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Denmark ranks 234th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Hamamatsu, Jacksonville, Florida, and Sacramento, California. Memorable people born in Denmark include Ivar the Boneless, Ubba, and Sweyn Forkbeard. Memorable people who died in Denmark include Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye, Horik I, and Sweyn II of Denmark. Denmark has been the birth place of many politicians and soccer players and the death place of many politicians and soccer players. Denmark is located in Denmark.

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 42,943 km2 (16,580 sq mi) as of 2020, and the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km2 (853,509 sq mi). Denmark proper has a population of 5.83 million. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 810 and 1995, Denmark was the birth place of 40 globally memorable people, including Ivar the Boneless, Ubba, and Sweyn Forkbeard. Additionaly, 17 globally memorable people have passed away in Denmark including Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye, Horik I, and Sweyn II of Denmark.

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Most individuals born in present day Denmark were politicians (14), soccer players (5), cyclists (3), noblemen (2), and astronomers (2),  while most who died were politicians (8), soccer players (2), noblemen (1), writers (1), and musicians (1).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Denmark, including Lars Olsen, Lars Elstrup, and Michael Gravgaard. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Denmark, including Ivar the Boneless, Sweyn Forkbeard, and Harald Bluetooth.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 5 globally memorable people born in Denmark since 1700.