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.
Sandi ToksvigSandi Toksvig
(Comedian, Writer)

03 May 1958

Nikolaj Coster-WaldauNikolaj Coster-Waldau
(Actor, Screenwriter, Producer)

27 July 1970

Lars von TrierLars von Trier
(Film-Maker)

30 April 1956

Helena ChristensenHelena Christensen
(Danish photographer)

25 December 1968

Lars UlrichLars Ulrich
(Drummer)

26 December 1963

Niels BohrNiels Bohr
(Nobel Prize Winning Physicist)

07 October 1885

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

28 December 1882

Tycho BraheTycho Brahe
(Astronomer)

14 December 1546

Christian EriksenChristian Eriksen
(Football Player)

14 February 1992

Sigurd Snake-in-the-EyeSigurd Snake-in-the-Eye
(Viking Warrior)
Nicklas BendtnerNicklas Bendtner
(Footballer)

16 January 1998

Continue Reading Below

Lukas ForchhammerLukas Forchhammer
(Singer, actor, songwriter)

18 September 1988

Nina AgdalNina Agdal
(Model)

26 March 1992

Josephine SkriverJosephine Skriver
(Model)

14 April 1993

King DiamondKing Diamond
(Heavy Metal Musician)

14 June 1956

Victor BorgeVictor Borge
(American-Danish comedian)

03 January 1909

Peter FreuchenPeter Freuchen
(Explorer)

02 February 1886

Continue Reading Below

Stephanie CorneliussenStephanie Corneliussen
(Actress & Model)

28 April 1987

Prince PhilipPrince Philip
(Prince consort)

10 June 1921

Camilla DallerupCamilla Dallerup
(Ballroom Dancer)

06 April 1974

Dieterich BuxtehudeDieterich Buxtehude
(Musical Composer and Organist)

24 June 1637

Aage Niels BohrAage Bohr
(Physicist)

19 June 1922

Oscar RosenstroemOscar Rosenstroem
(TikTok (Musical.ly) star)

14 March 2002

Continue Reading Below

Inge LehmannInge Lehmann
(Seismologist, Geophysicist)

13 May 1888

Michael AncherMichael Ancher
(Painter)

09 June 1849

Niels Ryberg FinsenNiels Ryberg Finsen
(Physician)

15 December 1860

Anna AncherAnna Ancher
(Painter)

18 August 1859

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

1941 AD

August KroghAugust Krogh
(Zoophysiologist)

15 November 1874

Continue Reading Below

Ben Roy MottelsonBen Roy Mottelson
(Physicist)

09 July 1926

Soren KierkegaardSoren Kierkegaard
(Philosopher, Theologian & Religious Author)

05 May 1813

MrCrainerMrCrainer
(YouTuber)

12 December 1994

Mia SandMia Sand
(Fitness Model)

11 October 1987

Henrik DamHenrik Dam
(Biochemist)

21 February 1895

Alex HolttiAlex Holtti
(Viner, YouTuber)

01 September 1994

Continue Reading Below

Hans Christian ØrstedHans Christian Ørsted
(Physicist)

14 August 1777

William Christopher ZeiseWilliam Christopher Zeise
(Organic Chemist)

15 October 1789

Benjamin LasnierBenjamin Lasnier
(Singer, Social Media Star)

02 April 1999

Thea KornumThea Kornum
(YouTuber)

22 April 1998

Signe HansenSigne Hansen
(Digital Artist)

19 April 1995

Jens C SkouJens C Skou
(Nobel Laureate in Chemistry)

08 October 1918

Continue Reading Below

Elvira LindElvira Lind
(Film Producer)

1981 AD

Fie LaursenFie Laursen
(YouTuber)

03 July 1996

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

15 July 1963

Mads MikkelsenMads Mikkelsen
(Actor)

22 November 1965

Connie NielsenConnie Nielsen
(Television actor, Actor, Model)

03 July 1965

Susanne BierSusanne Bier
(Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter)

15 April 1960

Continue Reading Below

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

05 May 1813

Kasper SchmeichelKasper Schmeichel
(Footballer)

05 November 1986

Peter SchmeichelPeter Schmeichel
(Footballer)

18 November 1963

Emilie UllerupEmilie Ullerup
(Actor, Film actor)

27 October 1984

Prince George of DenmarkPrince George of Denmark
(prince consort)

02 April 1653

Continue Reading Below
Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
(Tennis player)

11 July 1990

Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
(Tennis player)

11 July 1990

George I of GreeceGeorge I of Greece
(King)

24 December 1845

Mary, Crown Princess of DenmarkMary, Crown Princess of Denmark
(Mathematician)

05 February 1972

Christian IX of DenmarkChristian IX of Denmark
(King)

08 April 1818

Frederik, Crown Prince of DenmarkFrederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
(Diplomat)

26 May 1968

Continue Reading Below
Karen BlixenKaren Blixen
(Writer, Autobiographer)

17 April 1885

Michael LaudrupMichael Laudrup
(Danish footballer)

15 June 1964

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

29 September 1970

Anne of DenmarkAnne of Denmark
(Queen)

12 December 1574

Kim BodniaKim Bodnia
(Actor, Stage actor, Screenwriter)

12 April 1965

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

30 December 1950

Continue Reading Below

Christian X of DenmarkChristian X of Denmark
(King)

26 September 1870

Hjalmar SchachtHjalmar Schacht
(Economist, Banker, Politician)

22 January 1877

Kasper DolbergKasper Dolberg
(Danish footballer)

06 October 1997

Sidse Babett KnudsenSidse Babett Knudsen
(Actor)

22 November 1968

Andreas ChristensenAndreas Christensen
(Danish footballer)

10 April 1996

Prince Joachim of DenmarkPrince Joachim of Denmark

07 June 1969

Continue Reading Below

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

22 September 1940

Frederick IX of DenmarkFrederick IX of Denmark
(King)

11 March 1899

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

24 September 1944