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Actors

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Ellen Aggerholm
Ellen Aggerholm
(1882–1963), stage and screen actress *
Ane Grethe Antonsen
Ane Grethe Antonsen
(1855–1930), actress * Anna Bård (1980–), model, actress * Gry Bay (1974–), actress * Rasmus Bjerg (1976–), actor *
Anna Bloch Anna Kirstine Bloch (née Lindemann; 2 February 1868, in Horsens – 25 November 1953, in Copenhagen) was a Danes, Danish actress. Early life Anna Lindemann's mother Bodil Margrethe Gylding (1838–1875) died when she was seven years old. Her fat ...
(1868–1953), actress *
Lars Bom Lars Bom (Olesen) (born 8 April 1961) is a Danish Danish may refer to: * Something of, from, or related to the country of Denmark * A national or citizen of Denmark, also called a "Dane", see Demographics of Denmark * Danish people or Danes, peop ...
(1961–), actor *
Charlotte Bournonville Charlotte Helene Frederikke Bournonville (1832–1911) was a Danish opera singer and actress. Daughter of the celebrated Danish ballet master, August Bournonville, she first sang in Stockholm in 1857 before joining the Royal Danish Theatre in Cope ...

Charlotte Bournonville
(1832–1911), actress and opera singer * Johanne Brun (1874–1954), opera singer *
Hans Egede Budtz Hans Egede Budtz (8 August 1889 – 29 June 1968) was a Danish people, Danish stage and film actor. Early life and education Born in Slagelse, Zealand, he was the son of Carl Budtz and Alvida Marie Budtz (''née'' Svendsen). He studied at the ...
(1889–1968), actor * Poul Bundgaard, actor * Jesper Christensen, actor * Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, actor * Karl Dane (1886–1934), silent film actor, comedian * Mille Dinesen (1974–), actress * Olaf Fønss (1882–1949), silent film actor * Morten Grunwald, actor * Ruth Guldbæk (1919–2006), opera singer * John Hahn-Petersen, actor * Caroline Halle-Müller (1755–1826), actor, singer and dancer * Holger Juul Hansen * Betty Hennings (1850–1939), actress, famous for her roles in Ibsen's plays * Jean Hersholt (1886–1956), film actor (Academy Awards Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award) * Iben Hjejle (1971–), actress * Astrid Holm (1893–1961), actress * Gudrun Houlberg (1889–1940), actress * Inge Hvid-Møller (1912–1970), actress and theatre director * Allan Hyde (1989–), actor * Bodil Ipsen (1889–1964), actress * Katja K (1968–), ex-adult performer, actor * Tina Kiberg (1958–), opera singer * Lone Koppel (1938–), opera singer * Nikita Klæstrup (1994–), political commentator, model, reality TV star * Nikolaj Lie Kaas, actor * Bodil Kjer (1917–2003), actress * Tenna Kraft (1885–1954), opera singer * Johanne Krarup-Hansen (1870–1958), opera singer * Lilly Lamprecht (1887–1976), opera singer * Dorothy Larsen (1911–1990), opera singer * Lau Lauritzen Jr. (1910–1977), director, actor, producer * Thure Lindhardt (1974–), actor * Julie Lund (1979–), actress * Augusta Lütken (1855–1910), opera singer * Mia Lyhne (1971–), film and television actress * Anders Matthesen, actor, comedian * Svend Melsing, actor, playwright * Svend Methling, actor * Mads Mikkelsen (1965–), actor * Lars Mikkelsen (1964–), actor * Viggo Mortensen (1958–), actor (half Danish) * Sigrid Neiiendam (1873–1955), actress * Birthe Neumann (1947–), actress at the Royal Danish Theatre * Asta Nielsen (1883–1972), silent film star, actress * Brigitte Nielsen, actress, former wife of Sylvester Stallone * Connie Nielsen (1965–), film actress * Oda Nielsen (1851–1936), actress in Copenhagen theatres * Ghita Nørby (1935–), film actress * Jens Okking, actor * Kirsten Olesen (1949–), actress * Elna Panduro (1882–1983), actress, operetta singer * Dirch Passer, actor * Johanne Pedersen-Dan (1860–1934), actress and operetta singer * Ulf Pilgaard, actor * Søren Pilmark, actor * Clara Pontoppidan (1883–1975), actress * Valdemar Psilander (1884–1917), silent film star * Poul Reichhardt, actor * Asbjørn 'Bear' Riis, Asbjørn Riis, actor, professional wrestler * Kirsten Rolffes, actress * Lisbeth Cathrine Amalie Rose (1738–1793), actress * Emilie Sannom (1886–1931), actress and stunt woman * Johanne Louise Schmidt (1983–), actress * Jonas Schmidt, actor * Ib Schønberg, actor * Clara Schønfeld (1856–1938), actress * Else Schøtt (1895–1989), opera singer * Ingeborg Skov (1893–1990), actress * Lis Smed (1914–1944), actress * Ingeborg Spangsfeldt (1895–1968), early film actress * Ove Sprogøe, actor * Paprika Steen (1964–), film actress and director * Karl Stegger, actor * Ingeborg Steffensen (1888–1964), opera singer * Inger Stender (1912–1989), stage, film and television actress * Yutte Stensgaard (1946–), film and television actress * Ebba Thomsen (1887–1973), silent movie actor * Emma Thomsen (1863–1910), actress * Ulrich Thomsen, actor * Sven-Ole Thorsen, actor * Soffy Walleen (1861–1940), actress * Lilian Weber Hansen (1911–1987), opera singer * Charlotte Wiehe-Berény (1865–1947), ballet dancer and actress * Viggo Wiehe, actor * Carlo Wieth, actor * Ebba Wilton (1896–1951), opera singer * Lulu Ziegler (1903–1973), actress, singer and theatre director * Marie Zinck (1789–1823), actress and opera singer


Archaeologists

* Frans Blom (1893–1963) * Peter Oluf Brøndsted (1780–1842), classic archaeologist * Peter Glob (1911–1985) * Erik Holtved (1899–1981), Greenland * Sanne Houby-Nielsen (1960–), Danish-Swedish archaeologist and museum director * Lis Jacobsen (1882–1961), philologist, runologist * Eigil Knuth (1903–1996), Greenland * Therkel Mathiassen (1892–1967), Arctic * Christian Jürgensen Thomsen (1788–1865), archaeologist * Jens Jacob Asmussen Worsaae (1821–1885), archaeologist, historian and politician


Architects and designers

* Rigmor Andersen (1903–1995), furniture designer * Axel Berg (architect), Axel Berg (1856–1929), architect * Antoine de Bosc de la Calmette (1752–1803), landscape architect * Ellen Braae (1965–), landscape architect * Karen Clemmensen (1917–2001), architect * Sophy A. Christensen (1867–1893), furniture designer * Vilhelm Dahlerup (1826–1907), architect * Knud V. Engelhardt (1882–1931), designer * Inger Exner (1926–), architect * Inger and Johannes Exner, Johannes Exner (1926–), architect * Jørgen Gammelgaard (1938–1991), furniture designer * Jan Gehl (1947–), architect, urban planner * Kaj Gottlob (1887–1976), architect and furniture designer * Ragna Grubb (1903–1961), architect * Andreas Hallander (1755–1828), Golden Age architect * Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm (1977–), furniture designer * Christian Frederik Hansen (1756–1845), architect * Christian Hansen (architect), Christian Hansen (1803–1883), architect active mainly in Athens and Copenhagen * Erik Hansen (architect), Erik Hansen (1927–), architect * Baron Theophil von Hansen, Theophilus Hansen (1813–1891), architect active in Athens and Vienna * Caspar Frederik Harsdorff (1735–1799), Golden Age architect * Malene Hauxner (1942–), architect * Piet Hein (Denmark), Piet Hein (1905–1996) * Poul Henningsen (1894–1967), author, architect, designer * Peter Hvidt (1916–1986), architect and furniture designer * Anna Maria Indrio (1943–), architect * Bjarke Ingels (1974–), architect * Andreas Jeppe Iversen (1888–1979), furniture designer * Arne Jacobsen (1902–1971), architect * Grete Jalk (1920–2006), furniture designer * Georg Jensen (1866–1935), silversmith, designer * Jacob Jensen (1926–), designer * Jens Jensen (landscape architect), Jens Jensen (1860–1951), landscape architect * Timothy Jacob Jensen (1962–), designer * Finn Juhl (1912–1989) * Jørgen Kastholm (1938–2007), furniture designer * Bodil Kjær (1932–), architect and furniture designer * Jacob Kjær (1896–1957), furniture designer * Hanne Kjærholm (1930–2009), architect * Jens Christian Kofoed (1864–1941), architect * Eva Koppel (1916–2006), architect * Mette Lange (graduated 1990), architect, mobile schools for India * Henning Larsen, architect * Mogens Lassen (1901–1987), architect * Vilhelm Lauritzen (1894–1984), architect and furniture designer * Marie Gudme Leth (1895–1997), textile designer * Aksel Bender Madsen (1916–2000), furniture designer * Anne Sofie Madsen (1979–), fashion designer * Dorte Mandrup, Dorte Mandrup-Poulsen (1961–), architect * Ferdinand Meldahl (1827–1908), architect * Børge Mogensen (1914–1972), designer * Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen (1907–1993), architect and furniture designer * Elna Møller (1913–1994), principal editor of ''Danmarks Kirker'' * Hans Olsen (furniture designer), Hans Olsen (1919–1992), furniture designer * Johan Martin Quist (1755–1818), Golden Age architect * :da:Søren Rasmussen, Søren Rasmussen (1954–), architect, designer * Steen Eiler Rasmussen (1898–1990), architect * Lise Roel and Hugo Höstrup, Lise Roel (1928–), architect * Rudolph Rothe (1802–1877), landscape architect * Kasper Salto (1957–), designer * Jens Martin Skibsted (1970–), designer * Lene Tranberg (1956–), architect, co-founder of Lundgaard & Tranberg * Susanne Ussing (1940–1998), architect * Jan Utzon (1944–), architect * Jørn Utzon (1918–2008), architect, Sydney Opera House * Kim Utzon (1957–), architect * Henrik Valeur (1966–), architect * Gertrud Vasegaard (1913–2007), ceramist * Arne Vodder (1926–2009), furniture designer and architect * Vilhelm Theodor Walther (1819–1892), architect * Hans J. Wegner (1914–2007), designer * Lone Wiggers (1963–), architect * Vilhelm Wohlert (1920–2007), architect, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art * Kurt Østervig (1912–1986), furniture designer


Artists

* Nikolaj Abraham Abildgaard (1744–1809), painter * Else Alfelt (1910–1974), painter * Merete Barker (1944–), painter * Wilhelm Bendz (1804–1832), painter * Albert Bertelsen (1921–2019), painter * Ejler Bille (1910–2004), painter * Johanne Bindesbøll (1851–1934), textile artist * Herman Wilhelm Bissen (1798–1868), sculptor * Lars Bo (1924–1999), etcher * Jørgen Boberg (1940–2009), painter * Kay Bojesen (1886–1958), silversmith, designer * Peter Brandes (1944–), painter, sculptor and ceramic artist * Thorald Brendstrup (1812–1883), painter * Anders Bundgaard (1864–1937), sculptor * Emil Bærentzen (1799–1868), painter and lithographer * Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen (1863–1945), sculptor * Johannes Carstensen (1924–2010), painter, stained glass artist * Poul Simon Christiansen (1855–1933), painter * Ingvar Cronhammar (1947–), Swedish-born sculptor * Carl Dahl (1812–1865), painter * Kirsten Dehlholm (1945–), scenic artist * Heinrich Dohm (1875–1940), painter * Anton Dorph (1831–1914), painter * Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, painter * Heinrich Eddelien (1802–1852), painter * Gottfred Eickhoff (1902–1982) * Olafur Eliasson, sculptor, installation, photography * Elmgreen and Dragset, Michael Elmgreen (1961–), installations * Lisa Engqvist (1914–1989), ceramist * Gutte Eriksen (1918–2008), ceramist * Adam Fischer (sculptor), Adam Fischer (1888–1968), sculptor * Wilhelm Freddie (1909–1995), painter * Ingeborg Frederiksen (1886–1976), painter and botanical illustrator * Hermann Ernst Freund (1786–1840), sculptor * Paul Gadegaard (1920–1996), painter and sculptor * Ib Geertsen (1919–2009), painter and sculptor * Albert Gottschalk (1866–1906), painter * Hans Jørgen Hammer (1815–1882), painter * Svend Hammershøi (1873–1948), painter and ceramist * Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864–1916), painter * Karen Hannover (1872–1943), ceramist * Aksel Hansen, sculptor * Constantin Hansen (1804–1880), painter * Heinrich Hansen (painter), Heinrich Hansen (1821–1890), painter * Johannes Hansen (sculptor), Johannes Hansen (1903–1995), sculptor * Peter Hansen (painter), Peter Hansen (1868–1928), painter * Karl Hansen Reistrup (1863–1929), sculptor, ceramist, illustrator * Arne Haugen Sørensen (1932–), painter, illustrator and church decorator * Jørgen Haugen Sørensen (1934–), sculptor * Sven Havsteen-Mikkelsen (1912–1999), painter, illustrator and church decorator * Henry Heerup (1907–1993), painter * Einar Hein (1875–1931), painter * Jeppe Hein (1974–), installations * Gerhard Henning (1880–1967), sculptor * Frants Henningsen (1850–1908), artist * Jacob Holdt (1947–), photographer, writer * Hans Holst (born before 1619, died after 1640), woodcarver * Johannes Holt-Iversen (1989–), painter * Paul Høm (1905–1994), artist and church decorator * Horder (12th century), stonemason and sculptor * Knud Hvidberg (1927–1986), painter and sculptor * Peter Ilsted (1861–1933), painter/etcher * Valdemar Irminger (1850–1938), painter * Robert Jacobsen (1912–1993), sculptor and painter * Ville Jais-Nielsen (1886–1949), painter * Axel P. Jensen (1885–1972), painter * Johan Laurentz Jensen (1800–1856), painter * Jens Adolf Jerichau (1818–1883), sculptor * Svend Johansen (1890–1970), painter, scenographer * Viggo Johansen (1851–1935), painter * Lorentz Jørgensen (1644–1681), woodcarver * Asger Jorn (1914–1973), painter * Jens Juel (painter), Jens Juel (1745–1802), painter mainly known for portraits * Bodil Kaalund (1930–2016), painter, textile artist, church decorator * Herman A. Kähler (1846–1917), ceramist * Per Kirkeby (1938–), painter * Anna Klindt Sørensen (1899–1985), painter * Jesper Knudsen (1964–), painter * Eva Koch (1953–), sculptor * Kristiane Konstantin-Hansen (1848–1925), textile artist * John Kørner (1967–), painter * Nathalie Krebs (1895–1978), potter * Pietro Krohn (1840–1905), painter, illustrator * Peder Severin Krøyer (1851–1909), painter * Christen Købke (1810–1848), painter * Michael Kvium (1955–), painter * La Norma Fox (born 1926), trapeze artist * Poul Lange graphic designer, artist, photographer * Alhed Larsen (1872–1927), painter * Emanuel Larsen (1823–1859), painter * Johannes Larsen (1867–1961), painter * Harald Leth (1899–1986), painter * Kirsten Lockenwitz (1932–), painter and sculptor * Christian August Lorentzen (1749–1828), painter * Frederik Christian Lund (1826–1901), painter * Vilhelm Lundstrøm (1893–1950), painter * Christine Løvmand (1803–1872), painter * Jais Nielsen (1885–1961), painter and ceramist * Karl Madsen (1855–1938), painter and art historian * Wilhelm Marstrand (1810–1873), painter * Brix Michgell (early 17th century), sculptor, woodworker * Mogens Møller (1934–), painter and sculptor * Moritz Georg Moshack (1730–before 1772), clavichord builder * Richard Mortensen (1910–1993), painter * Adam August Müller (1811–1844), painter * Christian Mølsted (1862–1930), painter * Rasmus Nellemann (1923–2004), painter and illustrator * Knud Nellemose (1908–1997), sculptor * Anders Nielsen Hatt (early 17th century), sculptor, woodworker * Elsa Nielsen (1923–2011), graphic artist * Kai Nielsen (sculptor), Kai Nielsen (1882–1924), sculptor * Palle Nielsen (1923–2000), graphic artist * Thorvald Niss (1842–1905), painter * Astrid Noack (1888–1954), sculptor * Emil Normann (1798–1881) * Dagmar Olrik (1860–1932), painter and tapestry artist * John Olsen (Danish artist), John Olsen (1938–), painter, sculptor * Willy Ørskov (1920–1990), sculptor * Erik Ortvad (1917–2008), painter * Carl-Henning Pedersen, painter * Axel Poulsen (1887–1972), sculptor * Tal R (1967–), painter * Anu Ramdas (1980–), interdisciplinary artist * Svend Rathsack (1885–1941), sculptor * Jytte Rex (1942–), painter, writer, filmmaker * Jørgen Ringnis (?–1652), woodcarver * Elof Risebye (1892–1961), painter, church decorator * Martinus Rørbye (1803–1848), painter * Arild Rosenkrantz (1870–1964), painter, stained glass artist, sculptor and illustrator * William Scharff (1886–1959), painter * Abel Schrøder the Younger (1602–1676), woodcarver * Hans Smidth (1839–1917), painter * Povl Søndergaard (1905–1986), sculptor * Karen Strand (1924–2000), goldsmith * Jakob Martin Strid (1972–), cartoonist * Kamma Svensson (1908–1998), illustrator * Christine Swane (1876–1960), painter * Sigurd Swane (1879–1973), painter * Anna Syberg (1870–1914), painter * Fritz Syberg (1862–1939), painter and illustrator * Carl Frederik Sørensen (1818–1879) * Carl Thomsen (1847–1912), painter and illustrator * Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770–1844), sculptor * Jette Thyssen (born 1933), textile artist * Elisabeth Toubro (1956–), sculptor * Kurt Trampedach, painter * Paula Trock (1889–1979), weaver, textile artist * Lise Warburg (born 1932), textile artist and writer * Gunnar Westman (1915–1985), sculptor * Svend Wiig Hansen (1922–1997), sculptor and painter * Johannes Wiedewelt (1731–1802), sculptor * Christian Zacho (1843–1913), painter


Business people

* Birgit Aagard-Svendsen (1956–), CFO of J. Lauritzen A/S, J. Lauritzen * Laura Aller (1849–1917), editor and pioneering magazine publisher at Aller Media, Aller * Hans Niels Andersen (1852–1937), founder of the East Asiatic Company * Lilly Brændgaard (1918–2009), fashion designer specializing in wedding dresses * Constantin Brun (1746–1836), merchant, royal administrator of trade on the Danish West Indies * Elsebeth Budolfsen (1947–), pharmacist and business executive * Ole Kirk Christiansen (1891–1958), inventor of Lego * Johan Frederik Classen (1725–1792), statesman and industrialist, founder of Frederiksværk * Peter Hersleb Classen (1738–1825), statesman and financial administrator * Mads Clausen, founder of Danfoss Industries * Janus Friis, Skype, Kazaa, Joost and minor companies * Ole Henriksen (1951–), cosmetologist for Hollywood stars * Søren Hjorth (1801–1870), inventor * Henning Holck-Larsen and Søren Kristian Toubro, founders of Indian engineering firm Larsen & Toubro * J. C. Jacobsen (1811–1887), founder of Carlsberg Brewing * Hanni Toosbuy Kasprzak (1957–), owner of the ECCO shoe company * William S. Knudsen, industrialist; president, General Motors Corporation, General Motors in the US * Camilla Ley Valentin (1973–), entrepreneur and co-founder of Queue-it * Martin Lindstrom (1970–), marketing advisor * Arnold Peter Møller (1876–1965), founder of A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, A.P. Møller-Mærsk Group, the largest Danish company * Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller (1913–2012), shipping magnate * Jørgen Skafte Rasmussen (1878–1964) * Kevin Bendix (1968–) temporary urban culture developer * Tine Susanne Miksch Roed (1964–), deputy director-general, Confederation of Danish Industry * Rasmus Sigvardt (1886–), engine manufacturer * Nina Smith (born 1955), economist and university professor * Carl Frederik Tietgen (1829–1901), financier and industrialist; co-founder of many large Danish companies * Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla (1948–), business executive, chair of the Maersk, A.P. Møller Foundation


Chefs and restaurateurs

* Sven and Lene Grønlykke * Rasmus Kofoed (1974–) * Claus Meyer (1963–) * Michel Michaud (1946–), brought French cuisine to Denmark in 1971 * René Redzepi (1977–), chef, co-founder of Noma (restaurant), Noma restaurant * Lertchai Treetawatchaiwong


Comedians

* Anders Bircow, comedian, musician * Rasmus Bjerg, comedian * Victor Borge (1909–2000), comedian, musician * Casper Christensen (1968–), comedian * Drengene fra Angora, comedy trio * Thomas Eje, comedian, musician, touring in U.S. as Tom Dane * Jan Gintberg (1963–), comedian * Lars Hjortshøj (1967–), comedian * Frank Hvam (1970–), comedian * Rune Klan, comedian * Simon Kvamm (1975–), comedian, musician * Morten Lindberg, comedian also known as "Master Fatman" * Anders Matthesen (1975–), comedian * De Nattergale, comedy trio * Lasse Rimmer (1972–), comedian * Sandi Toksvig, comedian in the UK * Mads Vangsø, comedian


Criminals

* Peter Adler Alberti, abuse of power as Minister of Justice by impeachment and embezzlement * Stein Bagger, the IT Factory Fraud Case * The Blekinge Street Gang, robbery, financial aid to Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, PFLP * Peter Brixtofte, abuse of power as Mayor of Farum * Niels Holck, involved in illegal weapons supply in India * Peter Lundin, four cases of murder * Peter Madsen, Peter Langkjær Madsen, murder of journalist * Erik Ninn-Hansen, abuse of power as Minister of Justice by impeachment * Palle Sørensen, murder of four police officers


Dancers

* Frank Andersen (1953–), Royal Danish Ballet: ballet dancer and ballet master * Mads Blangstrup (1974–), principal dancer, Royal Danish Ballet * August Bournonville (1805–1879), ballet dancer and choreographer * Gudrun Bojesen (1976–), principal dancer, Royal Danish Ballet * Dinna Bjørn (1947–), principal dancer, ballet mistress, Royal Danish Ballet * Marie Christine Bjørn (1763–1837), outstanding ballerina, Royal Danish Theatre * Ida Brun (1792–1857), dancer, mime artist, singer * Erik Bruhn (1929–1986), ballet dancer * Lise la Cour (1944–2016), ballet dancer and choreographer * Camilla Dallerup (1974–), British-based Danish ballroom dancer * Vivi Flindt (1943–), choreographer, Royal Danish Ballet * Anine Frölich (1762–1784), ballet dancer * Adeline Genée (1878–1970), ballerina, Royal Danish Ballet; later music hall roles in London, New York and Sydney * Lucile Grahn (1819–1907), ballerina, Royal Danish Ballet, performed widely across Europe * Susanne Grinder (1981–), principal dancer, Royal Danish Ballet * Eline Heger (1774–1842), ballet dancer, Royal Danish Ballet * Else Højgaard (1906–1979), ballerina, stage and film actress, Royal Danish Theatre * Mette Hønningen (1944–), ballerina, Royal Danish Ballet * Nikolaj Hubbe (1967–), Royal Danish Ballet balletmaster and former New York City Ballet principal dancer * Palle Jacobsen (1940–2009), ballet dancer and ballet master * Caroline Kellermann (1821–1881), solo dancer in the Royal Danish Ballet * Andrea Krætzmer (1811–1889), soloist in August Bournonville's early ballets * Henning Kronstam (1934–1995), dancer, balletmaster, theatre director, Royal Danish Ballet * Margot Lander (1910–1961), Denmark's first prima ballerina, Royal Danish Ballet * Toni Lander (1931–1985), ballerina in Copenhagen, Paris, London and Salt Lake City * Elna Lassen (1901–1930), ballerina, Royal Danish Ballet * Gitte Lindstrøm (1975–), principal dancer, Royal Danish Ballet * Nilas Martins, New York City Ballet principal dancer * Peter Martins (1946–), New York City Ballet balletmaster in chief, choreographer and former ballet dancer * Asta Mollerup (1881–1945), modern dance teacher and school director * Augusta Nielsen (1822–1902), ballerina, soloist in Bournonville's ballets * Elna Ørnberg (1880–1969), ballerina, soloist in Bournonville's ballets * Ulla Poulsen (1905–2001), ballerina, Royal Danish Ballet * Ellen Price (1878–1968), prima ballerina, Royal Danish Ballet * Juliette Price (1831–1906), prima ballerina, Royal Danish Ballet, worked with Bournonville * Kirsten Ralov (1922–1999), ballerina, ballet mistress, associate director, Royal Danish Ballet * Louise Rasmussen (1815–1874), ballet dancer and stage actor, Royal Danish Ballet * Margrethe Schall (1775–1852), ballerina, Royal Danish Ballet * Silja Schandorff (1969–), ballerina, Royal Danish Ballet * Kirsten Simone (1934–), first soloist Royal Danish Ballet * Nini Theilade (1915–), ballet dancer, choreographer, film star * Anna Tychsen (1863–1896), ballet dancer * Valda Valkyrien (1895–1956), prima ballerina, Royal Danish Ballet, silent film actress in the United


Economists

* Tim Bollerslev (1958–), economist and professor at American institutions * Ernst Immanuel Cohen Brandes (1844–1892), economist and editor * Johan Christian Fabricius (1745–1808), economist and entomologist * Bodil Nyboe Andersen (1940–), governor of the Danish National Bank from 1995 to 2005 * Bo Honoré (1960–), economist and professor at Princeton University * Lasse Heje Pedersen (1972–), financial economist and professor at Copenhagen Business School


Explorers

* Vitus Bering (1680–1741) * Hans Egede * Carl Gunnar Feilberg (1894–1972), Iran * Peter Freuchen (1886–1957), Greenland * Thomas Vilhelm Garde (1859–1926), Greenland * Wilhelm August Graah (1793–1863), Greenland * Henning Haslund-Christensen (1896–1948), Mongolia * Gustav Frederik Holm (1849–1940), Greenland * Erik Holtved * Carl Krebs (1889–1971), Central Asia * Jochem Pietersen Kuyter (?–1654), seaman and early settler of New Netherland * Godske Lindenov (?–1612), Greenland * Conrad Malte-Brun (1755–1826), Danish-born French geographer * Ejnar Mikkelsen (1880–1971), Greenland * Harald Moltke (1871–1960), Greenland * Jens Munk * Ludvig Mylius-Erichsen (1872–1907), Greenland * Ole Olufsen (1865–1929), Central Asia * Didrik Pining (c. 1428–1491), Greenland * Hans Pothorst (c. 1440–c. 1490), Greenland * Knud Rasmussen (1879–1933), the Arctic * Barclay Raunkiær (1889–1915), Arabia * Carl Ryder (1858–1923), Greenland * Peder Olsen Walløe (1716–1793), Greenland


Fictional Danes

* Dan I of Denmark, mythological first king of Denmark * Frotho I, mythological king of Denmark (King Frodo I, see Fróði) * Frotho II, mythological king of Denmark (King Frodo II, see Fróði) * Dani Beck * Beowulf * King Claudius * Holger Danske * Gertrude (Hamlet), Gertrude * King Hamlet * Prince Hamlet * Hans (Disney), Hans (Disney) * The Little Mermaid * Hugo (troll), Skærmtrolden Hugo * Thumbelina * Ragnar Lothbrok


Film directors

* Bille August (1948–), director * Erik Balling (1924–2005), director * Susanne Bier (1960–), director, writer * August Blom (1869–1947), director, producer * Ole Bornedal, director * Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889–1968), film director (''The Passion of Joan of Arc'', ''Ordet'') * Peter Elfelt (1866–1931), photographer, silent film director * Per Fly * Bodil Ipsen (1889–1964), director, actress * Anders Thomas Jensen * Lau Lauritzen Jr. (1910–1977), director, actor, producer * Jørgen Leth, filmmaker and poet * Nils Malmros, filmmaker * Nicolas Winding Refn, director * Mikael Salomon, director, writer * Lone Scherfig (1959–), director * Lars von Trier (1956–), director * Thomas Vinterberg (1969–), director


Gamers

* Bjergsen, Søren Bjerg (1996–), ''League of Legends'' gamer for Team SoloMid * Froggen, Henrik Hansen, ''League of Legends'' gamer * Wunder (League of Legends player), Martin Hansen, ''League of Legends'' gamer for G2 Esports * Jensen (League of Legends player), Nicolaj Jensen, ''League of Legends'' gamer for Cloud9 * Svenskeren, Dennis Johnsen, ''League of Legends'' gamer for Cloud9 * Santorin, Lucas Tao Kilmer Larsen, ''League of Legends'' gamer * Sencux, Chres Laursen, ''League of Legends'' gamer for Misfits Gaming * Jesper Svenningsen (1997–), ''League of Legends'' gamer for Team SoloMid * Nicolai Reedtz, Nicolai Hvilshøj Reedtz, Counter Strike: Global Offensive gamer for Ninjas in Pyjamas * Lukas Rossander, Lukas Egholm Rossander, Counter Strike: Global Offensive gamer for Astralis * Peter Rothmann, Peter Rothmann Rasmussen, Counter Strike: Global Offensive gamer for Astralis * Andreas Højsleth, Counter Strike: Global Offensive gamer for Astralis * Emil Reif, Emil Hoffmann Reif, Counter Strike: Global Offensive gamer for Astralis * Johan Sundstein, ''Dota 2'' gamer for OG, highest earning Esports player by pricepool


Historians

* Sven Aggesen (fl. 12th century), historian * Ellen Andersen (1898–1989), museum curator, specializing in the history of textiles * Kirsti Andersen (1941–), historian of mathematics * Erik Arup (1876–1951), historian * Tom Buk-Swienty (1966–), historian with a focus on the Second Schleswig War * Tove Clemmensen (1915–2006) art historian and curator * Kristian Erslev (1852–1930), historian and Historiographer * Saxo Grammaticus (c. 1160–c. 1220), historian * Ingeborg Hammer-Jensen (1880-1955), classical philologist and historian of alchemy * Karin Hindsbo (1974–), art historian * Anna Hude (1858–1934), first Danish woman to graduate as a historian * Arild Huitfeldt (1546–1609), historian * Adolf Ditlev Jørgensen (1840–1897), historian * Louise Nyholm Kallestrup (1975–), historian with a focus on early modern history * Bo Lidegaard (1958–), historian * Troels Frederik Lund (1840–1921), historian * Elisabeth Munksgaard (1924–1997), historian and expert on art from the late Iron Age and Viking Age * Niels Neergaard (1854–1936), historian * Elise Otté (1818–1903), historian and linguist * Else Roesdahl (1942–), historian and Viking specialist * Bente Scavenius (1944–), art historian * Peter Frederik Suhm (1728–1798), historian * Per K. Sørensen (1950–), Tibetologist * Stephanius (1599–1650), historian * Anders Sørensen Vedel (1542–1616), historian * Jens Jacob Asmussen Worsaae (1821–1885), archaeologist, historian and pioneer in paleobotany


Linguists

* Ada Adler (1878–1946) * Una Canger, linguist * Christian Falster (1690–1752), poet and philologist * Louis Hjelmslev (1899–1955) * Eli Fischer-Jørgensen (1911–2010), phonetician * Frede Jensen (philologist), Frede Jensen (1926–2008), philologist and professor * Otto Jespersen (1860–1943) * Johan Nicolai Madvig (1804–1886) * Axel Olrik (1864–1917) * Holger Pedersen (linguist), Holger Pedersen (1867–1953), linguist * Rasmus Rask, linguist * Jørgen Rischel, linguist * Kim Ryholt, philologist and egyptologist * Vilhelm Thomsen (1842–1927) * Karl Verner (1846–1896), linguist


Models

* Nina Agdal, model * Heidi Albertsen, model * May Andersen, model * Anine Bing, model * Oliver Bjerrehuus, model * Helena Christensen, model * Kira Eggers, adult model * Freja Beha Erichsen, model * Maria Gregersen, model * Gitte Hanspal, model * Majken Haugedal, model * Katja K, pornstar * Mathias Lauridsen, male model * Renée Simonsen, model * Josephine Skriver, model * Elsa Sørensen, model * Tania Strecker, model * Catharina Svensson, model, Miss Earth 2001 * Cecilie Thomsen, model, appeared in ''Tomorrow Never Dies''


Music


A

* Afenginn * Alphabeat * Aqua (band), Aqua, peaked in 1997 with "Barbie Girl" * Artillery (band), Artillery * Signe Asmussen (1970–), mezzo-soprano * Christina Åstrand (1969–), violinist, leader of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra


B

* Lisbeth Balslev, operatic soprano * Ellen Beck (soprano), Ellen Beck (1873–1953), soprano concert singer * Bamses Venner * Julie Berthelsen, singer * Bikstok Røgsystem * Birmingham 6 (band), Birmingham 6 * The Blue Van * Helene Blum (1979–), folk singer and musician * Henriette Bonde-Hansen (1963–), operatic soprano * Dagmar Borup (1867–1959), pianist and educator * Brixx * Gunna Breuning-Storm (1891–1966), violinist, educator * Gerda von Bülow (1904–1990), violinist, educator * Dieterich Buxtehude (1637–1707), composer


C

* C21 (band), C21 * Debbie Cameron * Carpark North * The Cartoons * Tim Christensen * Ida Corr


D

* D-A-D * Anna David (singer), Anna David * Daze (Eurodance band), Daze * Emmelie de Forest, winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2013 * Lonnie Devantier * Tina Dickow, singer * Tina Dico * René Dif, singer, member of Aqua * Dizzy Mizz Lizzy * DJ Encore * Dominus (band), Dominus * Elisabeth Dons (1864–1942), opera singer * DQ (artist), DQ


E

* Efterklang * Amir El-Falaki * Michael Elo, composer * Evil Masquerade


F

* Bent Fabricius-Bjerre * Fate (band), Fate * Fielfraz * Figurines (band), Figurines * Sharin Foo * Anders Frandsen * Lars Frederiksen, vocalist of Rancid (band), Rancid


G

* Jacob Gade * Niels W. Gade * Gangway (band), Gangway * Gasolin' * Susanne Georgi, one half of Me & My * Leocadie Gerlach (1826–1919), Danish-Swedish opera singer * Lukas Graham * Peder Gram (1881–1956), composer * Edith Guillaume (1943–2013), mezzo-soprano opera singer


H

* Lars Hannibal (1951–), guitarist and lutenist * Hatesphere * Caroline Henderson (singer), Caroline Henderson * Hit'n'Hide * Horrorpops * Hot Eyes * Hurdy Gurdy (band), Hurdy Gurdy * Húsakórið, Faroese/Danish


I

* Illdisposed * Infernal (Danish band), Infernal * Grethe Ingmann * Jørgen Ingmann


J

* Knud Jeppesen (1892–1974) * Jokeren * Junior Senior


K

* Kashmir (band), Kashmir * Sophie Keller (1850–1929), opera singer * King Diamond (1956–) * Birthe Kjær * Kliché * Klutæ * Kølig Kaj


L

* Laban (artist), Laban * Laid Back * Kim Larsen (1945–2018) * Jeppe Laursen * Lazyboy (musical project), Lazyboy * Margrethe Lendrop (1873–1920), opera singer * Rasmus Lerdorf * Leæther Strip * Anne Linnet * Hans Christian Lumbye


M

* Frederik Magle * Malk de Koijn * Manticora (band), Manticora * Mames Babegenush * MC Einar, rap band * Me & My * Medina (singer), Medina * Mercenary (band), Mercenary * Mercyful Fate * Mew (band), Mew * Michael Learns to Rock * Ulla Miilmann (1972–), flautist * Christine Milton * Anila Mirza (1974–), singer * MØ (1988–), pop singer * Ida Møller (1872–1947), opera singer * Miss Papaya * Mnemic * Mofus (band), Mofus * John Mogensen * Malene Mortensen


N

* The Naked (band), The Naked * Nanna Lüders Jensen, Nanna * Natasja Saad * Nekromantix * Nephew (band), Nephew * New Politics (band), New Politics * Amanda Nielsen (1866–1953), cabaret singer * Carl Nielsen (1865–1931), composer * Inga Nielsen (1946–2008), soprano * Ida Kristine Nielsen, Ida Nielsen (Prince), bassist * Nik og Jay * Eva Noer Kondrup (1964–), composer * Claus Norreen, composer * Rasmus Nøhr * Per Nørgård


O

* Edith Oldrup, opera singer * Oh No Ono * Olsen Brothers * Outlandish * Aage Oxenvad (1884–1944), clarinetist


P

* Else Paaske (1941–), mezzo-soprano concert singer * Parzival (band), Parzival * Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, jazz bass player * Michala Petri (1958–), recorder player * Pretty Maids * Psyched Up Janis * Pyramaze


R

* Lina Rafn * Wilhelm Ramsøe (1837–1895), composer * Søren Nystrøm Rasted, composer * Raunchy (band), Raunchy * The Raveonettes * Simon Ravn, film composer * Remee, composer * Bryan Rice * Ridin' Thumb * Rollo & King * Rune RK


S

* Safri Duo * Soluna Samay * Sanne Salomonsen * Savage Rose * Saybia * Sebastian (Danish musician), Sebastian * Rasmus Seebach * Tommy Seebach * Sidsel Ben Semmane * Shu-Bi-Dua * Catharine Simonsen (1816–1849), opera singer * S.O.A.P. (band), S.O.A.P. * Sort Sol * Spleen United * Simon Steen-Andersen, composer * Johanne Stockmarr (1869–1944), classical pianist * Superheroes (band), Superheroes * Jakob Sveistrup * Bent Sørensen (composer), Bent Sørensen


T

* Tiggy * Jette Torp * Toy-Box * Mike Tramp (1961–), singer in White Lion * Trentemøller * Trille (1945–2016), singer-songwriter * Thomas Troelsen * TV-2 (band), TV-2


U

* Lars Ulrich (1963–), drummer in Metallica * Under byen


V

* Esther Vagning (1905–1986), classical concert pianist * Volbeat (band), Volbeat (band) * Vola (band), Vola (progressive rock band)


W

* Sune Rose Wagner * Galina Werschenska (1906–1994), Russian-born Danish pianist * Christopher Ernst Friedrich Weyse * Whigfield * Birthe Wilke * Gustav Winckler * Lars Winther


Z

* Josephine Zinck (1829–1919), concert and opera singer


Philanthropists

* Mimi Carstensen (1852–1935), philanthropist and journalist * Valborg Hammerich (1897–1988), resistance member and founder of "Red Barnet" * Kirsten Lauritzen (1902–1980), helped needy children and the elderly * Camilla Nielsen (1856–1932), philanthropist and politician * Julie Ramsing (1871–1954), organized trips to Denmark for malnourished German children * Lucie Marie Reventlow (1884–1894), philanthropist, supporter of the scouting movement


Philosophers

* N. F. S. Grundtvig (1783–1872), educationalist, philosopher and social reformer * Harald Høffding (1843–1931) * Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855), philosopher * Knud Ejler Løgstrup (1905–1981), Christian philosophy, Christian philosopher * Rasmus Nielsen (philosopher), Rasmus Nielsen (1809–1884) * Johannes Sløk (1916–2001), Christian philosophy, Christian philosopher and translator of Shakespeare * Martinus Thomsen (1890–1981), referred to as Martinus, writer and mystic


Photographers

* Mads Alstrup (1808–1876), first Danish photographer with own studio * Per Bak Jensen (1949–), influential photographer with an innovative artistic landscape style * Morten Bo (1945–), influential photographer, author of many photo books * Pietro Boyesen (1819–1882), photographer in Rome * Krass Clement (1946–), specializing in the photo-essay style * Peter Faber (Danish telegraph specialist), Peter Faber (1810–1877), took oldest photo on record * Frederikke Federspiel (1839–1913), first female photographer to practice in Denmark * Kristen Feilberg (1839–1919), remembered for many early photographs in Dutch East Indies * Jens Fink-Jensen (1956–), contemporary artistic photographer * Jan Grarup (1968–), award-winning press photographer specializing in war and conflict * Ludvig Grundtvig (1836–1901), photographer and portrait painter * Caroline Hammer (1832–1915), early woman photographer with a studio on the Frisian island of Föhr * Georg Emil Hansen (1833–1891), pioneering court photographer * Christian Hedemann (1852–1932), remembered for his early photographs of Hawaii * Keld Helmer-Petersen (1920–2013), pioneer in colour photography in the 1940s * Jacob Holdt (1947–), used photography to encourage social reform * Jesper Høm (1931–2000), influential press photographer and film director * Kirsten Klein (1945–), specializing in black-and-white landscapes * Astrid Kruse Jensen (1975–), specializing in night photography with an unreal dimension * Claus Bjørn Larsen (1963–), award-winning press photographer * Anton Melbye (1818–1875), artist using photography as an aid to painting * Israel B. Melchior (1827–1893), amateur photographer who photographed Hans Christian Andersen * Rigmor Mydtskov (1925–2010), theatre photography and court photographer for Queen Margrethe * Viggo Rivad (1922–), used photographic essays to portray ordinary citizens * Leif Schiller (1939–2007), photographer * Lars Schwander (1957–), portraits of international artists * Jacob Aue Sobol (1976–), award-winning collections from Greenland, Guatemala and Tokyo * Mary Steen (1856–1939), pioneer of indoor photography, including royalty * Rudolph Striegler (1816–1876), pioneering portrait photography * Heinrich Tønnies (1825–1903), early studio in Aalborg, portraits and landscapes * Sigvart Werner (1872–1959), amateur who gained fame from Danish landscapes in book form * Mary Willumsen (1884–1961), sold postcards of scantily-dressed women from 1916 * Benedicte Wrensted (1859–1949), took photographs of Native Americans in Idaho


Politicians

* Frank Aaen (born 1951), politician (Enhedslisten) * Yildiz Akdogan, politician (Social Democrats (Denmark), Social Democrats) * Ragnhild Nikoline Andersen, Ragnhild Andersen (1907–1990), politician and trade unionist (Communist Party of Denmark, Communist Party) * Karen Ankersted (1859–1921), pioneering female politician (Conservative People's Party) * Svend Auken (1943–2009), politician (Social Democrats) * Bendt Bendtsen, politician (Konservative Folkeparti) * Klaus Bondam, politician, actor (Det Radikale Venstre) * Vilhelm Buhl, politician, Danish prime minister 1942 & 1945 (Social Democrats) * Marie Chistensen (1860–1935), one of the first five women to be elected to the Landsting in 1918 * Kristian Thulesen Dahl, politician (Dansk Folkeparti) * Marie Egeberg (1865–1952), schoolteacher, women's rights activist and Ventre politician * Erik Eriksen * Lene Espersen, politician (Konservative Folkeparti) * Jacob Brønnum Scavenius Estrup (1825–1913), Council President * Mette Frederiksen, politician (Social Democrats) * Louise Frevert, politician (no political party) * Lis Groes (1910–1974), politician (Social Democrats) and feminist * Hans Christian Hansen * Hans Hedtoft * Lisbet Hindsgaul (1890–1969), politician (Conservative People's Party) and women's rights activist * Frode Jakobsen, WWII in the resistance movement, member of the Danish Freedom Council, politician (Social Democrats) * Marianne Jelved, politician (Det Radikale Venstre) * Frank Jensen, politician (Social Democrats), Lord Mayor of Copenhagen * Anker Jørgensen, politician, Danish prime minister 1972–1973 & 1975–1982 (Social Democrats) * Viggo Kampmann * Naser Khader, politician (Konservative Folkeparti) * Pia Kjærsgaard, politician (Dansk Folkeparti) * Jens Otto Krag, former prime minister * Knud Kristensen * Edele Kruchow, member of the Folketing, served on Denmark's delegation to the United Nations * Camma Larsen-Ledet (1915–1991), politician, minister and mayor (Social Democrats) * Helga Larsen (1884–1947), one of the first four women to be elected to the Folketing * Mogens Lykketoft, politician (Social Democrats) * Eva Madsen (1884–1972), Denmark's first female mayor * Brian Mikkelsen, politician (Konservative Folkeparti) * Per Stig Møller, politician (Konservative Folkeparti) * Poul Møller, politician, minister of Finance 1968–1971, member of the European Parliament 1979–1986 (Konservative Folkeparti) * Holger K. Nielsen, politician (Socialistisk Folkeparti) * Elisa Petersen, early female politician (Venstre) and women's rights activist * Petra Petersen (1901–1989), politician and resistance fighter * Søren Pape Poulsen, politician (Konservative Folkeparti) * Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Danish prime minister 2001–2009 (Venstre (Denmark), Venstre) * Lars Løkke Rasmussen, politician, Danish prime minister 2009–2011 (Venstre) * Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, politician, Danish prime minister 1993–2001 (Social Democrats) * Pernille Rosenkrantz-Theil, politician (Social Democrats) * Erik Scavenius, Danish prime minister 1943(–1945) * Poul Schlüter, politician, Danish prime minister 1982–1993 (Konservative Folkeparti) * Johanne Schmidt-Nielsen, politician (Red-Green Alliance (Denmark), Enhedslisten) * Johnny Søtrup (Venstre), mayor of Esbjerg (1994–2017) * Erna Sørensen (1896–1980), (Conservative People's Party (Denmark), Conservative People's Party) * Villy Søvndal, politician (Socialistisk Folkeparti) * Thorvald Stauning, politician, Danish prime minister 1924–1926 & 1929–1942 (Social Democrats) * Helle Thorning-Schmidt, politician, Danish prime minister 2011–2015 (Social Democrats) * Margrethe Vestager, politician (Det Radikale Venstre) * Anna Westergaard (1882–1964), railway official, trade unionist, women's rights activist, politician (Social Liberal Party)


Religion

* Absalon (c. 1128–1201), bishop of Roskilde (1158–1192), archbishop of Lund (1178–1201) * Johanne Andersen, one of the first three women to be ordained as priests of the Church of Denmark * Henning Toft Bro (1956–), bishop of Aalborg * Hans Adolph Brorson (1694–1764), pietist and hymn writer, bishop of Ribe (1741–1764) * Jacob Dacian, 16th-century Franciscan missionary to Mexico * Karen Horsens (1932–), first female minister of the Church of Denmark to become a dean * Thomas Kingo (1634–1703), poet and hymn writer, bishop of Funen (1677–1703) * Czeslaw Kozon (1951–), Roman Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Copenhagen * Stygge Krumpen (c. 1485–1551), last catholic bishop in Denmark (before the Lutheran reformation) * Hans Ludvig Martensen (1927–2012), bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Copenhagen (1965–1995) * Bent Melchior (1929–), chief rabbi of Denmark (1969–1996) * Knut Ansgar Nelson (1906–1990), Roman Catholic bishop of Stockholm (1957–1962) * Peder Palladius (1503–1560), Lutheran reformator, bishop of Zealand (1537–1560) * Edith Brenneche Petersen (1896–1973), one of the first three women to be ordained as Church of Denmark priests * Kirsten Stoffregen Petersen (1932–2017), nun, theologian, iconographer * Lise-Lotte Rebel (1951–), first woman to become a bishop in the Church of Denmark (1995) * Hans Svane (1634–1703), bishop of Zealand (1655–1668), archbishop (1660–1668) * Hans Tausen (1494–1561), Lutheran reformator, bishop of Ribe (1542–1561) * Ruth Vermehren (1894–1983), one of the Church of Denmark's first three women priests


Royalty


Danish monarchs

* Abel of Denmark, Abel * Canute the Great, King of England, Denmark and Norway * Canute III * Canute IV * Canute V * Canute VI * Christian I of Denmark, Christian I * Christian II * Christian III of Denmark, Christian III * Christian IV * Christian V * Christian VI * Christian VII * Christian VIII * Christian IX, king known as the "Father-in-law of Europe" * Christian X, king during German occupation * Christopher I of Denmark, Christopher I * Christopher II of Denmark, Christopher II * Christopher of Bavaria * Eric I of Denmark, Eric I * Eric II of Denmark, Eric II * Eric III of Denmark, Eric III * Eric IV of Denmark, Eric IV * Eric V of Denmark, Eric V * Eric VI of Denmark, Eric VI * Eric of Pomerania, crowned king of the Kalmar Union 1397 * Eric Christoffersen of Denmark, Eric Christoffersen * Frederick I of Denmark, Frederick I * Frederick II of Denmark and Norway, Frederick II * Frederick III of Denmark, Frederick III * Frederick IV of Denmark, Frederick IV * Frederick V of Denmark, Frederick V * Frederick VI of Denmark, Frederick VI * Frederick VIII of Denmark, Frederick VII * Frederick VIII of Denmark, Frederick VIII * Frederick IX of Denmark, Frederick IX * Gorm the Old * Gnupa of Denmark, Gnupa * Gyrd of Denmark, Gyrd * Gudfred, Gøtrik, challenged Charlemagne in 810 * :fr:Harald roi des Danois, Harald * Harald Klak * Harald Bluetooth * Harald II of Denmark, Harald II * Harald III of Denmark, Harald III * Harald Kesja * Harthacnut I of Denmark, Harthacnut (I) * Helge (Danish king), Helge * Hemming of Denmark, Hemming * Horik I * Horik II * John I of Denmark, John * Magnus the Good * Magnus I of Sweden, Magnus the Strong * Margrethe I (1353–1412), Kalmar Union, unified the Scandinavian countries * Margrethe II (1940–), also a writer, painter, translator and illustrator of books * Niels, King of Denmark, Niels * Olof the Brash, Olof * Olaf I of Denmark, Oluf I * Olaf II of Denmark, Oluf II * Olaf (II) Haraldsen, Oluf (II) Haraldsen * Ongendus, first historical Danish king * Reginfrid * Sigfred * Sigfred and Halfdan, Sigfred & Halfdan * Sigtrygg Gnupasson, Sigtrygg * Sweyn I of Denmark, Sweyn I * Sweyn II of Denmark, Sweyn II * Sweyn III of Denmark, Sweyn III * Toke Gormsson, king of Scania * Valdemar I of Denmark, Valdemar I * Valdemar II of Denmark, Valdemar II * Valdemar III of Denmark, Valdemar III * Valdemar IV Atterdag * Valdemar the Young


Other Danish royalty

* :de:Asfrid, Asfrid ( – 930s – ), Queen of Denmark, wife of Gnupa * Thyra (? – 958(?)), Queen of Denmark (930s–958(?)), wife of Gorm the Old * Margareta Hasbjörnsdatter, Queen of Denmark (1076–1080), wife of Harald Hen * Boedil Thurgotsdatter, Bodil, ( –1103), Queen of Denmark (1095–1103), wife of Eric I * Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow (1557–1631), Queen of Denmark and Norway (1572–1588), wife of Frederick II * Anne Sophie Reventlow, Anne Sophie (1693–1743), Queen of Denmark and Norway (1721–1730), wife of Frederick IV * Louise Rasmussen, Countess Danner (1815–1874), wife of Frederick VII * Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark (1934–2018), Prince Consort of Denmark * Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark (1972–), Crown Princess of Denmark * Princess Marie of Denmark (1976–), Princess of Denmark * Prince Nikolai of Denmark (1999–) * Prince Felix of Denmark (2002–) * Prince Christian of Denmark (2005–)


Danes becoming kings or regents in other countries

* George I of Greece, George I * Guthrum * Harold Harefoot * Haakon VII of Norway, Haakon VII * Prince Johann of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Johann (Prince) * Magnus II of Sweden, Magnus II * Magnus, Duke of Holstein, Magnus of Livonia * Olav V of Norway, Olav V * Rollo * Svein Knutsson


Other foreign royalty

* Alexandra of Denmark (1844–1925), Queen of the United Kingdom and Empress of India, daughter of Christian IX of Denmark, Christian IX * Anne of Denmark (1574–1619), Queen of Scotland, England and Ireland, daughter of Frederick II of Denmark, Frederick II * Queen Anne-Marie of Greece (1946–), daughter of Frederick IX of Denmark, Frederick IX * Christina of Denmark, Queen of Norway, Christina of Denmark (c. 1118–1139), Queen of Norway, daughter of Canute Lavard * Christina of Denmark, Queen of Sweden, Christina of Denmark, Queen of Sweden, daughter of Bjørn Haraldsen Ironside, Bjørn Ironside * Prince George of Denmark, George, Prince of Denmark (1653–1708), Duke of Cumberland, son of Frederick III of Denmark, Frederick III * Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of France, Ingeborg of Denmark (1175–1238), Queen of France, daughter of Valdemar I of Denmark, Valdemar I * Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of Norway, Ingeborg of Denmark (c. 1244–1287), Queen of Norway, daughter of Eric IV of Denmark, Eric IV * Ingerid of Denmark, Queen of Norway, daughter of Sweyn II of Denmark, Sweyn II * Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland, Margaret of Denmark (1456–1486), Queen of Scotland, daughter of Christian I of Denmark, Christian I * Maria Feodorovna (Dagmar of Denmark), Maria Feodorovna (1847–1928), Empress of Russia, daughter of Christian IX * Martha of Denmark (1277–1341), Queen of Sweden, daughter of Eric V of Denmark, Eric V * Richeza of Denmark (–1220), Queen of Sweden, daughter of Valdemar I * Sophia of Denmark (1241–1286), Queen of Sweden, daughter of Eric IV of Denmark, Eric IV * Sophia Magdalena of Denmark (1746–1813), Queen of Sweden, daughter of Frederick V of Denmark, Frederrick V * Tyra of Denmark, Queen of Norway, daughter of Harald Bluetooth * Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark (1656–1693), Queen of Sweden, daughter of Frederick III


Science and research

* Julie Arenholt (1873–1952), early female civil engineer, women's rights activist * Heinrich Louis d'Arrest, Prussian astronomer, died in Copenhagen * Ove Arup (1895–1988), Danish-born leading engineer, founder of Arup Group Limited, Arup * Caspar Bartholin the Elder (1585–1629) * Caspar Bartholin the Younger (1655–1738) * Rasmus Bartholin (1625–1698) * Thomas Bartholin (1616–1680) * Aage Bohr (1922–2009), physicist and Nobel Prize laureate * Harald Bohr (1887–1951), mathematician * Niels Bohr (1885–1962), physicist and Nobel Prize laureate * Tycho Brahe (1546–1601), provided the observational data for Kepler's laws of planetary motion * Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted (1879–1947) * Karen Callisen (1882–1970), geologist * Claudius Clavus (Claudius Claussøn Swart) (1388–?) * Carl Peter Henrik Dam (1895–1976) * Willi Dansgaard (1922–2011), geophysics * Johan Ludvig Emil Dreyer (1852–1926), Danish-born astronomer * Agner Krarup Erlang, A. K. Erlang, engineer, industrial and systems engineer * Henning Frederik Feilberg (1831–1921), philologist, folklorist and writer * Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger, physician and Nobel Prize laureate * Thomas Fincke (1561–1656), mathematician * Niels Ryberg Finsen (1860–1904), physician and Nobel Prize laureate * Bent Flyvbjerg, geographer and theorist of phronetic social science * Anca Giurchescu (1930–2015), Romanian-born folk dance researcher and academic * Hans Christian Gram (1853–1938), bacteriologist (gram staining) * Jørgen Pedersen Gram * Marie Hammer (1907–2002), zoologist * Emil Christian Hansen (1842–1909), Saccharomyces carlsbergensis * Peter Andreas Hansen (1795–1874) * David Heinemeier Hansson, Ruby on Rails (lives in the US) * Lene Hau (1959–), physicist and professor at Harvard University * Piet Hein (Denmark), Piet Hein (1905–1996), poet and designer * Anders Hejlsberg, Turbo Pascal, Delphi (programming language), Delphi, C Sharp (programming language), C# (lives in the US) * Ejnar Hertzsprung (1873–1967), astronomer * Harald Hirschsprung (1830–1916), physician * Niels Kaj Jerne, immunologist and Nobel Prize laureate * Wilhelm Johannsen (1857–1927), coined the term "gene" * Johannes Juul (1887–1969), inventor of wind turbines * Jens Martin Knudsen (1930–2005) * Evald Tang Kristensen (1843–1929), folklore collector * Schack August Steenberg Krogh, physiologist and Nobel Prize laureate * Niels A. Lassen, neuroimaging pioneer * Inge Lehmann (1888–1993), seismologist (Earth's inner core) * Rasmus Lerdorf, PHP (born in Greenland, lives in the US) * Bergnart Carl Lewy (1817–1863), professor of chemistry * Peter Wilhelm Lund (1801–1880), paleontologist and zoologist, founder of Brazilian paleontology * Conrad Malte-Brun (1775–1826) * Georg Mohr (1640–1697), mathematician * Peter Naur (1928–), Algol 60 and Backus-Naur form; Turing Award winner * Ebbe Nielsen (1950–2001), entomologist * Holger Bech Nielsen, physicist, co-inventor of string theory * Jakob Nielsen (mathematician), Jakob Nielsen (1890–1959), mathematician * Jakob Nielsen (usability consultant), Jakob Nielsen (1957–), usability (lives in the US) * Asger Skovgaard Ostenfeld (1866–1931), civil engineer * Julius Petersen (1839–1910), mathematician * Ragna Rask-Nielsen (1900–1998), biochemist * Christen C. Raunkiær (1860–1938), ecologist and botanist, Raunkiær plant life-form, plant life-form * Ole Rømer (1644–1710), first to calculate the Rømer's determination of the speed of light, speed of light * Ozer Schild (1930–2006), Danish-born Israeli academic, President of the University of Haifa and President of the College of Judea and Samaria ("Ariel College"). * Johannes Schmidt (biologist), Johannes Schmidt * Marianne Schroll (born 1942), geriatrician * Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher (1757–1830) * Birte Siim (born 1945), political scientist specializing in gender studies * Jens Christian Skou, chemist and Nobel Prize laureate 1997 * Nicolas Steno, Nicolas Steno / Niels Stensen (1638–1686), geologist, anatomist * Bjarne Stroustrup (1950–), C++ (lives in the US) * Bengt Strömgren (1908–1987) * Bent Sørensen (physicist), Bent Erik Sørensen (1941–), physicist and researcher into renewable energy * Søren Peder Lauritz Sørensen (1868–1939), chemist * Thorvald Sørensen (1902–1973), botanist * Thorvald N. Thiele (1883–1910), astronomer, actuary and mathematician, most notable for his work in statistics, interpolation and the Restricted three-body problem, three-body problem * Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, archaeologist, inventor of the three-age system * Bjarne Tromborg (1940–), physicist * Eugen Warming (1841–1924), ecologist and botanist * Caspar Wessel (1745–1818), Norway, Norwegian-Danish mathematician * Jacob B. Winslow, Jacob B. Winsløw (1669–1760) * Ole Worm (1588–1654) * Hans Christian Ørsted (1777–1851), physicist, discoverer of electromagnetism, speed of light * Ida Ørskov (1922–2007), bacteriologist


Sports


Writers

* Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875), ''Fairy Tales'' * Hansine Andræ (1817–1898), feminist diarist * Jens Immanuel Baggesen (1764–1826) * Karen Blixen (aka Isak Dinesen) (1885–1962), author (''Out of Africa'', ''Seven Gothic Tales'') * Georg Brandes (1842–1927) * Suzanne Brøgger (1944–), novelist and essayist * Tove Ditlevsen (1918–1976), poet and author * Bent Faurby (1937–), children's writer * Kate Fleron (1909–2006), journal editor, resistance member * Piet Hein (Denmark), Piet Hein (1905–1996) * Dagmar Hjort (1860–1902), schoolteacher, writer and women's rights activist * Peter Høeg (1957–), author * Bernhard Severin Ingemann (1789–1862) novelist, poet and hymn writer * FP Jac (1955–2008), poet * Jens Peter Jacobsen (1847–1885), novelist (''Niels Lyhne'') * Thit Jensen (1876–1957), writer and worker for women's suffrage * Dorthe Jørgensen (1959–), philosopher and educator, first Danish woman to be awarded the honorary Dr.Phil * Christian Jungersen (1962–) * Hans Kirk (1898–1962), author * Cornelia von Levetzow (1836–1921), popular novelist * Bodil Neergaard (1867–1959), estate owner, philanthropist, memoirist * Martin Andersen Nexø (1869–1954), writer (''Pelle the Conqueror (novel), Pelle, the Conqueror'') * Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger (1779–1850) * Henrik Pontoppidan, author and Nobel Prize laureate * Jacob Riis (1849–1914), photographer, journalist and social activist in the US * Edith Rode (1879–1956), novelist and journalist * Tage Skou-Hansen (1925–), novels include ''De nøgne træer'' (The Naked Trees) * Carl Erik Soya (1896–1993), author, playwright, poet, satirist * Villy Sørensen (1929–2001), author * Dan Turéll (1946–1993), author * Johannes Østrup (1867–1938), philologist, educator, writer


Other notables

* Andreas Aagesen (1826–1879), jurist * Jette Albinus (1966–), first female general in the Danish army * Vibeke Ammundsen (1913–1988), librarian, head of Denmark's Technical Library * Finn Andersen (officeholder), Finn Andersen, Secretary General of Danish Cultural Institute * Fredrik Bajer, writer, MP, peace researcher, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1908 * Anne Bruun (1853-1934), women's rights activist * Biker-Jens, reality TV star * Jutta Bojsen-Møller (1837–1927), high school proponent, women's rights activist * Line Bonde (c.1979–), in 2006 first Danish woman to become a fighter pilot * Aase Bredsdorff (1919–2017), Danish library inspector specialising in children's literature * Ellen Johanne Broe (1900–1994), nurse and nursing educator * Degn Brøndum (1856–1932), proprietor of Brøndums Hotel in Skagen frequented by the Skagen Painters * Christine Buhl Andersen (born 1967), museum director * Henrik Kurt Carlsen, sea captain * Esther Carstensen (1873–1955), feminist, journal editor * Ellen Christensen (1913–1998), nurse and resistance fighter * B.S. Christiansen, Danish special force soldier, TV personality * Louise Conring (1824–1891), first trained nurse in Denmark, head of Copenhagen's Deaconess Institute * Natasja Crone Back, journalist, host at the Eurovision Song Contest 2001 * Alma Dahlerup (1874–1969), Danish-American philanthropist * Thomas Dam * Thora Daugaard (1874–1951), women's rights activist and pacifist * Bodil Dybdal (1901–1992), first woman to be appointed judge in the Supreme Court of Denmark * Ragnhild Fabricius Gjellerup (1896–1958), Denmark's first female judge * Anette Fischer (1946–1992), librarian and head of Amnesty International's International Board * Nicolai Frahm, art advisor and collector * Merete Gerlach-Nielsen (1933–2019), academic, UNESCO official, co-founder of KVINFO * Anne Gøye (1609–1681), noblewoman, book collector * Jutta Graae (1906–1997), Danish resistance fighter and archivist * Gus Hansen, professional poker player * Estrid Hein (1873–1956), ophthalmologist, women's rights activist and pacifist * Ville Heise (1838–1912), philanthropist * Birte Høeg Brask (1918–1997), Danish resistance fighter and psychiatrist * Niels Ingwersen (1935–2009), promoter of Scandinavian literature and culture in the United States * Ingrid Jespersen (1867–1938), pedagogue and school principal * Karen Johnsen (1899–1990), high court judge * Jørgen Jørgensen, 19th-century adventurer famous for ruling Iceland for 2 months * Katja Kean, former professional porn star; first Danish worldwide porn star * Charlotte Klein (1834–1915), educator, art school principal and women's rights activist * Nanna Kristensen-Randers (1864–1908), lawyer, folk school administrator * Lars Kruse (1828–1894), Skagen fisherman and heroic lifesaver * Marie Kruse (1842–1923), pioneering schoolteacher and girls school principal * Anders Lassen, British Major, the only foreign soldier in the British forces in the Second World War to be awarded the Victoria Cross * Lis Lauritzen, Cruise ship Captain * Anna Laursen (1845–1911), educator and women's rights activist * Rasmus Lerdorf, creator of PHP (Greenland) * Bjørn Lomborg, skeptical environmentalist * Henny Magnussen (1878–1937), lawyer * Margrethe Marstrand (1874–1948), schoolteacher and writer, word-picture reading expert * Ellen Marsvin (1572–1649), landowner and county administrator * Lone Maslocha (1921–1945), resistance fighter * Charlotte Munck (nurse), Charlotte Munck (1876–1932), nurse, important figure in the training of nurses * Flemming Muus, resistance fighter and author * Jørgen de Mylius, TV and radio presenter * Olivia Nielsen (1852–1910), women's trade unionist leader * Benedict Nordentoft (1873–1942), Danish educator and cleric; co-founder of Solvang, California * Charlotte Norrie (1855–1940), nursing campaigner and women's rights activist * Knud Olsen, boat designer * Camilla Ottesen, TV host * Deepika Padukone (1986–), Danish-born Indian actress * Valdemar Poulsen (1869–1942), inventor of the tape recorder * Gabriele Rohde (1904–1946), League of Nations official and member of the Danish Council in London in World War II * Marie Rovsing (1814–1888), women's rights activist * Andrea Elisabeth Rudolph, radio and TV host * Jette Sandahl (1949–), museum director * Frida Schmidt (1849–1934), Danish women's rights activist and suffragist * Marie Toft (1813–1854), landowner and religious revivalist, second wife of N.F.S. Grundtvig * Lone Træholt (1958–), first female general in the Danish armed forces * Clara Tybjerg (1864–1941), women's rights activist and pacifist * Elisa Ussing (1885–1949), pioneering female lawyer and judge * Martha Wærn (1741–1812), philanthropist * Monica Wichfeld, entrepreneur and resistance fighter * Sophie Zahrtmann (1841–1925), deaconess, nurse, head of Copenhagen's Deaconess Institute


See also

* List of Danish Americans * List of North European Jews, List of Danish Jews * List of Danish nurses


References

Citations * {{DEFAULTSORT:List Of Danes Lists of Danish people,