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Born in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is the capital and most populous city of Denmark. The city is situated on the island of Zealand and connected to Swedish city Malmö by the Öresund Bridge. Copenhagen is one of the most important cities of Northern Europe and has some significant tourist attractions (for example Tivoli Gardens, The Little Mermaid statue or the palaces). Name these famous persons, which are born in the city of Copenhagen.
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Poet who introduced romanticism into Danish literature and wrote the lyrics to the Danish national anthem "Der er et yndigt land"
1779
Adam Oehlenschläger
Founder of the brewery Carlsberg
1811
J. C. Jacobsen
Considered the first existentialist philosopher
1813
Søren Kierkegaard
Sculptor and creator of "The Little Mermaid"
1876
Edvard Eriksen
Nobel Prize winning physicist, important for the understanding of quantum theory and atomic structure
1885
Niels Bohr
Director, "The Passion of Joan of Arc"
1889
Carl Theodor Dreyer
Comic artist, co-creator of "Rasmus Klump"
1900
Vilhelm Hansen
Writer, co-creator of "Rasmus Klump"
1906
Carla Hansen
former Shipping magnate, wealthiest person in Denmark until his death
1913
Mærsk McKinney Møller
Architect, most notably the designer of the Sydney Opera House
1918
Jørn Utzon
Nobel Prize winning nuclear physicist and son of another Nobel Prize laureate
1922
Aage Bohr
Prime Minister of Denmark from 1972 to 1975 and again from 1975 to 1982
1922
Anker Jörgensen
Queen of Denmark
1940
Margrethe II
Actor, known for his role as Mr. White in three James Bond films
1948
Jesper Christensen
Writer of crime fiction, "Carl Mørck"-series
1950
Jussi Adler-Olsen
former Danish International player (Ajax) and Sporting Director (Chelsea, Hamburg and Tottenham)
1956
Frank Arnesen
Director, "Dancer in the Dark" "Nymphomaniac"
1956
Lars von Trier
American actor, known for his role Gus Fring in "Breaking Bad"
1958
Giancarlo Esposito
Director, "A Better World" "Bird Box"
1960
Susanne Bier
Former NFL kicker, he holds the record for regular season games played in the league, "The Great Dane"
1960
Morten Andersen
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Actor, "House of Cards" "Sherlock" "The Killing"
1964
Lars Mikkelsen
Actor, "Casino Royale" "Hannibal" "The Hunt" "Another Round"
1965
Mads Mikkelsen
King of Denmark since 2024
1968
Frederik
One of the most popular models of the 1990s
1968
Helena Christensen
Actor, "Another Round" "The Hunt" "Adam's Apples"
1969
Lars Ranthe
Director, "Drive" "Pusher"
1970
Nicolas Winding Refn
Director, "The Dark Tower" "A Royal Affair"
1972
Nikolaj Arcel
Co-founder of Skype and Kazaa
1976
Janus Friis
Top scorer for the Danish national team (Feyenoord, Milan and Newcastle)
1976
Jon Dahl Tomasson
Actor and comedian, "Another Round" "Kursk" "The Commune"
1981
Magnus Millang
Actor, known for his role as Euron Greyjoy in "Game of Thrones"
1982
Pilou Asbaek
Singer, "Geronimo" "I Will Love You Monday (365)"
1985
Aura Dione
Indian actress who works in Hindi films and one of the highest-paid actresses in India
1986
Deepika Padukone
Goalkeeper who plays for Nice and the Danish national team (long-term Leicester City goalkeeper)
1986
Kasper Schmeichel
Former footballer who played for Arsenal, Juventus, Sunderland and the Danish national team, nicknamed "Lord"
1988
Nicklas Bendtner
Singer, "7 Years" "Mama Said"
1988
Lukas Graham
Danish-Swedish actress, "The Rain" "Becoming Astrid"
1993
Alba August
Footballer who plays for RB Leipzig and the Danish national team
1994
Yussuf Poulsen
Footballer who plays for Tottenham and the Danish national team
1995
Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg
Crown prince of Denmark
2005
Christian
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