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.
Mads MikkelsenMads Mikkelsen
22 November 1965
Actor
Viggo MortensenViggo Mortensen
20 October 1958
Actor

Connie NielsenConnie Nielsen
03 July 1965
Actress

Giancarlo EspositoGiancarlo Esposito
26 April 1958
Actor

Ivar the BonelessIvar the Boneless
0794 AD
Viking Warrior

Christian IX of DenmarkChristian IX of Denmark
08 April 1818
King of Denmark
Nikolaj Coster-WaldauNikolaj Coster-Waldau
27 July 1970
Actor, Screenwriter, Producer

Lars UlrichLars Ulrich
26 December 1963
Drummer

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

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

Soren KierkegaardSoren Kierkegaard
05 May 1813
Philosopher, Theologian & Religious Author

Sandi ToksvigSandi Toksvig
03 May 1958
Comedian, Writer

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

Lili ElbeLili Elbe
28 December 1882
One of the first recipients of sex reassignment
Christian EriksenChristian Eriksen
14 February 1992
Football Player

Niels BohrNiels Bohr
07 October 1885
Nobel Prize Winning Physicist

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

Sigurd Snake-in-the-EyeSigurd Snake-in-the-Eye
 
Viking Warrior
Christian XChristian X
26 September 1870
King of Denmark

Frederick IX of DenmarkFrederick IX of Denmark
11 March 1899
King
Tycho BraheTycho Brahe
14 December 1546
Astronomer

Nicklas BendtnerNicklas Bendtner
16 January 1998
Footballer

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

Victor BorgeVictor Borge
03 January 1909
American-Danish comedian
Anne of DenmarkAnne of Denmark
12 December 1574
Queen of England

GuthrumGuthrum
 
King

Hjalmar SchachtHjalmar Schacht
22 January 1877
Economist
David BoydDavid Boyd
06 February 1988
Singer

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

Emilie UllerupEmilie Ullerup
27 October 1984
Actor

Morten AndersenMorten Andersen
19 August 1960
American Football Kicker

Stephanie CorneliussenStephanie Corneliussen
28 April 1987
Actress & Model
Josephine SkriverJosephine Skriver
14 April 1993
Model
Hans Christian ØrstedHans Christian Ørsted
14 August 1777
Physicist

Peter FreuchenPeter Freuchen
02 February 1886
Explorer

Dieterich BuxtehudeDieterich Buxtehude
24 June 1637
Musical Composer and Organist

Aage Niels BohrAage Bohr
19 June 1922
Physicist
Fie LaursenFie Laursen
03 July 1996
YouTuber

Inge LehmannInge Lehmann
13 May 1888
Seismologist, Geophysicist

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

Niels Ryberg FinsenNiels Ryberg Finsen
15 December 1860
Physician

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

Jens C SkouJens C Skou
08 October 1918
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Sarah BroSarah Bro
04 March 1996
Swimmer

Camilla DallerupCamilla Dallerup
06 April 1974
Ballroom Dancer

August KroghAugust Krogh
15 November 1874
Zoophysiologist
Serena Skov CampbellSerena Skov Campbell
15 October 1988
Girlfriend Of Aziz Ansari

Ben Roy MottelsonBen Roy Mottelson
09 July 1926
Physicist
Hanne JacobsenHanne Jacobsen
13 January 1961
Actress

Mia SandMia Sand
11 October 1987
Fitness Model

Henrik DamHenrik Dam
21 February 1895
Biochemist

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

MrCrainerMrCrainer
12 December 1994
YouTuber
Benjamin LasnierBenjamin Lasnier
02 April 1999
Singer, Social Media Star

Fillippa Coster-WaldauFillippa Coster-Waldau
30 September 2000
Actress

Signe HansenSigne Hansen
19 April 1995
Digital Artist

Alex HolttiAlex Holtti
01 September 1994
Viner, YouTuber
Thea KornumThea Kornum
22 April 1998
YouTuber

Elvira LindElvira Lind
1981 AD
Film Producer
William Christopher ZeiseWilliam Christopher Zeise
15 October 1789
Organic Chemist

Safina WaldauSafina Waldau
2003 AD
Actress

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

Brigitte NielsenBrigitte Nielsen
15 July 1963
Actress
Thomas VinterbergThomas Vinterberg
19 May 1969
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter

Cnut the GreatCnut the Great
0990 AD
King of Denmark

Kevin MagnussenKevin Magnussen
05 October 1992
Racing driver
Nadia NadimNadia Nadim
02 January 1988
Association football player

Martin BraithwaiteMartin Braithwaite
05 June 1991
Footballer
Maria FeodorovnaMaria Feodorovna
26 November 1847
Empress

Lars MikkelsenLars Mikkelsen
06 May 1964
Actor

Andreas ChristensenAndreas Christensen
10 April 1996
Danish footballer

Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
11 July 1990
Tennis player
Harald I of DenmarkHarald I of Denmark
0910 AD
King
Louise EriksenLouise Eriksen
11 September 1995
Football player

Nicolas Winding RefnNicolas Winding Refn
29 September 1970
Film director

Michael LaudrupMichael Laudrup
15 June 1964
Danish footballer

Sweyn I of DenmarkSweyn I of Denmark
0960 AD
King
Frederick VIII of DenmarkFrederick VIII of Denmark
03 June 1843
King

Ejner JohanssonEjner Johansson
07 March 1922
Art Historian

Mette FrederiksenMette Frederiksen
19 November 1977
Politician

Alex Hogh AndersenAlex Hogh Andersen
20 May 1994
Actor

Lukas_GrahamLukas_Graham
 
Prince Joachim of DenmarkPrince Joachim of Denmark
07 June 1969
Prince

Halfdan RagnarssonHalfdan Ragnarsson
King
Prince Christian of DenmarkPrince Christian of Denmark
15 October 2005
 

Queen Anne-Marie of GreeceQueen Anne-Marie of Greece
30 August 1946
Queen
Pilou AsbaekPilou Asbaek
02 March 1982
Actor
Simon KjærSimon Kjær
26 March 1989
Footballer