List of Danes

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This is a list of notable Danish people.

Actors[edit]

Main article: List of Danish actors

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Dancers[edit]

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Fictional Danes[edit]

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Music[edit]

Main article: Music of Denmark

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Philosophers[edit]

Photographers[edit]

  • Mads Alstrup (1808–1876), first Danish photographer with own studio
  • Pietro Boyesen (1819–1882), photographer in Rome
  • Per Bak Jensen (born 1949), influential photographer with an innovative artistic landscape style
  • Morten Bo (born 1945), influential photographer, author of many photo books
  • Krass Clement (born 1946), specializing in the photo-essay style
  • Peter Faber (1810–1877), took oldest photo on record
  • Frederikke Federspiel (1839–1913), first female photographer to practice in Denmark
  • Kristen Feilberg (1839–1919), remembered for many early photographs in Dutch East Indies
  • Jens Fink-Jensen (born 1956), contemporary artistic photographer
  • Jan Grarup (born 1968), award winning press photographer specializing in war and conflict
  • Ludvig Grundtvig (1836–1901), photographer and portrait painter
  • Georg Emil Hansen (1833–1891), pioneering court photographer
  • Christian Hedemann (1852–1932), remembered for his early photographs of Hawaii
  • Keld Helmer-Petersen (born 1920), pioneer in colour photography in the 1940s
  • Jesper Høm (1931–2000), influential press photographer and film director
  • Jacob Holdt (born 1947), using photography to encourage social reform
  • Kirsten Klein (born 1945), specializing in black-and-white landscapes
  • Astrid Kruse Jensen (born 1975), specializing in night photography with an unreal dimension
  • Claus Bjørn Larsen (born 1963), award-winning press photographer
  • Anton Melbye (1818–1875), artist using photography as an aid to painting
  • Israel B. Melchior (1827–1893), amateur photographer who photographed Hans Christian Andersen
  • Rigmor Mydtskov (1925–2010), theatre photography and court photographer for Queen Margrethe
  • Viggo Rivad (born 1922), used photographic essays to portray ordinary citizens
  • Leif Schiller (1939–2007), photographer
  • Lars Schwander (born 1957), portraits of international artists
  • Jacob Aue Sobol (born 1976), award-winning collections from Greenland, Guatemala and Tokyo
  • Mary Steen (1856–1939), pioneer of indoor photography, including royalty
  • Rudolph Striegler (1816–1876), pioneering portrait photography
  • Heinrich Tønnies (1825–1903), early studio in Aalborg, portraits and landscapes
  • Sigvart Werner (1872–1959), amateur who gained fame from Danish landscapes in book form
  • Mary Willumsen (1884–1961), sold postcards of scantily-dressed women from 1916
  • Benedicte Wrensted (1859–1949), took photographs of native Americans in Idaho

Politicians[edit]

Royalty[edit]

Danish Monarchs[edit]

Queen Magrethe II

Other Danish royalty[edit]

Foreign royalty[edit]

Science and research[edit]

Sports[edit]

Badminton[edit]

Bicycle racing[edit]

Fencing[edit]

  • Ellen Osiier, foil fencer, Olympic champion
  • Dr. Ivan Osier, épée, foil, and sabre fencer, Olympic silver (épée), 25-time Danish champion.

Association football[edit]

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Motorsports[edit]

Rowing and sailing[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Other[edit]

Writers[edit]

Hans Christian Andersen.

Other notables[edit]

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