University Of Copenhagen

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Discover the notable alumni of University Of Copenhagen. The list includes people like Søren Kierkegaard, Lars Mikkelsen, Mette Frederiksen, Margrethe Vestager & Danica Curcic. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, intellectuals & academics, miscellaneous, leaders and scientists etc.
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 1 
Soren Kierkegaard
(Religious Author Who is Considered to be the First 'Existentialist' Philosopher)
Soren Kierkegaard
14
Birthdate: May 5, 1813
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: November 11, 1855
 2 
Niels Bohr
(Physicist)
Niels Bohr
12
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 7, 1885
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: November 18, 1962
 3 
Tycho Brahe
(Astronomer)
Tycho Brahe
11
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 14, 1546
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Knutstorp Manor, Sweden
Died: October 24, 1601
 4 
Lars von Trier
(Director and Screenwriter Known for His Films: ‘Dancer in the Dark’, ‘Breaking the Waves’ and ‘Europa’)
Lars von Trier
2
Birthdate: April 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lyngby, Denmark
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 5 
Lars Mikkelsen
(Danish Actor Known for His Role in the TV Series 'The Killing')
Lars Mikkelsen
6
Birthdate: May 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 6 
Frederick IX of Denmark
(King of Denmark (1947 - 1972))
Frederick IX of Denmark
1
Birthdate: March 11, 1899
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sorgenfri Palace, Lyngby, Denmark
Died: January 14, 1972
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 7 
Helle Thorning-Schmidt
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rødovre, Denmark
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Peter Freuchen
(Explorer)
Peter Freuchen
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 20, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nykøbing Falster, Denmark
Died: September 2, 1957
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 9 
Hans Christian Gram
(Former bacteriologist noted for his development of the Gram stain)
Hans Christian Gram
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 13, 1853
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: November 14, 1938
 10 
Mireia Lalaguna
(Model Actress)
Mireia Lalaguna
0
Birthdate: November 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 11 
Sucharit Bhakdi
(Thai-German Retired Microbiologist Who Termed COVID-19 Pandemic as "Fake")
Sucharit Bhakdi
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
 12 
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland
 13 
Danica Curcic
(Actress)
Danica Curcic
1
Birthdate: August 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 14 
Piet Hein
(Polymath)
Piet Hein
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 16, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: April 17, 1996
 15 
Aage Bohr
(Physicist)
Aage Bohr
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: September 8, 2009
 16 
Gry Bay
(Actress)
Gry Bay
0
Birthdate: August 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 17 
Morten Frost
(Badminton player)
Morten Frost
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nykøbing Sjælland, Denmark
 18 
Inge Lehmann
(Seismologist & Geophysicist Known for Her Discovery that Earth’s Outer Core is Molten & its Inner Core Solid)
Inge Lehmann
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 13, 1888
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: February 21, 1993
 19 
Margrethe Vestager
(Executive Vice President)
Margrethe Vestager
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Glostrup, Denmark
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 20 
Hans Egede
(Former missionary who launched mission efforts to Greenland, which led him to be styled the Apostle of Greenland, founded Greenland's capital Godthåb, now known as Nuuk)
Hans Egede
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 31, 1686
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Harstad, Norway
Died: November 5, 1758
 21 
Adam Price
(Screenwriter)
Adam Price
0
Birthdate: May 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
 22 
Mette Frederiksen
(Politician)
Mette Frederiksen
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aalborg, Denmark
 23 
Ester Boserup
(Danish Economist Known for Her Theory of Agricultural Intensification)
Ester Boserup
0
Birthdate: May 18, 1910
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark
Died: September 24, 1999
 24 
Nicolas Steno
(Danish Scientist Who Was a Pioneer in Both Anatomy and Geology)
Nicolas Steno
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 1, 1638
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: November 25, 1686
 25 
Ole Rømer
(Astronomer)
Ole Rømer
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 25, 1644
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark
Died: September 19, 1710
 26 
Ludvig Holberg
(Playwright and an Author)
Ludvig Holberg
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 3, 1684
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway
Died: January 28, 1754
 27 
Harald Bohr
(Danish Mathematician and Footballer Known for Founding the Field of 'Almost Periodic Functions')
Harald Bohr
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 22, 1887
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: January 22, 1951
 28 
N. F. S. Grundtvig
(Danish Bishop and Founder of 'Grundtvigianism', a Theological Movement That Revitalized the Danish Lutheran Church)
N. F. S. Grundtvig
1
Birthdate: September 8, 1783
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vordingborg Municipality, Denmark
Died: September 2, 1872
 29 
Georg Brandes
0
Birthdate: February 4, 1842
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: February 19, 1927
 30 
Johan Christian Fabricius
(Danish Entomologist Who Established the Basis for the Modern Insect Classification)
Johan Christian Fabricius
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 7, 1745
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tøndern, Denmark
Died: March 3, 1808
 31 
Valdemar Poulsen
0
Birthdate: November 23, 1869
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: July 23, 1942
 32 
Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted
(Danish Physical Chemist Who Developed the 'Brønsted–Lowry Acid–Base Theory')
Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 22, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Varde, Denmark
Died: December 17, 1947
 33 
Otto Jespersen
(Former linguist who specialized in the grammar of the English language)
Otto Jespersen
1
Birthdate: July 16, 1860
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Randers, Denmark
Died: April 30, 1943
 34 
Peter Høeg
(Writer)
Peter Høeg
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
 35 
Jens Otto Krag
(Prime minister of Denmark)
Jens Otto Krag
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 15, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Randers, Denmark
Died: June 22, 1978
 36 
Ida Auken
(Member of the Danish Folketing)
Ida Auken
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark
 37 
Anders Retzius
(Professor)
Anders Retzius
0
Birthdate: October 13, 1796
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lund, Sweden
Died: April 18, 1860
 38 
Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 3, 1857
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: November 11, 1927
 39 
Sherin Khankan
(First female imam who has led the foundation of a women-led mosque in Copenhagen)
Sherin Khankan
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Denmark
 40 
Jens C Skou
(Biochemist)
Jens C Skou
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lemvig, Denmark
Died: May 28, 2018
 41 
Jón Sigurdsson
(Political Leader)
Jón Sigurdsson
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 17, 1811
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Iceland
Died: December 7, 1879
 42 
Johan Ludvig Heiberg
0
Birthdate: November 27, 1854
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: January 4, 1928
 43 
Thomas Bartholin
(Danish Physician, Mathematician, and Theologian Known for His Work in the Discovery of the Lymphatic System in Humans)
Thomas Bartholin
0
Birthdate: October 20, 1616
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Malmö Municipality, Sweden
Died: December 4, 1680
 44 
Niels Kaj Jerne
(Immunologist)
Niels Kaj Jerne
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 23, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 7, 1994
 45 
Rasmus Rask
(Danish Linguist and Philologist Known for His Contributions to Comparative Linguistics)
Rasmus Rask
0
Birthdate: November 22, 1787
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: November 14, 1832
Adam Oehlenschläger
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 14, 1779
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: January 20, 1850
 47 
Johannes V. Jensen
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 20, 1873
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Farsø, Denmark
Died: November 25, 1950
 48 
Helmuth Nyborg
(Psychologist, Canoeists)
Helmuth Nyborg
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 5, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Løsning, Denmark
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 49 
Jonathan Motzfeldt
(1st Prime Minister of Greenland)
Jonathan Motzfeldt
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 25, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Qassimiut, Greenland
Died: October 28, 2010
Jónas Hallgrímsson
0
Birthdate: November 16, 1807
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hraun, Iceland
Died: May 26, 1845