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

Christian EriksenChristian Eriksen
14 February 1992
Football Player

Sandi ToksvigSandi Toksvig
03 May 1958
Comedian, Writer

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

Lili ElbeLili Elbe
28 December 1882
One of the first recipients of sex reassignment

Søren KierkegaardSøren Kierkegaard
05 May 1813
Philosopher

Lars UlrichLars Ulrich
26 December 1963
Drummer
Helena ChristensenHelena Christensen
25 December 1968
Danish photographer

Lars von TrierLars von Trier
30 April 1956
Film-Maker
Sigurd Snake-in-the-EyeSigurd Snake-in-the-Eye
 
Viking Warrior

Niels BohrNiels Bohr
07 October 1885
Nobel Prize Winning Physicist

Tycho BraheTycho Brahe
14 December 1546
Astronomer

Nicklas BendtnerNicklas Bendtner
16 January 1998
Footballer

Christian IX of DenmarkChristian IX of Denmark
08 April 1818
King of Denmark
Mary, Crown Princess of DenmarkMary, Crown Princess of Denmark
05 February 1972
Princess

Frederik, Crown Prince of DenmarkFrederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
26 May 1968
Eldest Son of Queen of Denmark Margrethe II

Haakon VII of NorwayHaakon VII of Norway
03 August 1872
King of Norway

King DiamondKing Diamond
14 June 1956
Heavy Metal Musician
Karen BlixenKaren Blixen
17 April 1885
Writer

Nina AgdalNina Agdal
26 March 1992
Model
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
Lukas ForchhammerLukas Forchhammer
18 September 1988
Singer, actor, songwriter

Prince PhilipPrince Philip
10 June 1921
Royal Knight of the Garter
Stephanie CorneliussenStephanie Corneliussen
28 April 1987
Actress & Model

Emilie UllerupEmilie Ullerup
27 October 1984
Actor

Morten AndersenMorten Andersen
19 August 1960
American Football Kicker
Peter FreuchenPeter Freuchen
02 February 1886
Explorer

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Hans Christian ØrstedHans Christian Ørsted
14 August 1777
Physicist
Josephine SkriverJosephine Skriver
14 April 1993
Model

Dieterich BuxtehudeDieterich Buxtehude
24 June 1637
Musical Composer and Organist

Aage Niels BohrAage Bohr
19 June 1922
Physicist

Niels Ryberg FinsenNiels Ryberg Finsen
15 December 1860
Physician
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
Sarah BroSarah Bro
04 March 1996
Swimmer

August KroghAugust Krogh
15 November 1874
Zoophysiologist

Ben Roy MottelsonBen Roy Mottelson
09 July 1926
Physicist

Henrik DamHenrik Dam
21 February 1895
Biochemist

MrCrainerMrCrainer
12 December 1994
YouTuber
Alex HolttiAlex Holtti
01 September 1994
Viner, YouTuber

Soren KierkegaardSoren Kierkegaard
05 May 1813
Philosopher, Theologian & Religious Author
Hanne JacobsenHanne Jacobsen
13 January 1961
Actress

Safina WaldauSafina Waldau
2003 AD
Actress

William Christopher ZeiseWilliam Christopher Zeise
15 October 1789
Organic Chemist
Christian XChristian X
26 September 1870
King of Denmark

Mia SandMia Sand
11 October 1987
Fitness Model
Thea KornumThea Kornum
22 April 1998
YouTuber

Fie LaursenFie Laursen
03 July 1996
YouTuber

Benjamin LasnierBenjamin Lasnier
02 April 1999
Singer, Social Media Star

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

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

Signe HansenSigne Hansen
19 April 1995
Digital Artist

Elvira LindElvira Lind
1981 AD
Film Producer

David BoydDavid Boyd
06 February 1988
Singer
Jens C SkouJens C Skou
08 October 1918
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Martin BraithwaiteMartin Braithwaite
05 June 1991
Footballer
Brigitte NielsenBrigitte Nielsen
15 July 1963
Actor, Model, Singer, Television presenter

Mads MikkelsenMads Mikkelsen
22 November 1965
Actor

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

Connie NielsenConnie Nielsen
03 July 1965
Television actor, Actor, Model
Robert HansenRobert Hansen
05 October 1979
Actor

Lars MikkelsenLars Mikkelsen
06 May 1964
Actor

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

Agnes ObelAgnes Obel
28 October 1980
Singer-songwriter
Nicolas Winding RefnNicolas Winding Refn
29 September 1970
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer

Simon KjærSimon Kjær
26 March 1989
Footballer

Anna KarinaAnna Karina
22 September 1940
Actor, Singer, Film director, Novelist,

Lukas_GrahamLukas_Graham
 
Michael LaudrupMichael Laudrup
15 June 1964
Danish footballer
Thomas GravesenThomas Gravesen
11 March 1976
Footballer

Sidse Babett KnudsenSidse Babett Knudsen
22 November 1968
Actor

Emre MorEmre Mor
24 July 1997
Footballer

Kim BodniaKim Bodnia
12 April 1965
Actor, Stage actor, Screenwriter
Frederick IX of DenmarkFrederick IX of Denmark
11 March 1899
King

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

Brian LaudrupBrian Laudrup
22 February 1969
Footballer

Yussuf PoulsenYussuf Poulsen
15 June 1994
Footballer

Ole Kirk ChristiansenOle Kirk Christiansen
01 April 1891
Inventor
Prince Joachim of DenmarkPrince Joachim of Denmark
07 June 1969
 

Kasper DolbergKasper Dolberg
06 October 1997
Danish footballer
David DencikDavid Dencik
31 October 1974
Actor

Peter MadsenPeter Madsen
12 June 1942
Engineer
GuthrumGuthrum
King of Denmark
Bjarke IngelsBjarke Ingels
02 October 1974
Architect