1873 in Denmark
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List of years in Denmark
- 5 May – The Scandinavian Monetary Union, a monetary union with Sweden, is formed, pegging the countries' currencies to each other.
- 13 May – Tuborg Brewery is founded by Carl Frederik Tietgen.
- 6 October – The equestrian statue of Frederick VII in front of Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen is unveiled.
- Magazine publisher Aller Media is founded.
- The Danish Mathematical Society is founded at the University of Copenhagen.
- Punch, an illustrated conservative satirical magazine modelled on the English Punch, is founded.
- 9 January – Hans Frederick Blichfeldt, Danish-American mathematician (died 1945)
- 17 January – Benedict Nordentoft, educator and cleric, co-founder of a Danish community with a Lutheran church and a folk high school in Solvang, California (died 1942)
- 20 January – Johannes V. Jensen, author, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1944 (died 1950)
- 21 January – Emilie Demant Hatt, artist, writer and ethnographer (died 1958)
- 5 February – William Thalbitzer, philologist, professor of Eskimo studies at the University of Copenhagen (died 1958)
- 12 February – Gustav Bartholin Hagen, architect (died in 1941)
- 28 February – Johan Frederik Steffensen, mathematician, statistician and actuary, professor of actuarial science at the University of Copenhagen 1923–43 (died 1961)
- 14 March – Herluf Zahle, barrister with the Supreme Court, career diplomat, President of the League of Nations 1928–29 (died 1941)
- 19 March – Betty Nansen, actress and theatre director (died 1943)
- 7 April
- 10 May – Palle Bruun, hydraulic engineer, designed the Port of Skagen (died 1910)
- 21 May – Johannes Gandil, athlete and footballer, competitor in athletics at the 1900 Summer Olympics, silver medallist in football at the 1908 Summer Olympics (died 1956)
- 27 May – Harald Scavenius, diplomat and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs 1920–22 (died 1939)
- 30 May – Oluf Olsson, gymnast, silver medallist at the 1906 Intercalated Games, bronze medallist at the 1912 Summer Olympics (died 1947)
- 4 July – Georges Dreyer, pathologist, professor of pathology at Oxford University 1907–34 (died 1934)
- 12 July – Rudolph Tegner, sculptor linked with the Symbolist movement (died 1950)
- 3 August – Carl Hansen Ostenfeld, systematic botanist, professor in botany at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University from 1918, professor in botany at the University of Copenhagen and director of the Copenhagen Botanical Garden from 1923 (died 1931)
- 2 September – Johanne Hesbeck, photographer (died 1927)
- 8 October – Ejnar Hertzsprung, chemist and astronomer (died 1967)
- 26 October – Thorvald Stauning, politician, the first social democratic Prime Minister of Denmark, served as Prime Minister 1924–26 and from 1929 (died 1942)
- 4 November – Jorgen Moeller, chess master (died 1944)
- 2 December – Christian Steenstrup, Danish-American inventor, invented the hermetically sealed refrigeration unit (died 1955)
- 4 December – Henrik Malberg, theater and cinema actor (died 1958)
- 25 March – Wilhelm Marstrand, painter and illustrator (born 1810)
- 7 November – Thomas Overskou, actor, playwright and historian (born 1798)
- 25 November – Hans Harder, painter and drawing master (born 1792)
- From silver standard to gold standard, The Danish National Bank.
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