Find out more about the greatest Danish, including Hans Christian Andersen, Lili Elbe, Lars Ulrich, Niels Bohr and Helena Christensen.

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

28 December 1882

13 September 1931

Vejle, Denmark

Capricorn

Hans Christian AndersenHans Christian Andersen

02 April 1805

04 August 1875

Odense

Aries

Lars UlrichLars Ulrich
(Drummer)

26 December 1963

Gentofte

Capricorn

Christian EriksenChristian Eriksen
(Football Player)

14 February 1992

Middelfart, Denmark

Aquarius

Niels BohrNiels Bohr
(Nobel Prize Winning Physicist)

07 October 1885

18 November 1962

Copenhagen, Denmark

Libra

Lars von TrierLars von Trier
(Film-Maker)

30 April 1956

Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

Taurus

Helena ChristensenHelena Christensen
(Danish photographer)

25 December 1968

Copenhagen

Capricorn

Tycho BraheTycho Brahe
(Astronomer)

14 December 1546

24 October 1601

Knutstorp Castle, Sweden

Sagittarius

Nina AgdalNina Agdal
(Model)

26 March 1992

Hillerød, Denmark

Aries

Nicklas BendtnerNicklas Bendtner
(Footballer)

16 January 1998

Copenhagen

Capricorn

King DiamondKing Diamond
(Heavy Metal Musician)

14 June 1956

Hvidovre, Denmark

Gemini

Stephanie CorneliussenStephanie Corneliussen
(Actress & Model)

28 April 1987

Copenhagen, Denmark

Taurus

Josephine SkriverJosephine Skriver
(Model)

14 April 1993

Copenhagen, Denmark

Aries

Victor BorgeVictor Borge
(American-Danish comedian)

03 January 1909

23 December 2000

Copenhagen, Denmark

Capricorn

Lukas ForchhammerLukas Forchhammer
(Singer, actor, songwriter)

18 September 1988

Copenhagen

Virgo

Prince PhilipPrince Philip
(Prince consort)

10 June 1921

Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece

Gemini

Dieterich BuxtehudeDieterich Buxtehude
(Musical Composer and Organist)

24 June 1637

09 May 1707

Bad Oldesloe

Cancer

Aage Niels BohrAage Bohr
(Physicist)

19 June 1922

09 September 2009

Copenhagen, Denmark

Gemini

Camilla DallerupCamilla Dallerup
(Ballroom Dancer)

06 April 1974

Aalborg, Denmark

Aries

Inge LehmannInge Lehmann
(Seismologist, Geophysicist)

13 May 1888

21 February 1993

Østerbro, Denmark

Taurus

Niels Ryberg FinsenNiels Ryberg Finsen
(Physician)

15 December 1860

24 September 1904

Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Sagittarius

Anna AncherAnna Ancher
(Painter)

18 August 1859

15 April 1935

Skagen, Denmark

Leo

Michael AncherMichael Ancher
(Painter)

09 June 1849

19 September 1927

Bornholm

Gemini

August KroghAugust Krogh
(Zoophysiologist)

15 November 1874

13 September 1949

Grenå

Scorpio

Ben Roy MottelsonBen Roy Mottelson
(Physicist)

09 July 1926

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Cancer

Henrik DamHenrik Dam
(Biochemist)

21 February 1895

17 April 1976

Copenhagen

Pisces

Soren KierkegaardSoren Kierkegaard
(Philosopher, Theologian & Religious Author)

05 May 1813

11 November 1855

Copenhagen

Taurus

MrCrainerMrCrainer
(YouTuber)

12 December 1994

Denmark

Sagittarius

Alex HolttiAlex Holtti
(Viner, YouTuber)

01 September 1994

Denmark

Virgo

Oscar RosenstroemOscar Rosenstroem
(Musical.ly star)

14 March 2002

Denmark

Pisces

Benjamin LasnierBenjamin Lasnier
(Singer, Social Media Star)

02 April 1999

Luxembourg

Aries

William Christopher ZeiseWilliam Christopher Zeise
(Organic Chemist)

15 October 1789

12 November 1847

Slagelse, Denmark

Libra

Hans Christian ØrstedHans Christian Ørsted
(Physicist)

14 August 1777

09 March 1851

Rudkøbing

Leo

Thea KornumThea Kornum
(YouTuber)

22 April 1998

Denmark

Taurus

Jens C SkouJens C Skou
(Nobel Laureate in Chemistry)

08 October 1918

Lemvig, Denmark

Libra

Mia SandMia Sand
(Fitness Model)

11 October 1987

Denmark

Libra

Signe HansenSigne Hansen
(Digital Artist)

19 April 1995

Denmark

Aries

Connie NielsenConnie Nielsen
(Television actor, Actor, Model)

03 July 1965

Frederikshavn

Cancer

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

15 July 1963

Rødovre

Cancer

Mads MikkelsenMads Mikkelsen
(Actor)

22 November 1965

Østerbro

Scorpio

Nikolaj Coster-WaldauNikolaj Coster-Waldau
(Actor, Film producer, Playwright, Screenwriter)

27 July 1970

Rudkøbing

Leo

Margrethe II of DenmarkMargrethe II of Denmark
(Queen)

16 April 1940

Amalienborg, Copenhagen

Aries

Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
(Tennis player)

11 July 1990

Odense

Cancer

Caroline WozniackiCaroline Wozniacki
(Tennis player)

11 July 1990

Odense

Cancer

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

05 May 1813

11 November 1855

Copenhagen

Taurus

Henrik, Prince Consort of DenmarkHenrik, Prince Consort of Denmark
(Poet, Writer, Visual artist, Pianist)

11 June 1934

Talence

Gemini

George I of GreeceGeorge I of Greece
(King)

24 December 1845

18 March 1913

Copenhagen

Capricorn

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

26 May 1968

Copenhagen

Gemini

Sidse Babett KnudsenSidse Babett Knudsen
(Actor)

22 November 1968

Copenhagen

Scorpio

Peter SchmeichelPeter Schmeichel
(Footballer)

18 November 1963

Gladsaxe

Scorpio

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

05 February 1972

Hobart

Aquarius

Andreas ChristensenAndreas Christensen
(Danish footballer)

10 April 1996

Lillerød, Denmark

Aries

Christian IX of DenmarkChristian IX of Denmark
(King)

08 April 1818

29 January 1906

Gottorf Castle, Schleswig, Schleswig-Holstein

Aries

Lukas_GrahamLukas_Graham

Prince Joachim of DenmarkPrince Joachim of Denmark

07 June 1969

Copenhagen

Gemini

Kasper SchmeichelKasper Schmeichel
(Footballer)

05 November 1986

Copenhagen

Scorpio

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

29 September 1970

Copenhagen

Libra

Michael LaudrupMichael Laudrup
(Danish footballer)

15 June 1964

Frederiksberg

Gemini

Karen BlixenKaren Blixen
(Writer, Autobiographer)

17 April 1885

07 September 1962

Zealand

Aries

Frederick IX of DenmarkFrederick IX of Denmark
(King)

11 March 1899

14 January 1972

Sorgenfri Palace

Pisces

Christian X of DenmarkChristian X of Denmark
(King)

26 September 1870

20 April 1947

Charlottenlund

Libra

Prince Christian of DenmarkPrince Christian of Denmark

15 October 2005

Copenhagen

Libra

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

30 December 1950

Aarhus

Capricorn

Mille DinesenMille Dinesen
(Actor, Film actor)

17 March 1974

Denmark

Pisces

Anne of DenmarkAnne of Denmark
(Queen)

12 December 1574

02 March 1619

Skanderborg

Sagittarius

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

22 September 1940

Solbjerg

Virgo

Nikolaj Lie KaasNikolaj Lie Kaas
(Stage actor, Film actor, Screenwriter)

22 May 1973

Rødovre

Gemini

Hjalmar SchachtHjalmar Schacht
(Economist, Banker, Politician)

22 January 1877

03 June 1970

Tinglev

Aquarius

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

24 September 1944

Copenhagen

Libra

Daniel AggerDaniel Agger
(Danish footballer)

12 December 1984

Hvidovre

Sagittarius

Emre MorEmre Mor
(Footballer)

24 July 1997

Brønshøj

Leo

Ulrich ThomsenUlrich Thomsen
(Actor, Film director, Screenwriter)

06 December 1963

Funen

Sagittarius

Frederick VIII of DenmarkFrederick VIII of Denmark
(King)

03 June 1843

14 May 1912

Copenhagen

Gemini

Kim BodniaKim Bodnia
(Actor, Stage actor, Screenwriter)

12 April 1965

Copenhagen

Aries

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

02 February 1886

02 September 1957

Nykøbing Falster

Aquarius

Agnes ObelAgnes Obel

Kasper DolbergKasper Dolberg
(Danish footballer)

06 October 1997

Silkeborg

Libra

David DencikDavid Dencik
(Actor)

31 October 1974

Stockholm

Scorpio

Brian LaudrupBrian Laudrup
(Footballer)

22 February 1969

Vienna

Pisces

Thure LindhardtThure Lindhardt
(Actor)

24 December 1974

Copenhagen

Capricorn

Bodil JoensenBodil Joensen
(Pornographic actor, Actor)

25 September 1944

03 January 1985

Hundige

Libra