Talk:List of Danes

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Gordon Kennedy[edit]

Some confusion here because I thought you were referring to the Gordon Kennedy who was an actor in Redcap. I see from your link that you mean another one.Roligpolig 08:19, 31 March 2007 (UTC) It does however mean that the link in the article page needs to be changed because at the moment it's pointing to the Gordon Kennedy who played the part of Sergeant Bruce Hornsby in Redcap.Roligpolig 08:34, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Gordon Kennedy is not Danish. Roligpolig 09:17, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

He is half scottish and half danish[1], he was born in scotland but educated in Denmark and has been living in Denmark since at least 1990. I think he qualifies for this list.·Maunus· ·ƛ· 10:22, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Tine Bryld[edit]

Tine Bryld (no article) removed... ok? Medico80 23:25, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Peter Høeg missing[edit]

Shouldn't he be listed under literature: 19:24, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

Bent Fabricious Bjerre is quite well known internationally, as is Suzanne Brøgger. Neither are included here (yet). Also Bjarne Stroustrup, inventor of the C++ programming language. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:00, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Bent Fabricius-Bjerre (note spelling) is present, as is Bjarne Stroustrup. Suzanne Brøgger is in the List of Danish poets, she does not have an article yet... --Mirokado (talk) 12:23, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Rudy Frederiksen[edit]

I have removed this person from the list of well know people as I don't recognize him as being one. If he should be in the list then a lot of other Danish criminals should be there as well. --Skou 01:03, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

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Johan von Bülow[edit]

I removed Johan von Bülow from the list of Danish philosophers. First of all because it stated that he wrote the Danish Constitution, which he did not (he died in 1828 and had no love lost for any sort of democracy), secondly because he was not a philosopher but a statesman. He could be listed in the others, but as there is no article I chose to delete the link altogether. When an article comes up he can be added again. --Saddhiyama (talk) 21:56, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

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I have tidied up many of the sort-order problems which have accrued in this list, using a "little script" offline and checking the results before updating the page. I have added comments of the form <!-- sort Familyname, Anything Else --> to the end of some lines to guide the script where necessary. I have left the Music and Royalty sections alone, they probably should be maintained by hand. I have also not yet zapped Photographers, Politicians, Science or Other notables, as it will be necessary to check how to treat various middle names before making any changes which might be needed.

It is probably sensible to follow Danish ordering here so the entries follow other listings which the reader may need to use. The only real surprises for the English-speaking reader would be sorting "Aa" with "Å" and "Æ" coming after "Z". Perhaps there should be a note in the lead mentioning the alphabet and sorting?


While the epic is set on Sealand, it is my understanding that Beowulf himself is supposed to be of Geat origin, more correctly making him a notable Swede. Not removing, as I don't have time to verify, but please do if you can. It should perhaps be noted that the epic takes place before the unification of Denmark, so whereas the supposed origin of Beowulf (the character) has, on occasion, been Danish, it would make best sense to count him as Swedish as per the current borders (see, perhaps, my next section on — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:16D8:EE1E:0:7D55:B75B:7477:6B1 (talk) 23:38, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Peter Jansen Wessel Tordenskiold[edit] is a rather big deal in both Denmark and Norway. During his (short) lifetime, the current nation of Norway was under Danish rule, which I, as many other Danes, feel qualifies him as both a Dane and a Norwegian. In contrast to Beowulf above, the nation of Denmark was well established at the time of Tordenskjold, which leads me to posit that he qualifies for this list. He would, of course, qualify equally for a Norwegian list as well. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:16D8:EE1E:0:7D55:B75B:7477:6B1 (talk) 00:27, 3 December 2013 (UTC) Kuyterholm

This Page Needs A Category For Danish Military Figures[edit]

There have been historically significant Danes as generals admirals and other military and quasi-military figures going back to Viking times, and this page needs a separate category for them. In my opinion, such individuals are certainly of encyclopædic interest. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:45, 23 July 2017 (UTC)