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30 Famous People from Denmark

Can you name 30 famous people from Denmark?
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Last updated: January 14, 2024
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First submittedMarch 10, 2021
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Author best known for memoir Out of Africa
Karen Blixen
Footballer who collapsed on the pitch after suffering a cardiac arrest
Christian Eriksen
Runner born in Kenya who has the second fastest of all time over 800 m
Wilson Kipketer
Model who appeared in Chris Isaak's video Wicked Game
Helena Christensen
Actress who played the role of Lucilla in Gladiator
Connie Nielsen
Highest-ranked Danish male tennis player in history
Holger Rune
Philosopher, known as “the father of existentialism”
Soren Kierkegaard
Actress who starred in the 1985 films Red Sonja and Rocky IV
Brigitte Nielsen
King of Denmark since 2024
Frederik X
Female tennis player and Australian Open winner in 2018
Caroline Wozniacki
Queen of Denmark from 1972 to 2024
Margrethe II
Handballer, named the IHF World Player of the Year three times
Mikkel Hansen
Physicist who specialised in atomic theory and quantum mechanics
Niels Bohr
Racing driver who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans record nine times
Tom Kristensen
Founder of construction toy company The Lego Group
Ole Kirk Kristiansen
World's best goalkeeper in 1992, 1993 and in 2000
Peter Schmeichel
Drummer and co-founder of heavy metal band Metallica
Lars Ulrich
Princess Dagmar of Denmark, before she became the Empress of Russia
Maria Feodorovna
Formula One driver who drove for Haas team
Kevin Magnussen
Footballer and older brother of Brian
Michael Laudrup
Director of movies Dancer in the Dark, Europa and Dogville
Lars Von Trier
Explorer, the strait between Asia and America was named after him
Vitus Bering
Astronomer known for his accurate astronomical observations
Tycho Brahe
Actress, born in New York to a Danish father and American mother
Scarlett Johansson
Handball goalkeeper, IHF World Player of the Year in 2019 and 2021
Niclas Landin Jacobsen
Actor who played Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Actor who portrayed Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings
Viggo Mortensen
Danish prince, who captured the throne of England in 1016
Cnut the Great
Author of The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling
Hans Christian Andersen
Actor who played in Star Wars: Rogue One and TV series Hannibal
Mads Mikkelsen
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Level 77
Mar 11, 2021
Thanks. I'd never heard of Brigitte Nielsen but managed to score the point because I guessed - before reading any of the clues - that you would have included the composer of the same surname!
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Level 53
Mar 11, 2021
Thanks. I don't know about the composer but I was actually thinking to include actress Connie Nielsen from Gladiator :)