This is a list of well known Danes:
Maya Ababadjani, (1984-), adult performer
Gry Bay, (1974-), actress
Rasmus Bjerg, (1976-), actor, comedian
Lars Bom, actor
Poul Bundgaard, actor
Anna Bård, (1980-), model, actress
Jesper Christensen, actor
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, actor
Karl Dane, (1886-1934), silent film actor, comedian
Hjalte Flagstad, actor
Morten Grunwald, actor
Caroline Halle-Müller, (1755-1826), actor, singer and dancer.
Holger Juul Hansen
Jean Hersholt, (1886-1956) film actor (Academy Awards Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award)
Iben Hjejle, (1971-), actress
Elisabeth Fredrikke Holst (1811-1891), actor
Katja K, (1968-), ex-adult performer, actor
Nikolaj Lie Kaas, actor
Gordon Kennedy (1968-), actor
Julie Lund, (1979-), actress
Mia Lyhne, actress
Mads Mikkelsen, actor
Viggo Mortensen, (1958-), actor (Half Danish)
Birthe Neumann, actress
Asta Nielsen, (1883-1972), silent film star, actress
Brigitte Nielsen, actress, former wife of Sylvester Stallone
Connie Nielsen, actress
Ghita Nørby, actress
Jens Okking, actor
Dirch Passer, actor
John Hahn-Petersen, actor
Ulf Pilgaard, actor
Søren Pilmark, actor
Poul Reichhardt, actor
Kirsten Rolffes, actress
Asbjørn Riis, actor, professional wrestler
Lisbeth Cathrine Amalie Rose (1738-1793), actress
Jonas Schmidt, actor
Ib Schønberg, actor
Ove Sprogøe, actor
Paprika Steen, actress
Karl Stegger, actor
Yutte Stensgaard, actress
Ulrich Thomsen, actor
Sven-Ole Thorsen, actor
Peter Glob, (1911-1985)
Therkel Mathiassen, (1892-1967), Arctic
Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, (1788-1865), archaeologist
Jens Jacob Asmussen Worsaae
Architects and designers
Main article: List of Danish architects
David Heinemeier Hansson, (1979-), programmer
Poul Henningsen, (1894-1967), author, architect, designer
Georg Jensen, (1866-1935), silversmith, designer
Arne Jacobsen, (1902-1971), architect
Finn Juhl (1912-1989)
Herbert Krenchel (1922-)
Vilhelm Lauritzen, architect
Johannes Paludan (1912-2001), architect
Verner Panton, (1926-1998), designer
Steen Eiler Rasmussen, (1898-1990), architect
Jørn Utzon, (1918- ), architect, Sydney Opera House.
Hans J. Wegner, (1914-2007), designer
See also: List of Danish painters
Nikolaj Abraham Abildgaard, (1744-1809), painter
Else Alfelt, (1910-1974), Painter
Albert Bertelsen painter (1921-)
Martin Bigum, (Born 1966), Painter
Lars Bo painter/etcher
Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, painter
Johanne Marie Fosie, (1726-1764), painter
Vilhelm Hammershoi, painter
Henry Heerup, (1907-1993), painter
Peter Ilsted, (1861-1933), painter/etcher
Robert Jacobsen, (1912-1993), sculptor and painter
Asger Jorn, (1914-1973), painter
Per Kirkeby painter (1938-)
Jesper Knudsen painter (1964-)
Peder Severin Krøyer, (1851-1909), painter
Wilhelm Marstrand, painter
Carl-Henning Pedersen painter
Theodor Esbern Philipsen painter
Bertel Thorvaldsen, (1770-1844), sculptor
Kurt Trampedach, painter
Ole Kirk Christiansen, (1891-1958), inventor of LEGO
Mickey Beyer-Clausen, entrepreneur and philanthropist
Mads Clausen, founder of Danfoss Industries.
Janus Friis, Skype , Kazaa, Joost and minor companies
Søren Hjorth, inventor (1801-1870)
Henning Holck-Larsen and Søren Kristian Toubro, founders of Indian engineering firm Larsen & Toubro
William S. Knudsen, industrialist (president, General Motors) in USA
J. C. Jacobsen, (1811-1887)
Jørgen Skafte Rasmussen, (1878-1964)
Arnold Peter Møller, (1876-1965), founder of A.P. Møller-Mærsk Group, the largest Danish company.
Charles E. Sorensen, (1881-1968), pioneering industrialist at Ford in USA
Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller
Victor Borge, (1909-2000), comedian, musician
Anders Bircow, comedian, musician
Casper Christensen, (1968-), comedian
De Nattergale, comedy trio
Drengene fra Angora, comedy trio
Thomas Eje, comedian, musician, touring in U.S. as Tom Dane
Jan Gintberg, (1963-), comedian
Lars Hjortshøj, (1967-), comedian
Mads Vangsø, comedian
Morten Lindberg, comedian also known as "Master Fatman"
Lasse Rimmer, (1972-), comedian
Frank Hvam, (1970-), comedian
Simon Kvamm, (1975-), comedian, musician
Anders Matthesen, (1975-), comedian
Sandi Toksvig, comedian in the UK
Rasmus Bjerg, comedian
Peter Lundin, four cases of murder
Kurt Thorsen, white-collar crime
Rasmus Trads, white-collar crime
Klaus Riskær Pedersen, white-collar crime
The Blekinge Street Gang, robbery, financial aid to PFLP
Det Borende X, Safe-cracking
Peter Adler Alberti, abuse of power as Minister of Justice by impeachment and embezzlement
Erik Ninn-Hansen, abuse of power as Minister of Justice by impeachment
Peter Brixtofte, abuse of power as Mayor of Farum
Palle Sørensen, murder of four Police Officers
Jørn Jønke Nielsen, gang-related murder
August Bournonville, (1805-1879), ballet dancer, choreographer
Hans Brenaa, dancer, ballet master
Erik Bruhn, (1929-1986), ballet dancer
Anine Frölich, (1762-1784), ballet dancer
Henning Kronstam (external link), dancer, ballet master, Theatre director, Royal Danish Ballet
Toni Lander, dancer, ballet master
Peter Martins (external link), dancer, choreographer, Ballet Master in Chief (succeeding George Balanchine), New York City Ballet
Kirsten Ralov, dancer, ballet master
Main article: List of Danish geographers
Vitus Bering, (1680-1741)
Conrad Malta-Brown (1755-1826), Danish-born French geographer.
The Little Mermaid
Bille August, (1948-), director
Erik Balling, (1924-2005), director
Susanne Bier, (1960-), director, writer
Ole Bornedal, director
Carl Theodor Dreyer, film director
Anders Thomas Jensen
Jørgen Leth, filmmaker and poet
Nils Malmros, filmmaker
Nicolas Winding Refn, director
Mikael Salomon, director, writer
Lars von Trier, (1956-), director
Thomas Vinterberg, (1969- ), director
Saxo Grammaticus, historian
Palle Lauring, historian
Vagn Skåning, historian
Carsten Bach Nielsen, doctorate historian
Main article: List of Danish linguists
Ada Adler, (1878-1946)
Otto Jespersen, (1860-1943)
Louis Hjelmslev, (1899-1955)
Johan Nicolai Madvig, (1804-1886)
Axel Olrik, (1864-1917)
Holger Pedersen (linguist), (1867-1953), linguist
Rasmus Rask - linguist
Finn Thiesen, (1941-), linguist & iranologue
Vilhelm Thomsen, (1842-1927)
Karl Verner, (1846-1896), linguist
Una Canger linguist
Jørgen Rischel linguist
Kim Ryholt philologist and egyptologist
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
Tanya Larsen, model
Mathias Lauridsen, male model
Malou, adult model
Anne P, model
Lise Rønne, model
Renee Simonsen, model
Elsa Sorensen, model
Tania Strecker, model
Catharina Svensson, model, Miss Earth 2001
Sisse Søby, model
Cecilie Thomsen, model, appeared in Tomorrow Never Dies
Mascha Vang, model
Queen Magrethe II
Abel of Denmark
Canute the Great (Knud den Store), King of England, Denmark and Norway
Christian IX, King known as the "Father-in-law of Europe"
Christian X, King during German occupation
Christopher of Bavaria
Eric of Pomerania
Gorm the Old
Magnus the Great
Margrethe I, (1353-1412), unified the Scandinavian countries.
Margrethe II, (1940- ), also a writer, painter, translator and illustrator of books.
Niels of Denmark
Prince Christian of Denmark, (2005- )
Prince Felix of Denmark, (2002- )
Prince Nikolai of Denmark, (1999- )
Valdemar IV Atterdag
See also: List of Danish bands
Jacob Andersen, singer
Aqua, peaked in 1997 with Barbie Girl
Julie Berthelsen, singer
The Blue Van
Dieterich Buxtehude, (1637-1707), composer
Tina Dico, singer
René Dif, singer
Dizzy Mizz Lizzy
MC Einar, rap band
Michael Elo, composer
Sharin Foo of The Raveonettes.
Lars Frederiksen, vocalist of Rancid
Niels W. Gade
Susanne Georgi, one half of Me & My
Good Time Charlie, musician, entertainer
Peder Gram (1881-1956), composer
Knud Jeppesen, (1892-1974)
King Diamond, (1956-)
Hans Christian Lumbye
Malk de Koijn
Me & My
Michael Learns to Rock
Anila Mirza, (1974-), singer
Carl Nielsen, (1865-1931), composer
Nik og Jay
Claus Norreen, composer
Oh No Ono
Press Play on Tape
Psyched Up Janis
The Psyke Project
Søren Nystrøm Rasted, composer
Simon Ravn, film composer
Rollo & King
Morten Schjolin, composer
Sidsel Ben Semmane
Shaya, singer in Greece (Danish father, Guyanese mother)
Lars Ulrich, (1963-), drummer in Metallica
Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes.
Sune Rose Wagner
Christopher Ernst Friedrich Weyse
Main article: List of Danish philosophers
N.F.S. Grundtvig, educationalist, philosopher and social reformer.
Harald Høffding, (1843-1931)
Johan von Bülow, wrote the Constitution of Denmark
Søren Kierkegaard, (1813-1855), philosopher
Knud Ejler Løgstrup, Christian philosopher
Johannes Sløk Christian philosopher and translator of Shakespeare
Bendt Bendtsen, politician (Konservative Folkeparti)
Klaus Bondam, politician, actor (Det Radikale Venstre)
Kristian Thulesen Dahl, politician (Dansk Folkeparti)
Lene Espersen, politician (Konservative Folkeparti)
Louise Frevert, politician (No political party)
Marianne Jelved, politician (Det Radikale Venstre)
Frank Jensen, politician (Social Democrats)
Anker Jørgensen, politician (Social Democrats)
Naser Khader, politician (Ny Alliance)
Pia Kjærsgaard, politician (Dansk Folkeparti)
Mogens Lykketoft, politician (Social Democrats)
Brian Mikkelsen, politician (Konservative Folkeparti)
Per Stig Møller, politician (Konservative Folkeparti)
Holger K. Nielsen, policitian (Socialistisk Folkeparti)
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Danish prime minister (Venstre)
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, politician (Social Democrats)
Helle Thorning Schmidt, politician (Social Democrats)
Thorvald Stauning, politician (Social Democrats)
Villy Søvndal, politician (Socialistisk Folkeparti)
Pernille Rosenkrantz-Theil, politician (Enhedslisten)
Harald Bohr, (1887-1951), mathematician
A. K. Erlang, engineer, industrial and systems engineer
Thomas Fincke, (1561-1656), mathematician
Jørgen Pedersen Gram
Piet Hein, (1905-1996), poet and designer
Georg Mohr, (1548-1620), mathematician
Jakob Nielsen, mathematician
Niels Erik Nørlund
Julius Petersen, (1839-1910), mathematician
Thorvald Thiele, statistician, discoverer of cumulants
Caspar Wessel, (1745-1818), Norwegian-Danish mathematician
Rasmus Lerdorf, PHP (born in Greenland, lives in USA)
Peter Naur (1928- ), Algol 60 and Backus-Naur form. Turing Award winner.
Jakob Nielsen, (1957-), Usability (lives in USA)
Christen C. Raunkiær, (1860-1938), ecologist and botanist, plant life-form
Bjarne Stroustrup, (1950- ), C++ (lives in USA)
Anders Hejlsberg, Turbo Pascal, Delphi language, C# (lives in USA)
David Heinemeier Hansson, Ruby on Rails
Jens Martin Knudsen, (1930-2005)
Heinrich Louis d'Arrest, Prussian astronomer, died in Copenhagen.
Tycho Brahe, (1546-1601), provided the observational data for Kepler's laws of planetary motion.
Johan Ludvig Emil Dreyer, (1852-1926), Danish-born astronomer
Peter Andreas Hansen, (1795-1874)
Ejnar Hertzsprung, (1873-1967), astronomer
Ole Rømer, (1644-1710), first to calculate the speed of light.
Bengt Strömgren, (1908-1987)
Thorvald Sørensen,(1902-1973), botanist
Rasmus Bartholin, (1625-1698)
Aage Niels Bohr, (1922- ), physicist and Nobel Prize laureate
Niels Bohr, (1885-1962), physicist and Nobel Prize laureate
Hans Christian Ørsted, (1777-1851), physicist, discoverer of electromagnetism, speed of light
Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, (1879-1947)
Jens Christian Skou, chemist and Nobel Prize laureate 1997
Søren Peder Lauritz Sørensen, (1868-1939), chemist
Karl Anker Jørgensen, 1955-, chemist
Conrad Malte-Brun, (1775–1826)
Claudius Clavus (Claudius Claussøn Swart), (1388-?)
Willi Dansgaard, (1922-), geophysics
Inge Lehmann, (1888-1993)
Nicolas Steno / Niels Stensen, (1638-1686), geologist
Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, Archaeologist, inventor of the Three-age system
Carl Peter Henrik Dam, (1895-1976)
Hans Christian Gram, (1853-1938), bacteriologist (Gram staining)
Emil Christian Hansen, (1842-1909) Saccharomyces carlsbergensis
Wilhelm Johannsen, (1857-1927), coined the term gene
Schack August Steenberg Krogh, physiologist and Nobel Prize laureate
Caspar Bartholin the Elder (1585-1629)
Caspar Bartholin the Younger (1655-1738)
Thomas Bartholin (1616-1680)
Niels Ryberg Finsen, (1860-1904), physician and Nobel Prize laureate
Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger, physician and Nobel Prize laureate
Niels Kaj Jerne, immunologist and Nobel Prize laureate
Niels A. Lassen, neuroimaging pioneer.
Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, (1757-1830)
Niels Steensen, 1638-1686 anatomist, Roman Catholic bishop and saint
Eugen Warming, (1841-1924), ecologist and botanist
Jacob B. Winsløw, (1669-1760)
Ole Worm, (1588-1654)
Bjarne Tromborg, physicist (1940-present)
Morten Frost, badminton player.
Morten Frost, men's single, All England master 1982, 1984, 1986, and 1987.
Peter Gade, men's single, All England master 1999.
Lene Køppen, women's single, World champion 1977, All England master 1979.
Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen, men's single, 1996 Olympic gold.
Camilla Martin, women's single, World champion 1999, All England master 2002.
Svend Pri, men's single, All England master 1975.
Preben Arentoft, Greenock Morton, Newcastle United F.C., Blackburn Rovers F.C..
Daniel Agger, defender, Brøndby IF 2004-2006. Liverpool F.C. 2006-Present
Brian Laudrup, forward, Rangers F.C. 1994-1998. Euro 92.
Michael Laudrup, Juventus F.C. 1985-1989, FC Barcelona 1989-1994.
Jan Mølby, player and manager
Kim Milton Nielsen, referee
Morten Olsen, player and coach
Peter Schmeichel, goal keeper, Manchester United 1991-1999. Euro 92, CL98/99.
Allan Simonsen, 1977 European Footballer of the Year
Jon Dahl Tomasson, forward, A.C. Milan 2003-2005, VfB Stuttgart 2005-, UEFA Cup 2002.
Anja Andersen, female handball player. 1996 Olympic gold. Elected best player of 1998.
Hans Andersen, Speedway Rider.
Morten Andersen, American football, most points and field goals ever in the NFL.
Jesper Bank, sailing 1992, 2000 Summer Olympics gold
Kenneth Bjerre, Speedway Rider.
Kenneth Carlsen, tennis, #43 in men singles in 1993.
Morten Stig Christensen, handball-player turned TV host.
Eskild Ebbesen, gold medalist in rowing
Paul Elvstrøm, sailing, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960 olympic gold.
Rune Glifberg, professional skateboarder
Martin Kampmann, mixed martial artist
Mikkel Kessler, boxer
Nicolas Kiesa, former Formula One driver.
Tom Kristensen, auto racing. Only driver to win 24 Hours of Le Mans 7 seven times (6 times consecutive).
Bent Larsen, 1956 International Grandmaster in chess.
Ole Laursen, mixed martial artist
Brian Nielsen, boxer
Frans Nielsen, ice hockey player, first Danish citizen to play in the NHL.
Bjarne Pedersen, Speedway Rider.
Nicki Pedersen, Speedway Rider.
Poul Popiel, retired ice hockey player, first Danish-born to play in the NHL.
Michael Rasmussen, road bicycle racing, King of the Mountains in the 2005 and 2006 Tour de France.
Jonas Raun, Speedway Rider
Peter Regin, ice hockey player
Bjarne Riis, road bicycle racing
Jesper Skibby, road bicycle racing
Hans Christian Andersen.
Hans Christian Andersen, (1805-1875), Fairy Tales
Jens Immanuel Baggesen, (1764-1826)
Karen Blixen (aka. Isak Dinesen), (1885-1962), author
Tove Ditlevsen, (1918-1976), poet and author
Karl Gjellerup, author and Nobel Prize laureate
Piet Hein, (1905-1996)
William Hillcourt (1900–1992, born Vilhelm Hans Bjerregaard Jensen), prolific writer for the Boy Scouts of America
Ludvig Holberg, (1684-1754), dramatist, historian, essayist and playwright
Jens Peter Jacobsen, (1847-1885), novelist, poet and translator
Johannes Vilhelm Jensen, (1873-1950), novelist and Nobel Prize laureate
Thit Jensen, (1876-1957) writer and worker for women's suffrage
Hans Kirk, (1898-1962), author
Margrethe Lasson, (1659-1738), the first female novelist.
Kaj Harald Leininger Munk, (1898-1944), dramatist
Tor Nørretranders, (1955- ), science popularizer
Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger, (1779-1850)
Henrik Pontoppidan, author and Nobel Prize laureate
Jacob Riis, (1849-1914), photographer, journalist and social activist in USA
Peter Kjærulff, novelist
Martin Andersen Nexø, writer
Villy Sørensen, author
Peter Høeg, author
Dan Turéll, author
Annika von Holdt, writer
Mogens Amdi Petersen, founder of the Tvind empire
Andreas Aagesen, (1826-1879)
Natasja Crone Back, journalist, host at the Eurovision Song Contest 2001
Biker-Jens, reality TV star
B.S. Christiansen, Danish special force soldier, TV personality
Niels Finsen, physician, Nobel Prize (1903) (Faroe Islands)
Adam Duvå Hall, TV and Radio presenter
Gus Hansen, professional poker player
Mogens Herman Hansen, classical philologist
Jacob Holdt, photographer, writer
Rasmus Lerdorf, creator of PHP (Greenland)
Bjørn Lomborg, sceptical environmentalist. Villy Sørensen ( January 13, 1929 - December 16, 2001) was a Danish Short-story writer, Philosopher and
Jørgen de Mylius, TV and Radio presenter
Knud Olsen, boat designer.
Camilla Ottesen, TV host
Andrea Elisabeth Rudolph, radio and TV host
Jacob Dacian, 16th century Franciscan missionary to Mexico
Jørgen Jørgensen, 19th century adventurer famous for ruling Iceland for 2 months
Ole Olsen, (speedway) (born 1946), Danish speedway rider and three-time World Champion
list from : http://www.citizendia.org/List_of_Danes
Toybox - Sailor Song
Toy-Box is a Danish pop group formed in the 1990s. It consists of two members, both vocalists: Anila Mirza and Amir El-Falaki. Anila was born October 8, 1974 in Hillerød, Denmark to a half-Pakistani, half-Persian mother, and an Indian father. Amir was born August 12, 1973 in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 1999, they had some success in the Scandinavian music charts with a bubblegum pop song from their album Fantastic, named "Tarzan & Jane".
If you want to know more about someone you need to know his origin, his family , friends and his country and hometown.
About Mathias family background, we luckily got some videos " Day of Phoenix" the band his father was the singer and his uncle played the guitar and was also singing. Don´t like to say his uncle did the background vocals, because someone might believe he was only second best.
- Hans Lauridsen / vocals ( Mathias´father )
- Karsten Lyng / guitar
- Erik Stedt / bass, piano
- Henrik Friis / drums, percussion
videos on youtube :
When Saints Go Machine
This is a Danish band which Mathias likes
I don´t know if Mathias likes this special song- I love it- but " When Saints Go Machine " is one of the bands he likes. Others are Kings of Leon, Black Mountain, the Hives and I think he also like the Kooks.
What do you hear at the moment?
Mathias:"I have just bought The Hives' "The Black and White Album", but also hear
The Kooks and always King's of Leon. "
That´s all we got Mathias family and that´s enough. But we got lots about Denmark and Copenhagen , which might be exotic when you are from a country which does not belong to Europe .
Mathias was born on the 13th January 1984 which was a Friday in Copenhagen, Denmark in a area called Østerbro.
As Copenhagen is a wonderful city I thought I post some pictures here.
the little meermaid
also the little meermaid
Østerbro the part of the city Mathias grew up
I was " driving" through Østerbro with google maps. Take a closer look at the opened window. Sorry, those are not Mathias´feet.
Østerbro is a mainly residential district of Copenhagen, just north of the inner city. With its quiet cobblestone and tree lined streets, and its excellent shopping and cafe life, it makes for a good excursion from the downtown area.
Along with Frederiksberg in the west, Østerbro has long been considered the posh or upper class district of Copenhagen. These days this is mainly due to the demographic of young, liberal leaning, well paid academics, which has earned Østerbro nicknames like the Latté district. But it has been a neighborhood of the upper middle class since modern Østerbro's inception, when Copenhagen expanded beyond the old fortifications in the 1850s.
The district takes it name from being near the old eastern gate of the city, and translates roughly into the Eastern borough, and before the city's defences were dismantled, the area were largely dominated by grazing cows and grassy meadows, traces of which is still visible in the huge park; Fælledparken, dominating the area. When Copenhagen was finally allowed to grow out over the ramparts following a cholera epidemic, Østerbro wasn't build up as quickly and disorganized as its neighbours Nørrebro and Vestebro, and it was mainly the bourgeoisie who moved here in pompous villas in green surroundings, a heritage which has stuck to the district, many of the mansions still stand today, and a lot of them is occupied by foreign embassies. When development finally took hold at the turn of the century, it was better planned, and more upscale than its counterparts, and with its big apartments and nicely crafted ornamented buildings, even the construction of a new and dirty harbour by the waterfront and new factories couldn't quite take the bourgeoisie aura away from the district, something it has retained to this day, and while Østerbro is still trailing behind Frederiksberg and its posh northern neighbour; Hellerup in terms of wealthy residents, visitors should still expect it to be fashionable, rather than "hip" or "cool", but watch out for the swarms of expensive prams parading the neighbourhood!
( taken from : http://wikitravel.org/en/Copenhagen/Østerbro )