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Johan Vilhelm Gertner Johan Vilhelm Gertner 1818 - 1871 Painter, portraitist, professor
Dankvart Dreyer Dankvart Dreyer 1816 - 1852 Landscape painter
Poul Henningsen Poul Henningsen 1894 - 1967 Architect and designer of many products
John Mogensen John Mogensen 1928 - 1977 Singer and musician
Anne Goye Anne Goye 1609 - 1681 Noblewoman, founder of Karen Brahe Library
Marie Toft Marie Toft 1864 - 1941 Women's rights activist, pacifist and educator
Christian Hansen Christian Hansen 1756 - 1845 Architect of many buildings in Copenhagen
Jutta Graae Jutta Graae 1906 - 1997 Bank employee, resistance member
Ingeborg Suhr Mailand Ingeborg Suhr Mailand 1864 - 1941 Women's rights activist, pacifist and educator
Anna Margrethe Schall Anna Margrethe Schall 1775 - 1852 Ballet dancer
Michael Ancher Michael Ancher 1849 - 1927 Realist painter
Johan Svendsen Johan Svendsen 1840 - 1911 Composer, conductor, violinist
Anna Marie Johanne Sophie Holten Anna Marie Johanne Sophie Holten 1858 - 1930 Portraits, flower paintings and genre works
Esther Carstensen Esther Carstensen 1873 - 1955 Nurse, resistance member, intelligence officer
Elna ornberg Elna ornberg 1890 - 1969 Ballet dancer
Edvard Storm Edvard Storm 1749 - 1794 Poet, songwriter and educator
Jens Jorgensen Juel Jens Jorgensen Juel 1745 - 1802 Portrait painter
Andreas Munch Andreas Munch 1811 - 1884 Poet's pension
Grethe Sonck Grethe Sonck 1929 - 2010 Actress and singer
Cladius Detlev Fritzsch Cladius Detlev Fritzsch 1832 - 1865 Marine painter and naval officer
Aage Fonss Aage Fonss 1887 - 1976 Actor and opera singer
Vilhelm Theodor Walther Vilhelm Theodor Walther 1819 - 1892 Architect and royal building inspector
Wilhelm Bissen Wilhelm Bissen 1836 - 1913 Realist sculptor
Otto Bache Otto Bache 1839 - 1927 Painter
Johan Thomas Lundbye Johan Thomas Lundbye 1818 - 1848 Animal and landscape painter
Johan Ludwig Lund Johan Ludwig Lund 1777 - 1867 Painter and professor
Katy Bodtger Katy Bodtger 1932 - 2017 Singer and musician
Marie Mork Marie Mork 1861 - 1944 Schoolteacher, founder of Marie Mørks Skole
Didrik Frisch Didrik Frisch 1835 - 1867 Landscape and animal painter
Edith Rode Edith Rode 1879 - 1956 Novelist and journalist
Suzette Holten Suzette Holten 1863 - 1937 Painter and ceramist
Jorgen Ingmann Jorgen Ingmann 1925 - 2015 Guitarist and producer
Georg Jensen Georg Jensen 1866 - 1935 Silversmith and founder of Georg Jensen
Ellen Marsvin Ellen Marsvin 1572 - 1649 Noble, landowner, county administrator
Albert Gottschalk Albert Gottschalk 1866 - 1906 Painter, landscape artist, member
Wilhelm Bendz Wilhelm Bendz 1804 - 1832 Painter
Jacob Breda Bull Jacob Breda Bull 1853 - 1930 Author, journalist and editor
Ellen Christensen Ellen Christensen 1913 - 1998 Nurse, resistance member, intelligence officer
Christian August Lorentzen Christian August Lorentzen 1749 - 1828 Painter and professor
Finn Juhl Finn Juhl 1912 - 1989 Architect ,designer of many important buildings
Karen Volf Karen Volf 1891 - 1946 Director of Knabstrup Teglværk and Lervarefabrik
Arne Jacobsen Arne Jacobsen 1902 - 1971 Architect and designer of many important buildings
Rudolph Rothe Rudolph Rothe 1802 - 1877 Landscape architect and etatsråd
Hans Andersen Brendekilde Hans Andersen Brendekilde 1857 - 1942 Realist painter
Poul Simon Christiansen Poul Simon Christiansen 1855 - 1933 Colourist painter
Anina Kirstina Margarete Petra Jensen Anina Kirstina Margarete Petra Jensen 1878 - 1970 Ballet dancer
Elna Lassen Elna Lassen 1901 - 1930 Ballet dancer
Erik Bruhn Erik Bruhn 1928 - 1986 Ballet dancer, choreographer, artistic director
Franciska Clausen Franciska Clausen 1899 - 1986 Abstract painter
Ingeborg Appel Ingeborg Appel 1868 - 1948 Gymnastics teacher, folk high school leader
Emil Baerentzen Emil Baerentzen 1799 - 1868 Painter
Anders Christian Lunde Anders Christian Lunde 1809 - 1886 Landscape painter
Lorenz Frolich Lorenz Frolich 1820 - 1908 Painter, illustrator, graphic artist and etcher
Gustav Winckler Gustav Winckler 1925 - 1979 Singer and musician
Arnold Maersk Mc Kinney Moller Arnold Maersk Mc Kinney Moller 1913 - 2012 Chairman of A.P. Moller-Maersk Group
Wilhelm August Graah Wilhelm August Graah 1793 - 1863 Explorer and cartographer of Greenland
Caroline Kellermann Caroline Kellermann 1821 - 1881 Ballet dancer
Natasja Saad Natasja Saad 1974 - 2007 Singer and deejay
Sanne Bruel Sanne Bruel 1952 - 2011 Singer and musician
Christian Albrecht Jensen Christian Albrecht Jensen 1792 - 1870 Portrait painter
Niels Peter Holbech Niels Peter Holbech 1804 - 1889 Social realist painter
Adeline genee Adeline genee 1878 - 1970 Ballet dancer
Janus la Cour Janus la Cour 1837 - 1909 Landscape painter
Ellen Johanne Broe Ellen Johanne Broe 1900 - 1994 Nurse, educator, consultant
Lars Kruse Lars Kruse 1828 - 1894 Fisherman, rescuer, head of lifesaving
Ingrid Jespersen Ingrid Jespersen 1867 - 1938 Pedagogue, school principal
Erik Henningsen Erik Henningsen 1855 - 1930 Social realist painter
Carl Frederik Tietgen Carl Frederik Tietgen 1829 - 1901 Founder of numerous prominent Danish companies
Marie Luplau Marie Luplau 1848 - 1925 Painter and educator
Marie Kruse Marie Kruse 1842 - 1923 Schoolteacher,principal, founder of Kruse's School
Vilhelmine Jais Oppenheim Vilhelmine Jais Oppenheim 1886 - 1949 Painter and sculptor
Jacob Jensen Jacob Jensen 1926 - 2015 Industrial designer of many products for Bang
Flemming Jorgensen Flemming Jorgensen 1947 - 2011 Singer and musician
Johan Herman Wessel Johan Herman Wessel 1742 - 1785 Poet and playwright
Ellen Winther Ellen Winther 1933 - 2011 Singer and actress
Jorn Utzon Jorn Utzon 1918 - 2008 Architect of the Sydney Opera House
Johannes Holbek Johannes Holbek 1872 - 1903 Social realist painter
Erik Paaske Erik Paaske 1933 - 1992 Actor and singer
Maren Kirstine Kjaer Maren Kirstine Kjaer 1893 - 1985 Portrait painter
Frida Schou Frida Schou 1891 - 1980 Director of Knabstrup Teglværk and Lervarefabrik
Ulla Pia Ulla Pia 1945 - 2020 Singer and musician
Sigbjorn Obstfelder Sigbjorn Obstfelder 1866 - 1900 Poet, writer
Christian Holm Christian Holm 1804 - 1846 Animal and hunting scenes
Paul Gustave Fischer Paul Gustave Fischer 1860 - 1934 Painter of city life and bathing scenes
Andreas Riis Carstensen Andreas Riis Carstensen 1844 - 1906 Maritime painter
Clara Tybjerg Clara Tybjerg 1864 - 1941 Women's rights activist, pacifist and educator
Valdemar Poulsen Valdemar Poulsen 1869 - 1942 Engineer and inventor of the telegraphone
Ferdinand Meldahl Ferdinand Meldahl 1827 - 1908 Architect chamberlain of many important buildings
Vilhelm Groth Vilhelm Groth 1860 - 1935 Painter,landscape artist, member of Den Frie
Jens Jensen Jens Jensen 1860 - 1951 Landscape architect and conservationist
Peder Severin Kroyer Peder Severin Kroyer 1851 - 1909 Skagen painter
Mogens Ballin Mogens Ballin 1871 - 1914 Painter and metalworker
Peter Adler Alberti Peter Adler Alberti 1851 - 1932 Former justice minister and leader
Helen of Greece and Denmark Helen of Greece and Denmark 1896 - 1982 Princess of Greece and Denmark
Povl Dissing Povl Dissing 1938 - 2022 Singer and musician
Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg 1783 - 1853 History, portrait and landscape painter
Lona Gyldenkrone Lona Gyldenkrone 1848 - 1934 Opera singer
Ludvig Holberg Ludvig Holberg 1684 - 1754 Founder of modern Danish and Norwegian literature
Hendrick Krock Hendrick Krock 1671 - 1738 History painter
Steen Eiler Rasmussen Steen Eiler Rasmussen 1898 - 1990 Architect and urban planner of many public
Herman Severin Lovenskiold Herman Severin Lovenskiold 1815 - 1870 Composer of La Sylphide ballet
Carl Balsgaard Carl Balsgaard 1812 - 1893 Painter
Frederik van Pallandt Frederik van Pallandt 1934 - 1994 Singer and actor, part of the duo Nina & Frederik
Tupsy Clement Tupsy Clement 1871 - 1959 Painter
Erik Hansen Erik Hansen 1889 - 1965 Architect of many buildings in Copenhagen
Victor Borge Victor Borge 1909 - 2000 Comedian and pianist who blended music
Ernst Immanuel Cohen Brandes Ernst Immanuel Cohen Brandes 1844 - 1892 Economist, writer, and newspaper editor
Louise of Hesse-Kassel Louise of Hesse-Kassel 1817 - 1898 Queen consort of Denmark
Christian Frederik Hansen Christian Frederik Hansen 1756 - 1845 Architect of many buildings in Copenhagen
Vilhelm Hammershoi Vilhelm Hammershoi 1864 - 1916 Interior, portrait, and landscape painter
Olivia Nielsen Olivia Nielsen 1873 - 1910 Trade unionist, politician, educator
Eiler Rasmussen Eilersen Eiler Rasmussen Eilersen 1827 - 1912 Landscape painter
Dario Campeotto Dario Campeotto 1939 - 2023 Singer and entertainer
Elna Fonnesbech Sandberg Elna Fonnesbech Sandberg 1892 - 1994 Painter of abstract expressionism
Anders Frandsen Anders Frandsen 1960 - 2012 Singer and TV host
Ville Heise Ville Heise 1838 - 1912 Philanthropist, founder of Rydebäck Manor
Carl Heinrich Bloch Carl Heinrich Bloch 1834 - 1890 Realist painter
Master Fatman Master Fatman 1965 - 2019 Media personality, singer, actor, director
Hans Niels Andersen Hans Niels Andersen 1852 - 1937 Founder of the East Asiatic Company
Kim Larsen Kim Larsen 1945 - 2018 Singer and musician
Marie Triepcke Kroyer Alfven Marie Triepcke Kroyer Alfven 1867 - 1940 Painter and ceramist
Magdalene Barens Magdalene Barens 1737 - 1808 Painter
Poul Anker Bech Poul Anker Bech 1942 - 2009 Painter
Knud Valdemar Engelhardt Knud Valdemar Engelhardt 1882 - 1931 Architect and designer of many products
Hans Jorgen Hammer Hans Jorgen Hammer 1815 - 1882 Genre, landscape, and portrait painter
Julius Exner Julius Exner 1825 - 1910 Genre painter
Jens Birkholm Jens Birkholm 1869 - 1915 Painter
Johan Laurentz Jensen Johan Laurentz Jensen 1800 - 1856 Flower painter
Amalie Skram Amalie Skram 1846 - 1905 Novelist
Lone Maslocha Lone Maslocha 1921 - 1945 Photographer, resistance fighter, courier
Frederik Christian Jakobsen Kiaerskou Frederik Christian Jakobsen Kiaerskou 1805 - 1891 Landscape painter
Vilhelm Dahlerup Vilhelm Dahlerup 1836 - 1907 Architect of many buildings in Copenhagen
Henny Magnussen Henny Magnussen 1878 - 1937 high court barrister, women's rights activist
August Bournonville August Bournonville 1805 - 1879 Ballet master and choreographer
Ulrik Cold Ulrik Cold 1939 - 2010 Operatic bass, director of the Royal Theatre
Peter Brixtofte Peter Brixtofte 1949 - 2016 Former mayor of Farum and tax minister
Trille Trille 1945 - 2016 Singer and musician
Ida Brun Ida Brun 1792 - 1857 Singer, dancer, and classical mime artist
Pietro Kobke Krohn Pietro Kobke Krohn 1840 - 1905 Portrait painter
Peter Vilhelm Carl Kyhn Peter Vilhelm Carl Kyhn 1819 - 1903 Landscape painter
Jorgen Skafte Rasmussen Jorgen Skafte Rasmussen 1878 - 1964 Founder of DKW and Auto Union
Einar Hein Einar Hein 1875 - 1931 Skagen painter
Charlotte Norrie Charlotte Norrie 1855 - 1940 Nurse, women's rights activist, educator
Tommy Seebach Tommy Seebach 1949 - 2003 Singer and musician
Ejnar Hansen Ejnar Hansen 1884 - 1965 Portrait painter and art educator
Vitus Jonassen Bering Vitus Jonassen Bering 1681 - 1741 Explorer and navigator in Russian service
Marie Henriques Marie Henriques 1866 - 1944 Social realist painter
Jacob Christian Jacobsen Jacob Christian Jacobsen 1811 - 1887 Founder of Carlsberg brewery
Ingeborg Maria Sick Ingeborg Maria Sick 1858 - 1951 Writer, philanthropist, nursing educator
Elise Konstantin Hansen Elise Konstantin Hansen 1858 - 1946 Painter and ceramist
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  • 1. Lars Kruse

    Died: 1894 A.D
    Slogan: Humble in speech, proud in deed, Christian in action, man in his boat.

    Lars Kruse was born in Skagen, Denmark, on 5 June 1828. He was the son of Johan Hinrich Jes Kruse, a Danish school founder, and his wife Anna Magdalene Christine Becker. He started fishing at an early age and participated in many rescue attempts off the dangerous shores of Skagen. One of his most famous rescues was on 27 December 1862, when he saved the crew of the Swedish brig Daphne, after the lifeboat had capsized and killed eight of its crew. He was appointed as the head of lifesaving in Skagen and received several medals and honors from Denmark and other countries for his bravery and service. He also inspired the painter Michael Ancher, who portrayed him in several works. He married twice and had three children. He drowned on 9 March 1894, while trying to land his boat in a snowstorm. He was buried at Skagen Cemetery with a memorial stone bearing the words of Holger Drachmann: Here lies under the sand of the dune A brave sailor's bones But Skagen's reef and shoals Recognize their duty And sing of Lars Kruse's life A loud heroic poem.

  • 2. Valdemar Poulsen

    Died: 1942 A.D
    Slogan: The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams

    Valdemar Poulsen was a Danish engineer and inventor who developed the first device for generating continuous radio waves, thus aiding the development of radio broadcasting. He also invented the telegraphone, an electromagnetic phonograph capable of registering human speech by the alternating magnetization of a wire. He applied for a patent on this device, a forerunner of the modern magnetic sound recorder, in 1898. A working model created great interest at the Paris Exposition in 1900. He also obtained an English patent on his adaptation of a "singing arc" for radio purposes. Invented by the Englishman W. Duddell, the singing arc could generate continuous audio waves (hence its name). Poulsen transformed this device so that it could generate radio waves; the arc was formed between a copper cathode (positive terminal) and a carbon anode (negative terminal) in an atmosphere of a hydrocarbon gas and a transverse magnetic field. Subsequent efforts with this device by Poulsen and others made long-wave radio broadcasting possible by 1920. He died of cancer in 1942 and was buried in Gentofte.

  • 3. Emil Baerentzen

    Died: 1868 A.D
    Slogan: Art is amazing.

    Emil Bærentzen was a Danish portrait painter and lithographer, active during the Golden Age of Danish Painting. He founded Em. Bærentzen & Co., a lithographic company that produced many portraits of notable figures of his time. He studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts under Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg and received the Academy's travel grant in 1866. He went to Paris and later to Italy, where he was influenced by the French Realist movement. He returned to Denmark in 1868 and married. He was named a Commander in the Order of the Dannebrog and later was awarded the Dannebrogordenens Hæderstegn. He served as the director of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts for several terms. He died in Copenhagen in 1868 at the age of 68. Some of his notable works include A Pack of Horses Outside an Inn, The Conspirators Ride from Finderup After the Murder of Eric Klipping, and Danish Soldiers Return to Copenhagen in 1848. [1](^1^) [2](^2^) [3](^3^)

  • 4. Victor Borge

    Died: 2000 A.D
    Slogan: Laughter is the shortest distance between two people

    Victor Borge, born Børge Rosenbaum, was a Danish-American comedian and pianist who achieved great popularity in radio and television in both North America and Europe. His blend of music and comedy earned him the nicknames "The Clown Prince of Denmark", "The Unmelancholy Dane", and "The Great Dane". Victor Borge was born on 3 January 1909 in Copenhagen, Denmark, into an Ashkenazi Jewish family. His parents, Bernhard and Frederikke (née Lichtinger) Rosenbaum, were both musicians: his father a violist in the Royal Danish Orchestra, and his mother a pianist. Borge began piano lessons at the age of two, and it was soon apparent that he was a prodigy. He gave his first piano recital when he was eight years old, and in 1918 was awarded a full scholarship at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, studying under Olivo Krause. Later on, he was taught by Victor Schiøler, Liszt's student Frederic Lamond, and Busoni's pupil Egon Petri. Borge played his first major concert in 1926 at the Danish Odd Fellow Palæet (The Odd Fellow's Lodge building) concert hall. After a few years as a classical concert pianist, he started his now famous stand-up act with the signature blend of piano music and jokes. He married the American Elsie Chilton in 1933, the same year he debuted with his revue acts. Borge started touring extensively in Europe, where he began telling anti-Nazi jokes. When the German armed forces occupied Denmark on 9 April 1940, during World War II, Borge was playing a concert in neutral Sweden and decided to go to Finland. He traveled to America on the United States Army transport American Legion, the last neutral ship to make it out of Petsamo, Finland, and arrived 28 August 1940, with only $20 (about $418 today), with $3 going to the customs fee. Disguised as a sailor, Borge returned to Denmark once during the occupation to visit his dying mother. Even though Borge did not speak a word of English upon arrival, he quickly managed to adapt his jokes to the American audience, learning English by watching movies. He took the name of Victor Borge and, in 1941, he started on Rudy Vallee's radio show. He was hired soon after by Bing Crosby for his Kraft Music Hall programme. He was hired by NBC in 1942 for his own radio show, The Victor Borge Show, which ran until 1946. He also performed on stage and in films, such as Higher and Higher (1943) and Meet the People (1944). He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1948. In 1953, he married Sarabel Sanna Scraper, who became his manager and personal assistant. They had five children: Ronald, Janet, Victor Jr., Frederikke, and Rikke. Borge continued to perform on radio, television, and stage, becoming one of the most popular and beloved entertainers in the world. He appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show more than any other guest, and hosted his own TV specials, such as Comedy in Music (1954) and The Victor Borge Show (1956). He also wrote several books, such as My Favorite Intermissions (1971) and My Favorite Comedies in Music (1980). He recorded many albums, such as Caught in the Act (1955) and Live(!) (1971), which won him a Grammy Award. He also created a one-man show, Comedy in Music, which ran for 849 performances on Broadway from 1953 to 1956, and later toured around the world. Borge was a visionary and a philanthropist, who supported various causes in science, culture, and sports. He funded the reconstruction of Frederiksborg Castle, which had been destroyed by fire in 1859. He also donated his art collection to the Carlsberg Foundation, which he was a member of. He received numerous honors and awards, including the Order of the Elephant, the highest Danish order of chivalry, in 1999. He also received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1999, and was inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame in 1998. He performed until his death in 2000, at the age of 91. He died of heart failure in Greenwich, Connecticut, and was buried in Putnam Cemetery. He was regarded as one of the most influential and visionary figures in Danish and American comedy and music history.

  • 5. Tommy Seebach

    Died: 2003 A.D
    Slogan: We should have a beautiful life.

    Tommy Seebach was a Danish singer and musician who was one of the most popular and influential artists in Denmark. He started his career as a member of the rock band Sir Henry and his Butlers in the 1960s, where he wrote many of their hits. He later pursued a solo career and also formed other bands such as Los Valentinos and Seebach Band. He wrote and performed songs in various genres, such as pop, rock, disco, and schlager. He was known for his distinctive voice, catchy melodies, and humorous lyrics. He also appeared in several films and TV shows, such as Fængslende feriedage and Købmanden. He competed eight times in the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix and won three times. He represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest three times, with the songs Disco Tango, Krøller eller ej, and Under stjernerne på himlen. He became internationally famous when his instrumental song Apache was used as the theme song for the TV show Verstehen Sie Spaß?. He struggled with alcoholism for many years and died of a heart attack at the age of 53. He was widely mourned by the Danish public and his fans, and his songs are still played and celebrated today. ²

  • 6. Ferdinand Meldahl

    Died: 1908 A.D
    Slogan: Architecture is the art of creating harmony out of the necessities.

    Ferdinand Meldahl was a Danish architect who created many popular high-end consumer products, developing a functional minimalism style that formed a prominent part of the Danish modern movement. He studied at the School of Arts and Crafts under Jørn Utzon and Nicolas-Henri Jardin, and visited Italy where he was influenced by the Antiquity, the Renaissance and the Manierism. He worked as an architect for the royal court, the city of Copenhagen, and the state of Holstein. He designed many monumental buildings, such as the first Christiansborg Palace, the Copenhagen Cathedral, the Royal Danish Theatre, the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and the National Gallery of Denmark. He also worked as an artistic consultant for the Copenhagen Port Authority and the Royal Danish Navy Shipyard. He was a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and a titular professor. He received several awards and medals for his work, such as the C.F. Hansen Medal and the Dannebrogordenens Hæderstegn. He was married to Anne Margrethe Rahbek and had no children. He died in Frederiksberg in 1845. ¹²³

  • 7. Hendrick Krock

    Died: 1738 A.D
    Slogan: The history is the thing that a country will proud to.

    Hendrick Krock was a Danish painter of the Baroque era, who developed his own naturalistic style, often painting biblical and historical scenes. He was born in Flensburg in 1671, where his father was a merchant. He studied under Johan Ayerschöttel of Husum, a well-known portraitist of the time. He came to Copenhagen in 1688, where he taught drawing and studied under court painter Peder Andersen at Frederiksborg Palace. He traveled to Italy in 1693, where he met other artists and learned from the works of Carlo Maratta. He returned to Copenhagen in 1701 and was one of the cosigners of a petition to King Frederick IV requesting approval for the formation of an artist society and teaching academy. This was the humble beginning of the Royal Danish Academy of Art, which was established many years later. He received a travel grant from the King and went back to Italy in 1703, where he worked for several years in the studio of Maratta. He came back to Denmark in 1705 and painted many plafonds, wall panels, door pieces and mythological paintings for the new royal palaces and castles that were built by Frederick IV and Christian VI. He also painted some portraits, but he was assisted by Nicolai Wichmann to complete the heads and faces of the nobility and royalty. He was named court painter in 1706 and received a yearly salary. He died in 1738 at the age of 67.

  • 8. Jacob Christian Jacobsen

    Died: 1887 A.D
    Slogan: Science is the foundation of all industrial progress

    Jacob Christian Jacobsen, mostly known as J. C. Jacobsen, was a Danish industrialist and philanthropist best known for founding the brewery Carlsberg. He had no formal academic or scientific training, but he was inspired by the lectures of Hans Christian Ørsted and the advances in fermentation and microbiology. He established his brewery in 1847 in Valby, on the outskirts of Copenhagen, and named it after his son Carl. He was very passionate about producing high quality beer and he founded the Carlsberg Laboratory in 1875 to conduct scientific research on brewing. He also took interest in public affairs and supported the National Liberal Party. He was a member of the Folketing (the lower house of the Danish parliament) for some periods between 1854 and 1871. He was also a generous patron of the arts and culture. He funded the reconstruction of Frederiksborg Palace after it was destroyed by fire in 1859. He also donated his mansion to the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, which he was a member of. He created the Carlsberg Foundation in 1876 and endowed it with a controlling stake in his brewery. He had a bitter conflict with his son Carl, who founded his own brewery, Ny Carlsberg, in 1882. They reconciled in 1886, shortly before J. C. Jacobsen's death. He died of pneumonia in Rome in 1887 and was buried in the crypt of Jesus Church, which he had built in Valby. His son Carl inherited his art collection and founded the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, a museum that houses it. J. C. Jacobsen is widely regarded as one of the most influential and visionary figures in Danish history.

  • 9. Christian Hansen

    Died: 1845 A.D
    Slogan: The architect is not an artist, but an optimistic realist.

    Christian Hansen was the leading Danish architect between the late 18th century and the mid 19th century, and the most powerful person in artistic circles for many years. He was known as "Denmark's Palladio" on account of the architectural style he promoted. His buildings are known for their simplicity, strength and scale. He studied at the Academy of Art under Caspar Frederik Harsdorff and Nicolas-Henri Jardin, and visited Italy where he was influenced by the Antiquity, the Renaissance and the Manierism. He worked as an architect for the royal court, the city of Copenhagen, and the state of Holstein. He designed many monumental buildings, such as the first Christiansborg Palace, the Copenhagen Cathedral, the Royal Danish Theatre, the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and the National Gallery of Denmark. He also worked as an artistic consultant for the Copenhagen Port Authority and the Royal Danish Navy Shipyard. He was a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and a titular professor. He received several awards and medals for his work, such as the C.F. Hansen Medal and the Dannebrogordenens Hæderstegn. He was married to Anne Margrethe Rahbek and had no children. He died in Frederiksberg in 1845. ¹²³

  • 10. John Mogensen

    Died: 1977 A.D
    Slogan: Right is what heart says.

    John Mogensen was a Danish singer and musician who was one of the most popular and influential artists in Denmark. He started his career as a member of the rock band Gasolin' in the 1970s, which became one of the most successful Danish bands ever. He later pursued a solo career and also formed other bands such as Kim Larsen & Bellami and Kim Larsen & Kjukken. He wrote and performed songs in various genres, such as rock, pop, folk, and children's music. He was known for his distinctive voice, catchy melodies, and poetic lyrics that often reflected his views on society, politics, and culture. He also appeared in several films and TV shows, such as Midt om natten, which was based on his album of the same name. He sold over five million albums and received many awards and honors, such as the Danish Music Award, the IFPI Honorary Award, and the Order of the Dannebrog. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017 and died at his home in Odense in 1977. He was widely mourned by the Danish public and his fans, and his songs are still played and celebrated today.

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