Top 30 most important and famous people from Denmark

My opinion about the most important or famous people from Denmark from the Middle Ages to our days
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Last updated: January 19, 2023
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Painter of A Nude Woman Doing Her Hair Before a Mirror. Considered the Father of Danish painting
Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg
Sculptor, he was seen as the successor of master sculptor Antonio Canova. One of his most famous public monuments is the statue of Nicolaus Copernicus in Warsaw
Bertel Thorvaldsen
The leading Danish architect between the late XVIII century and the mid XIX century
Christian Frederik Hansen
Writer, author of The Emperor's New Clothes and The Little Mermaid
Hans Christian Andersen
Writer, author of Lucky Per, winner of Nobel Prize in Literature in 1917
Henrik Pontoppidan
Writer, author of Out of Africa and Babette's Feast
Karen Blixen
One of the greatest writers of the first half of XX century. Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature in 1944, author of The Fall of the King
Johannes V. Jensen
Pastor and author, he gave rise to a new form of nationalism in the last half of XIX century
N. F. S. Grundtvig
Philosopher considered the first existentialist
Søren Kierkegaard
King who eliminated the elective monarchy in favour of absolute monarchy, which lasted until 1848 in Denmark
Frederick III/Frederick II
King during World War Two
Christian X
Queen from 1972
Margrethe II/Margaret II
Prime Minister since 2019
Mette Frederiksen
Scientist, a pioneer in both anatomy and geology who became a Catholic bishop in his later years
Nicolas Steno
Physiologist, who made fundamental discoveries in several fields, winner of Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1920 for the discovery of the mechanism of regulation of the capillaries in skeletal muscle
August Krogh
Biochemist, winner of Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1943 for joint work with Edward Doisy in discovering vitamin K and its role in human physiology
Henrik Dam
Physicist, who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922
Niels Bohr
Physicist and chemist who discovered that electric currents create magnetic fields
Hans Christian Ørsted
Director of Breaking the Waves and Dancer in the Dark
Lars von Trier
Director of The Passion of Joan of Arc and Michael
Carl Theodor Dreyer
Actress, who was French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard's collaborator in the 1960s, performing in several of his films, including The Little Soldier and A Woman Is a Woman
Anna Karina
Actor, famous for his role as Jaime Lannister in TV series Game of Thrones
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Actor, famous for his roles as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the television series Hannibal and as Kaecilius in Marvel's Doctor Strange
Mads Mikkelsen
Actress and singer, one of the most famous icons of 1980s for his aggressive look and she married Sylvester Stallone
Brigitte Nielsen
Drummer of Metallica
Lars Ulrich
Footballer of the 1980s and 1990s, legend of Barcelona
Michael Laudrup
Goalkeeper, legend of Manchester United, European champion with Denmark in 1992
Peter Schmeichel
Footballer, he played in Ajax, Tottenham, Inter Milan and Manchester United. During Euro 2020 he collapsed on the pitch after suffering a cardiac arrest
Christian Eriksen
Female tennis player, winner of Australian Open in 2018
Caroline Wozniacki
Founder of Lego
Ole Kirk Christiansen
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