark
12 December 1574
Queen

Bjarne StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
30 December 1950
Computer scientist, Engineer, Scientist,

Andreas ChristensenAndreas Christensen
10 April 1996
Danish footballer

Sidse Babett KnudsenSidse Babett Knudsen
22 November 1968
Actor
Christian X of DenmarkChristian X of Denmark
26 September 1870
King

Emre MorEmre Mor
24 July 1997
Footballer

Daniel AggerDaniel Agger
12 December 1984
Danish footballer

Joanna RothJoanna Roth
1965 AD
actor

Lars Løkke RasmussenLars Løkke Rasmussen
15 May 1964
Prime Minister of Denmark
Sven-Ole ThorsenSven-Ole Thorsen
24 September 1944
Actor, Karateka

Yussuf PoulsenYussuf Poulsen
15 June 1994
Footballer
Brian LaudrupBrian Laudrup
22 February 1969
Footballer

Prince Joachim of DenmarkPrince Joachim of Denmark
07 June 1969
 

Frederick IX of DenmarkFrederick IX of Denmark
11 March 1899
King
Agnes ObelAgnes Obel
 

Anna KarinaAnna Karina
22 September 1940
Actor, Singer, Film director, Novelist,
Hjalmar SchachtHjalmar Schacht
22 January 1877
Economist, Banker, Politician

Helle Thorning-SchmidtHelle Thorning-Schmidt
14 December 1966
Prime Minister

Prince Christian of DenmarkPrince Christian of Denmark
15 October 2005
 

Frederick VIII of DenmarkFrederick VIII of Denmark
03 June 1843
King
Bodil JoensenBodil Joensen
25 September 1944
Adult Film Star, Actor

Viktor FischerViktor Fischer
09 June 1994
Footballer
Jørn UtzonJørn Utzon
09 April 1918
architect

René DifRené Dif
17 October 1967
Musician, Singer, Actor

Thomas GravesenThomas Gravesen
11 March 1976
Footballer

Christian IV of DenmarkChristian IV of Denmark
 
Emilie UllerupEmilie Ullerup
27 October 1984
Actor, Film actor