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.
Giancarlo EspositoGiancarlo Esposito
26 April 1958
Actor
Viggo MortensenViggo Mortensen
20 October 1958
Actor

Christian EriksenChristian Eriksen
14 February 1992
Football Player

Nikolaj Coster-WaldauNikolaj Coster-Waldau
27 July 1970
Actor, Screenwriter, Producer

Lars UlrichLars Ulrich
26 December 1963
Drummer

Sandi ToksvigSandi Toksvig
03 May 1958
Comedian, Writer

Søren KierkegaardSøren Kierkegaard
05 May 1813
Philosopher

Lars von TrierLars von Trier
30 April 1956
Film-Maker
Helena ChristensenHelena Christensen
25 December 1968
Danish photographer

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

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

Christian IX of DenmarkChristian IX of Denmark
08 April 1818
King of Denmark

Tycho BraheTycho Brahe
14 December 1546
Astronomer

Frederik, Crown Prince of DenmarkFrederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
26 May 1968
Eldest Son of Queen of Denmark Margrethe II
Nicklas BendtnerNicklas Bendtner
16 January 1998
Footballer

Karen BlixenKaren Blixen
17 April 1885
Writer

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

Haakon VII of NorwayHaakon VII of Norway
03 August 1872
King of Norway
Emilie UllerupEmilie Ullerup
27 October 1984
Actor

King DiamondKing Diamond
14 June 1956
Heavy Metal Musician
Nina AgdalNina Agdal
26 March 1992
Model

Frederick IX of DenmarkFrederick IX of Denmark
11 March 1899
King

GuthrumGuthrum
 
King
Anne of DenmarkAnne of Denmark
12 December 1574
Queen of England

Victor BorgeVictor Borge
03 January 1909
American-Danish comedian
Hjalmar SchachtHjalmar Schacht
22 January 1877
Economist

Morten AndersenMorten Andersen
19 August 1960
American Football Kicker

Lukas ForchhammerLukas Forchhammer
18 September 1988
Singer, actor, songwriter
Stephanie CorneliussenStephanie Corneliussen
28 April 1987
Actress & Model

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Josephine SkriverJosephine Skriver
14 April 1993
Model
Peter FreuchenPeter Freuchen
02 February 1886
Explorer

Hans Christian ØrstedHans Christian Ørsted
14 August 1777
Physicist

Prince PhilipPrince Philip
10 June 1921
Royal Knight of the Garter

Dieterich BuxtehudeDieterich Buxtehude
24 June 1637
Musical Composer and Organist
Niels Ryberg FinsenNiels Ryberg Finsen
15 December 1860
Physician
Aage Niels BohrAage Bohr
19 June 1922
Physicist

Inge LehmannInge Lehmann
13 May 1888
Seismologist, Geophysicist

Anna AncherAnna Ancher
18 August 1859
Painter

Michael AncherMichael Ancher
09 June 1849
Painter
Kristina TholstrupKristina Tholstrup
1941 AD
Socialite, Wife of Late Roger Moore

Camilla DallerupCamilla Dallerup
06 April 1974
Ballroom Dancer

Hanne JacobsenHanne Jacobsen
13 January 1961
Actress

August KroghAugust Krogh
15 November 1874
Zoophysiologist

Ben Roy MottelsonBen Roy Mottelson
09 July 1926
Physicist
Sarah BroSarah Bro
04 March 1996
Swimmer

Henrik DamHenrik Dam
21 February 1895
Biochemist
Alex HolttiAlex Holtti
01 September 1994
Viner, YouTuber

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

Soren KierkegaardSoren Kierkegaard
05 May 1813
Philosopher, Theologian & Religious Author
Safina WaldauSafina Waldau
2003 AD
Actress

Christian XChristian X
26 September 1870
King of Denmark
Fie LaursenFie Laursen
03 July 1996
YouTuber

MrCrainerMrCrainer
12 December 1994
YouTuber

Benjamin LasnierBenjamin Lasnier
02 April 1999
Singer, Social Media Star

William Christopher ZeiseWilliam Christopher Zeise
15 October 1789
Organic Chemist

Oscar RosenstroemOscar Rosenstroem
14 March 2002
TikTok (Musical.ly) star
Fillippa Coster-WaldauFillippa Coster-Waldau
30 September 2000
Actress

Mia SandMia Sand
11 October 1987
Fitness Model

Serena Skov CampbellSerena Skov Campbell
15 October 1988
Girlfriend Of Aziz Ansari

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

David BoydDavid Boyd
06 February 1988
Singer
Thea KornumThea Kornum
22 April 1998
YouTuber

Robert HansenRobert Hansen
05 October 1979
Actor

Mads MikkelsenMads Mikkelsen
22 November 1965
Actor
Brigitte NielsenBrigitte Nielsen
15 July 1963
Actress

Connie NielsenConnie Nielsen
03 July 1965
Television actor, Actor, Model
Martin BraithwaiteMartin Braithwaite
05 June 1991
Footballer

Cnut the GreatCnut the Great
0990 AD
King of Denmark

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

Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
11 July 1990
Tennis player
Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
11 July 1990
Tennis player

Lars MikkelsenLars Mikkelsen
06 May 1964
Actor

Sidse Babett KnudsenSidse Babett Knudsen
22 November 1968
Actor

Mille DinesenMille Dinesen
17 March 1974
Actor, Film actor
Yussuf PoulsenYussuf Poulsen
15 June 1994
Footballer
Kim BodniaKim Bodnia
12 April 1965
Actor, Stage actor, Screenwriter

Nicolas Winding RefnNicolas Winding Refn
29 September 1970
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer

Agnes ObelAgnes Obel
28 October 1980
Singer-songwriter

Michael LaudrupMichael Laudrup
15 June 1964
Danish footballer
Andreas ChristensenAndreas Christensen
10 April 1996
Danish footballer

Susan OlsenSusan Olsen
27 April 1964
Actress

Birgitte Hjort SørensenBirgitte Hjort Sørensen
16 January 1982
Actress

Lukas_GrahamLukas_Graham
 

Simon KjærSimon Kjær
26 March 1989
Footballer
Halfdan RagnarssonHalfdan Ragnarsson
King

Prince Joachim of DenmarkPrince Joachim of Denmark
07 June 1969
 
Bjarne StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
30 December 1950
Computer scientist, Engineer, Scientist,

Brian LaudrupBrian Laudrup
22 February 1969
Footballer
MØ
13 August 1988
Singer-songwriter
Kasper DolbergKasper Dolberg
06 October 1997
Danish footballer