Top 10 Greatest People From Denmark

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The Top Ten

1 Niels Bohr Niels Bohr Niels Henrik David Bohr was a Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. Bohr was also a philosopher and a promoter of scientific research.

Ok, now this intrigues me. I still remember the conflict between Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein. Albert Einstein is a great enemy of Quantum mechanics( Was before, but was wrong due to his EPR paradox). They very much had a debate between their Rational thinking, and that's where the famous quote came from Einstein "God does not play dice". Meaning of the quote: God does not control all probability. This seems rather the opposite due to my beliefs as an atheist. - Kevinsidis

He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922, for making foundational contributions to quantum theory and understanding atomic structure. Bohr developed the Bohr model of the atom.

During the 1930s he helped refugees from Nazism. In 1943 he was about to be arrested by the Germans, and he fled to Sweden, then to Britain. - Metal_Treasure

2 Hans Christian Andersen Hans Christian Andersen Hans Christian Andersen, often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875), was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children: his ...read more.

Most children in the Western Civilization know at least one of his fairy tales - The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen, The Ugly Duckling, The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Nightingale, to name a few. - Metal_Treasure

3 Søren Kierkegaard

He was a Danish philosopher, who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher. - Metal_Treasure

4 Brigitte Nielsen Brigitte Nielsen Brigitte Nielsen is a Danish-Italian actress, model, singer and reality television personality who began her career modelling for Greg Gorman and Helmut Newton and several years later acted in the 1985 films Red Sonja and Rocky IV.

I know she was a good actress but lol at how the first thing you mention is that she had a kid at 54.

In 2018 she gave birth to her 5th child at the age of 54, almost 55. Wow!
She rose to fame in the 80s thanks to her role in Rocky IV and her marriage to Sly (short-lived though). - Metal_Treasure

5 William S. Knudsen

William Signius Knudsen was "a leading automotive industry executive and an American general during World War II. His experience and success as a key senior manager in the operations sides of Ford Motor Company and later General Motors led the Franklin Roosevelt Administration to directly commission him as a lieutenant general in the United States Army to help lead the United States ' war materiel production efforts for World War II." - wiki - Metal_Treasure

6 Knud Rasmussen

He was a Greenlandic-Danish polar explorer and anthropologist, and has been called the "father of Eskimology". He was the first European to cross the Northwest Passage via dog sled. - Metal_Treasure

7 Flemming Rasmussen Flemming Rasmussen

A legendary sound engineer, mixer and producer of rock and metal music, best known for recording and producing Metallica albums Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets.
Available lists:
Top 10 Music Albums Recorded, Mixed or Produced by Flemming Rasmussen
Top 10 Facts About Metallica's Album Ride the Lightning - Metal_Treasure

8 Viggo Mortensen Viggo Mortensen

He's an actor (in case you can't remember where from you know his face) - Metal_Treasure

9 Lars Ulrich Lars Ulrich Lars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of the American thrash metal band Metallica.

Yeah you know he would be on here. - Userguy44

Good list I think you should add Kim Larsen though ( search him up if you don’t know who that is.

10 Helena Christensen Helena Christensen

A model, famously featured in the video to Chris Isaak's hit song Wicked Game - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Kim Larsen

Thanks for adding this!

12 Peter Schmeichel Peter Schmeichel Peter Bolesław Schmeichel is a Danish former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and was voted the IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper in 1992 and 1993. He is best remembered for his most successful years at English club Manchester United, whom he captained to the 1999 UEFA Champions League ...read more.

A famous soccer player - Metal_Treasure

13 King Diamond King Diamond Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums ...read more.

Who's gonna hit the highest notes? Him! - Metal_Treasure

14 Jacob Riis
15 Mads Mikkelsen Mads Mikkelsen
16 Lars von Trier Lars von Trier
17 Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
18 Margrethe II
19 Caroline Wozniacki

A tennis player, current ranking : No. 3 (as of 22 October 2018) - Metal_Treasure

20 Mikkel Kessler

A boxer. Volbeat's song A Warrior's Call is about him.
"Feel the fire, he's entering the ring, His mindset only knows how to win,
This Danish fighter will break you in two,
You will feel all his power!
The viking warrior Mikkel Kessler" - Metal_Treasure

21 Michael Poulsen Michael Poulsen Michael Schøn Poulsen is a Danish vocalist and guitarist. He is currently the singer and main songwriter of the band Volbeat.

Volbeat's lead singer - Metal_Treasure

22 Michael Laudrup

A former footballer (soccer) - Metal_Treasure

23 Kevin Magnussen

A Formula 1 driver - Metal_Treasure

24 Hans Christian Ørsted
25 Ludvig Lorenz
26 Jens Martin Knudsen
27 Anders Boserup
28 Trentemøller
29 Medina
30 Susanne Bier
31 Lars Mikkelsen
32 Connie Nielsen
33 Helle Thorning-Schmidt
34 Hank Shermann

Co-founder and guitarist for Mercyful Fate - Metal_Treasure

35 Morten Stützer

Guitarist and bassist for metal band Artillery. - Metal_Treasure

36 Michael Stützer

Guitarist for metal band Artillery. - Metal_Treasure

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