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
(Actor, Screenwriter, Producer)

27 July 1970

Niels BohrNiels Bohr
(Nobel Prize Winning Physicist)

07 October 1885

Lars UlrichLars Ulrich

26 December 1963

Helena ChristensenHelena Christensen
(Danish photographer)

25 December 1968

Lars von TrierLars von Trier

30 April 1956

Tycho BraheTycho Brahe

14 December 1546

Lili ElbeLili Elbe
(One of the first recipients of sex reassignment surgery)

28 December 1882

Christian EriksenChristian Eriksen
(Football Player)

14 February 1992

Nicklas BendtnerNicklas Bendtner

16 January 1998

Lukas ForchhammerLukas Forchhammer
(Singer, actor, songwriter)

18 September 1988

King DiamondKing Diamond
(Heavy Metal Musician)

14 June 1956

Nina AgdalNina Agdal

26 March 1992

Victor BorgeVictor Borge
(American-Danish comedian)

03 January 1909

Josephine SkriverJosephine Skriver

14 April 1993

Stephanie CorneliussenStephanie Corneliussen
(Actress & Model)

28 April 1987

Camilla DallerupCamilla Dallerup
(Ballroom Dancer)

06 April 1974

Prince PhilipPrince Philip
(Prince consort)

10 June 1921

Dieterich BuxtehudeDieterich Buxtehude
(Musical Composer and Organist)

24 June 1637

Aage Niels BohrAage Bohr

19 June 1922

Signe HansenSigne Hansen
(Digital Artist)

19 April 1995

Inge LehmannInge Lehmann
(Seismologist, Geophysicist)

13 May 1888

Niels Ryberg FinsenNiels Ryberg Finsen

15 December 1860

Michael AncherMichael Ancher

09 June 1849

Anna AncherAnna Ancher

18 August 1859

Soren KierkegaardSoren Kierkegaard
(Philosopher, Theologian & Religious Author)

05 May 1813

Mia SandMia Sand
(Fitness Model)

11 October 1987

August KroghAugust Krogh

15 November 1874

Ben Roy MottelsonBen Roy Mottelson

09 July 1926


12 December 1994

Henrik DamHenrik Dam

21 February 1895

Oscar RosenstroemOscar Rosenstroem
( star)

14 March 2002

Hans Christian ØrstedHans Christian Ørsted

14 August 1777

Thea KornumThea Kornum

22 April 1998

Benjamin LasnierBenjamin Lasnier
(Singer, Social Media Star)

02 April 1999

William Christopher ZeiseWilliam Christopher Zeise
(Organic Chemist)

15 October 1789

Alex HolttiAlex Holtti
(Viner, YouTuber)

01 September 1994

Jens C SkouJens C Skou
(Nobel Laureate in Chemistry)

08 October 1918

Kristina TholstrupKristina Tholstrup
(Socialite, Wife of Late Roger Moore)

1941 AD

Fie LaursenFie Laursen

03 July 1996

Brigitte NielsenBrigitte Nielsen
(Actor, Model, Singer, Television presenter)

15 July 1963

Connie NielsenConnie Nielsen
(Television actor, Actor, Model)

03 July 1965

Mads MikkelsenMads Mikkelsen

22 November 1965

Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
(Tennis player)

11 July 1990

Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
(Tennis player)

11 July 1990

Lene HauLene Hau
(Physicist, University teacher)

13 November 1959

Søren KierkegaardSøren Kierkegaard
(Philosopher, Theologian, Poet, Writer, Novelist, Literary critic)

05 May 1813


Kasper SchmeichelKasper Schmeichel

05 November 1986

George I of GreeceGeorge I of Greece

24 December 1845

Peter SchmeichelPeter Schmeichel

18 November 1963

Kim BodniaKim Bodnia
(Actor, Stage actor, Screenwriter)

12 April 1965

Mary, Crown Princess of DenmarkMary, Crown Princess of Denmark

05 February 1972

Karen BlixenKaren Blixen
(Writer, Autobiographer)

17 April 1885

Christian IX of DenmarkChristian IX of Denmark

08 April 1818

Frederik, Crown Prince of DenmarkFrederik, Crown Prince of Denmark

26 May 1968

Nicolas Winding RefnNicolas Winding Refn
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer)

29 September 1970

Michael LaudrupMichael Laudrup
(Danish footballer)

15 June 1964

Sidse Babett KnudsenSidse Babett Knudsen

22 November 1968

Bjarne StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
(Computer scientist, Engineer, Scientist, Programmer, Writer, University teacher)

30 December 1950

Andreas ChristensenAndreas Christensen
(Danish footballer)

10 April 1996

Christian X of DenmarkChristian X of Denmark

26 September 1870

Emilie UllerupEmilie Ullerup
(Actor, Film actor)

27 October 1984

Anne of DenmarkAnne of Denmark

12 December 1574

Kasper DolbergKasper Dolberg
(Danish footballer)

06 October 1997

Prince Joachim of DenmarkPrince Joachim of Denmark

07 June 1969

Sven-Ole ThorsenSven-Ole Thorsen
(Actor, Karateka)

24 September 1944

Anders LindegaardAnders Lindegaard
(Danish footballer)

13 April 1984

Frederick IX of DenmarkFrederick IX of Denmark

11 March 1899

Hjalmar SchachtHjalmar Schacht
(Economist, Banker, Politician)

22 January 1877

Anna KarinaAnna Karina
(Actor, Singer, Film director, Novelist, Screenwriter, Model)

22 September 1940

Emre MorEmre Mor

24 July 1997

Peter FreuchenPeter Freuchen
(Explorer, Anthropologist, Writer, Journalist)

02 February 1886

Ulrich ThomsenUlrich Thomsen
(Actor, Film director, Screenwriter)

06 December 1963

Prince Christian of DenmarkPrince Christian of Denmark

15 October 2005