25 Famous People from Denmark

Can you name 25 famous people from Denmark?
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Last updated: November 2, 2022
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First submittedMarch 10, 2021
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Reigning Queen of Denmark since 1972
Margrethe II
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
Physicist who specialised in atomic theory and quantum mechanics
Niels Bohr
Drummer and co-founder of heavy metal band Metallica
Lars Ulrich
Founder of construction toy company The Lego Group
Ole Kirk Kristiansen
Runner born in Kenya who has the second fastest of all time over 800 m
Wilson Kipketer
Footballer and older brother of Brian
Michael Laudrup
Actor who played Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Astronomer known for his accurate astronomical observations
Tycho Brahe
Author of The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling
Hans Christian Andersen
Explorer, the strait between Asia and America was named after him
Vitus Bering
Handballer, named the IHF World Player of the Year three times
Mikkel Hansen
Female tennis player and Australian Open winner in 2018
Caroline Wozniacki
Actress, born in New York to a Danish father and American mother
Scarlett Johansson
Actress who played the role of Lucilla in Gladiator
Connie Nielsen
Philosopher, known as “the father of existentialism”
Soren Kierkegaard
Model who appeared in Chris Isaak's video Wicked Game
Helena Christensen
Footballer who collapsed on the pitch after suffering a cardiac arrest
Christian Eriksen
Formula One driver who drove for Haas team
Kevin Magnussen
World's best goalkeeper in 1992, 1993 and in 2000
Peter Schmeichel
Director of movies Dancer in the Dark, Europa and Dogville
Lars Von Trier
Actor who played in Star Wars: Rogue One and TV series Hannibal
Mads Mikkelsen
Author best known for memoir Out of Africa
Karen Blixen
Princess Dagmar of Denmark, before she became the Empress of Russia
Maria Feodorovna
Level 75
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!
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 :)