List of famous Danish people with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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

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

Hans Christian AndersenHans Christian Andersen

02 April 1805

04 August 1875

Odense

Aries

Tycho BraheTycho Brahe
(Astronomer)

14 December 1546

24 October 1601

Knutstorp Castle, Sweden

Sagittarius

Nina AgdalNina Agdal
(Model)

26 March 1992

Hillerød, Denmark

Aries

Helena ChristensenHelena Christensen
(Danish photographer)

25 December 1968

Copenhagen

Capricorn

King DiamondKing Diamond
(Heavy Metal Musician)

14 June 1956

Hvidovre, Denmark

Gemini

Lars UlrichLars Ulrich
(Drummer)

26 December 1963

Gentofte

Capricorn

Hans Christian ØrstedHans Christian Ørsted
(Physicist)

14 August 1777

09 March 1851

Rudkøbing

Leo

Camilla DallerupCamilla Dallerup
(Ballroom Dancer)

06 April 1974

Aalborg, Denmark

Aries

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

Ben Roy MottelsonBen Roy Mottelson
(Physicist)

09 July 1926

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Cancer

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

Inge LehmannInge Lehmann
(Seismologist, Geophysicist)

13 May 1888

21 February 1993

Østerbro, Denmark

Taurus

MrCrainerMrCrainer
(YouTuber)

12 December 1994

Denmark

Sagittarius

Anna AncherAnna Ancher
(Painter)

18 August 1859

15 April 1935

Skagen, Denmark

Leo

Niels Ryberg FinsenNiels Ryberg Finsen
(Physician)

15 December 1860

24 September 1904

Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Sagittarius

Soren KierkegaardSoren Kierkegaard
(Philosopher, Theologian & Religious Author)

05 May 1813

11 November 1855

Copenhagen

Taurus

August KroghAugust Krogh
(Zoophysiologist)

15 November 1874

13 September 1949

Grenå

Scorpio

Michael AncherMichael Ancher
(Painter)

09 June 1849

19 September 1927

Bornholm

Gemini

Henrik DamHenrik Dam
(Biochemist)

21 February 1895

17 April 1976

Copenhagen

Pisces

Benjamin LasnierBenjamin Lasnier
(Singer, Social Media Star)

02 April 1999

Luxembourg, Europe

Aries

Alex HolttiAlex Holtti
(Viner, YouTuber)

01 September 1994

Denmark

Virgo

William Christopher ZeiseWilliam Christopher Zeise
(Organic Chemist)

15 October 1789

12 November 1847

Slagelse, Denmark

Libra

Oscar RosenstroemOscar Rosenstroem
(Musical.ly star)

14 March 2002

Denmark

Pisces

Jens C SkouJens C Skou
(Nobel Laureate in Chemistry)

08 October 1918

Lemvig, Denmark

Libra

Stephanie CorneliussenStephanie Corneliussen
(Actress & Model)

28 April 1987

Copenhagen, Denmark

Taurus

Mads MikkelsenMads Mikkelsen
(Actor)

22 November 1965

Copenhagen

Scorpio

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

27 July 1970

Rudkøbing

Leo

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

05 May 1813

11 November 1855

Copenhagen

Taurus

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

15 July 1963

Rødovre

Cancer

Jesper ChristensenJesper Christensen
(Actor)

16 May 1948

Copenhagen

Taurus

Connie NielsenConnie Nielsen
(Television actor, Actor, Model)

03 July 1965

Frederikshavn

Cancer

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

05 February 1972

Hobart

Aquarius

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

26 May 1968

Copenhagen

Gemini

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

30 December 1950

Aarhus

Capricorn

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

29 September 1970

Copenhagen

Libra

Lukas_GrahamLukas_Graham
Thure LindhardtThure Lindhardt
(Actor)

24 December 1974

Copenhagen

Capricorn

Karen BlixenKaren Blixen
(Writer, Autobiographer)

17 April 1885

07 September 1962

Rungstedlund

Aries

Sidse Babett KnudsenSidse Babett Knudsen
(Actor)

22 November 1968

Copenhagen

Scorpio

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

22 September 1940

Solbjerg

Virgo

Bodil JoensenBodil Joensen
(Pornographic actor, Actor)

25 September 1944

03 January 1985

Hundige

Libra

Lars FrederiksenLars Frederiksen
Peter FreuchenPeter Freuchen
(Explorer, Anthropologist, Writer, Journalist)

02 February 1886

02 September 1957

Nykøbing Falster

Aquarius

Agnes ObelAgnes Obel
Prince Christian of DenmarkPrince Christian of Denmark

15 October 2005

Copenhagen

Libra

Oh LandOh Land

Prince Joachim of DenmarkPrince Joachim of Denmark

07 June 1969

Copenhagen

Gemini

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

24 September 1944

Copenhagen

Libra

Kim BodniaKim Bodnia
(Actor, Stage actor, Screenwriter)

12 April 1965

Copenhagen

Aries

Nina van PallandtNina van Pallandt
(Actor, Singer)

15 July 1932

Denmark

Cancer

Carsten NorgaardCarsten Norgaard
(actor)

03 March 1963

Frederiksberg

Pisces

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

11 June 1934

Talence

Gemini

Ulrich ThomsenUlrich Thomsen
(Actor, Film director, Screenwriter)

06 December 1963

Funen

Sagittarius

Olafur EliassonOlafur Eliasson
(Artist, Sculptor)

05 February 1967

Copenhagen

Aquarius

Carl NielsenCarl Nielsen
(Conductor, Composer, Choreographer, Autobiographer, Music educator, Pianist)

09 June 1865

03 October 1931

Funen

Gemini

Jussi Adler-OlsenJussi Adler-Olsen
(Writer)

02 August 1950

Copenhagen

Leo

René DifRené Dif
(Musician, Singer, Actor)

17 October 1967

Copenhagen

Libra

Rie RasmussenRie Rasmussen
(actor, model, film director, screenwriter)

14 February 1976

Copenhagen

Aquarius

Douglas SirkDouglas Sirk
(Film director)

26 April 1897

14 January 1987

Hamburg

Taurus

Winston ReidWinston Reid
(Association football player)

03 July 1988

Auckland

Cancer

Peter GantzlerPeter Gantzler
(Actor)

28 September 1958

Denmark

Libra

Bjørn LomborgBjørn Lomborg
(Economist, Educationist, University teacher)

06 January 1965

Frederiksberg

Capricorn

Carl Theodor DreyerCarl Theodor Dreyer
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film editor)

03 February 1889

20 March 1968

Copenhagen

Aquarius

Christian MortensenChristian Mortensen
(Tailor)

16 August 1882

25 April 1998

Denmark

Leo

David DencikDavid Dencik
(Actor)

31 October 1974

Stockholm

Scorpio

Iben HjejleIben Hjejle
(Television actor, Actor)

22 March 1971

Copenhagen

Aries

Søren RastedSøren Rasted
(Musician, Songwriter, Record producer)

13 June 1969

Allerød Municipality

Gemini

Freja Beha ErichsenFreja Beha Erichsen
(Model)

18 October 1987

Roskilde

Libra

WhigfieldWhigfield
(Singer, Model)

11 April 1970

Skælskør

Aries

Thomas VinterbergThomas Vinterberg
(Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter)

19 May 1969

Frederiksberg

Taurus

Mette LindbergMette Lindberg

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

15 April 1960

Copenhagen

Aries

Prince George of DenmarkPrince George of Denmark
(prince consort)

02 April 1653

28 October 1708

Copenhagen Castle

Aries

Gus HansenGus Hansen
(Poker player)

13 February 1974

Copenhagen

Aquarius

Gry BayGry Bay
(Film actor, Singer, Actor)

15 August 1974

Frederiksberg

Leo

Ester BoserupEster Boserup
(Economist)

18 May 1910

24 September 1999

Copenhagen

Taurus

Nicolas StenoNicolas Steno
(anatomist, paleontologist, priest, cleric, physician)

11 January 1638

05 December 1686

Copenhagen

Capricorn

Inga ArvadInga Arvad
(journalist)

06 October 1913

1973 AD

Copenhagen

Libra

Niels ArestrupNiels Arestrup
(Actor, Film director, Screenwriter)

08 February 1949

Montreuil

Aquarius

Nicolas BroNicolas Bro
(Actor)

16 March 1972

Copenhagen

Pisces

Tania StreckerTania Strecker

Princess Benedikte of DenmarkPrincess Benedikte of Denmark

29 April 1944

Amalienborg

Taurus

Mille DinesenMille Dinesen
(Actor, Film actor)

17 March 1974

Denmark

Pisces

Jean HersholtJean Hersholt
(Film actor, Actor, Linguist, Writer, Translator)

12 July 1886

02 June 1956

Copenhagen

Cancer

Saxo GrammaticusSaxo Grammaticus
(historian, writer)

1150 AD

1220 AD

Denmark

Nikolaj ArcelNikolaj Arcel
(Film director, Screenwriter)

25 August 1972

Copenhagen

Virgo

Sven HasselSven Hassel
(Writer)

19 April 1917

21 September 2012

Frederiksborg County

Aries

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

22 May 1973

Rødovre

Gemini

Mike TrampMike Tramp
(Singer)

14 January 1961

Copenhagen

Capricorn

Michael PoulsenMichael Poulsen
(Singer, Guitarist)

01 April 1975

Slagelse

Aries

Ole RømerOle Rømer
(Astronomer, Physicist, Scientist, University teacher, Judge, Patent inventor)

25 September 1644

19 September 1710

Aarhus

Libra

Widad AkrawiWidad Akrawi
(human rights activist)

1969 AD

Aqrah

Claus NorreenClaus Norreen
(Musician, Record producer, Composer)

05 June 1970

Charlottenlund

Gemini

Isak DinesenIsak Dinesen

17 April 1885

07 September 1962

Rungsted

Aries

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