Ole Kirk Christiansen

1891 - 1958

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Ole Kirk Kristiansen (7 April 1891 – 11 March 1958) was a Danish carpenter. In 1932, he founded the construction toy company The Lego Group. Over the course of his working life, Kristiansen developed his business from a small wood-working shop that sold household products into a wooden toy manufacturer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ole Kirk Christiansen has received more than 875,095 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Ole Kirk Christiansen is the 102nd most popular businessperson (down from 91st in 2019), the 115th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 109th in 2019) and the most popular Danish Businessperson.

Ole Kirk Christiansen was a Danish carpenter who founded the Lego company. He is most famous for inventing the Lego brick, which is the most iconic toy of all time.

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Among businesspeople, Ole Kirk Christiansen ranks 102 out of 604Before him are Stanley Rous, Carlos Ghosn, Mark Zuckerberg, Chung Ju-yung, Roman Abramovich, and César Ritz. After him are Sam Walton, Solomon R. Guggenheim, Johann Friedrich Böttger, John D. Rockefeller Jr., Paul Reuter, and Larry Flynt.

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Among people born in 1891, Ole Kirk Christiansen ranks 33Before him are John Howard Northrop, Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, Fumimaro Konoe, Frank Costello, Cole Porter, and Michael Chekhov. After him are Grant Wood, Max Amann, Pier Luigi Nervi, Otto Rasch, Alexander Wienerberger, and Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis. Among people deceased in 1958, Ole Kirk Christiansen ranks 25Before him are Georges Rouault, Giacomo Balla, Rudolf von Laban, André Bazin, Princess Ingeborg of Denmark, and Edna Purviance. After him are Duncan Edwards, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, Kim Tu-bong, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Ernst Heinkel, and Petru Groza.

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Among people born in Denmark, Ole Kirk Christiansen ranks 115 out of 783Before him are Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark (1968), Erik Bruhn (1928), Ejnar Hertzsprung (1873), Prince George of Denmark (1653), Bille August (1948), and Gudfred (800). After him are Peter Schmeichel (1963), N. F. S. Grundtvig (1783), Mads Mikkelsen (1965), Magnus, Duke of Holstein (1540), Martin Andersen Nexø (1869), and S. P. L. Sørensen (1868).


Among businesspeople born in Denmark, Ole Kirk Christiansen ranks 1After him are Paul Elvstrøm (1928), Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller (1913), J. C. Jacobsen (1811), Jakob Nielsen (1957), Anders Hejlsberg (1960), and Janus Friis (1976).