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Famous Danes

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A - B

  • Nikolaj Abraham Abildgaard painter
  • Alexandra queen of england
  • Hans Christian Andersen author
  • Morten Andersen football player
  • Aqua pop music group
  • Svend Asmussen musician
  • Bille August film, television director
  • Vitus Bering explorer
  • Jesper Binzer singer
  • Oliver Bjerrehuus model
  • Karen Blixen, or Isak Dinesen author
  • Carl Heinrich Bloch artist
  • Niels Bohr scientist, nobel prize laureate
  • Victor Borge comedian, pianist
  • August Bournonville ballet master, choreographer
  • Tycho Brahe astronomer
  • Carl Brisson actor, singer
  • Conrad Malta-Brown geographer
  • Dieterich Buxtehude composer
C - D
  • Canute the Great king
  • Princess Marie Agathe Odile Cavallier princess
    (born in Paris)
  • Helena Christensen model
  • Prince Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian prince
  • Christian IX king
  • Ole Kirk Christiansen founder of lego
  • D-A-D band
  • Tina Dico singer, songwriter
  • Tove Ditlevsen author, poet
  • Carl Theodor Dreyer film director
  • Johan Ludvig Emil Dreyer astronomer
E - H
  • Ludvig Mylius-Erichsen explorer
  • Maria Feodorovna empress consort of russia "Princess Dagmar"
  • Johannes Fibiger physician, nobel prize laureate
  • Thomas Fincke mathematician
  • Niels Ryberg Finsen physician, nobel prize laureate
  • Frederik crown prince of denmark
  • Johann Wolfganf von Goethe poet, novelist
  • Harald "Bluetooth" Gormsson (Harald I) king
  • N.F.S. Grundtvig philosopher, social reformer
  • Hamlet fictional shakespeare character
  • Peter Hoeg author
  • Ludvig Holberg playwright
  • Allan Hyde actor, director
J
  • Arne Christian Jacobsen furniture designer
  • Jacob Christian Jacobsen founder carlsberg brewery
  • Robert Jacobsen painter, sculptor
  • Georg Jensen silversmith
  • Johannes Vilhelm Jensen author, nobel laureate
  • Thit Jensen author
  • Niels Kaj Jerne immunologist, nobel prize laureate
  • Wilhelm Johannsen scientist, nobel prize laureate
  • Asger Jorn painter
  • Junior Senior pop music group
K - M
  • Kashmir rock band
  • Soren Kierkegaard founder existentialist philosophy
  • Tom Kristensen auto racer
  • Schack Krogh physiologist, nobel prize laureate
  • Peder Severin Kroyer painter
  • Kim Larsen singer, songwriter, musician
  • Brian Laudrup football player (born in austria)
  • Michael Laudrup football player
  • Knud Ejler Logstrup philosopher
  • Peter Lovenkrands footballer
  • August Macke painter
  • Franz Marc painter
  • Margrethe I former queen
  • Margrethe II reigning queen
  • Peter Martins ballet dancer, choreographer
  • Lauritz Melchior opera singer
  • Michael Learns to Rock pop music group
  • Mads Mikkelsen actor
  • Erik Mortensen designer
  • Julius Mortensen co-founder Jamo
  • Viggo Mortensen actor
N - R
  • Asta Nielsen actor
  • Brigitte Nielsen actress
  • Carl Nielsen composer
  • Connie Nielsen actress
  • Emil Nolde painter
  • Henrik Pontoppidan author, nobel prize laureate
  • Preben Jacobsen carpenter, co-founder Jamo
  • Bjarne Lykkeg Riis road bicycle racer
  • Jacob Riis author, journalist, social reformer
  • Ole Romer scientist
S - U
  • Kasper Schmeichel football player, goalkeeper
  • Peter Schmeichel football player, goalkeeper
  • Allan Simonsen football (soccer) player
  • Renee Simonsen model
  • Johannes Slk translator of shakespeare
  • Thorvald Thiele statistician
  • Christian Jurgensen Thomsen archaeologist
  • Bertel Thorvaldsen sculptor
  • Sandi Toksvig comedienne, author
  • Mike Tramp singer, songwriter
  • Lars Ulrich metallica drummer
  • Jorn Utzon architect

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This page was last modified on April 7, 2017.