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Denmark ranks 22nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Greece, Argentina, and Belgium. Memorable people born in present day Denmark include Hans Christian Andersen, Søren Kierkegaard, and Niels Bohr. Memorable people who died in Denmark include Hans Christian Andersen, Søren Kierkegaard, and Niels Bohr. Denmark has been the birth place of many politicians and soccer players and the death place of many politicians and writers.

Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. Denmark proper, which is the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand, Funen and the North Jutlandic Island. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and is bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark is constitutionally a unitary state comprising Denmark proper and the two autonomous territories in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark has a total area of 42,924 km2 (16,573 sq mi), land area of 42,394 km2 (16,368 sq mi), and the total area of the Kingdom including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km2 (853,509 sq mi), and a population of 5.82 million in Denmark proper. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 400 BC and 2012, present day Denmark was the birth place of 581 globally memorable people, including Hans Christian Andersen, Søren Kierkegaard, and Niels Bohr. Additionaly, 273 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Denmark including Hans Christian Andersen, Søren Kierkegaard, and Niels Bohr.

People Born in Present Day Denmark

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People Deceased in Present Day Denmark

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Most individuals born in present day Denmark were politicians (128), soccer players (109), writers (31), cyclists (26), and singers (24),  while most who died were politicians (91), writers (26), companions (20), painters (16), and physicists (8).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Denmark, including Peter Schmeichel, Richard Møller Nielsen, and Allan Simonsen. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Denmark, including Björn Ironside, Christian VII of Denmark, and Margaret I of Denmark.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 25 globally memorable people born in present day Denmark since 1700.