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List of the most popular authors from Denmark, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Danish authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Danish writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

List authors range from Thomasine Christine Gyllembourg-Ehrensvärd to Jakob Knudsen.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Denmark?" and "Who are the best Danish authors?"

For further information on these historic Danish authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Danish authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.

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Max Heindel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Max Heindel H.P. Blavatsky and The Secret Doctrine, The message of the stars The mystical Interpretation of Christmas

The Best Olympic Athletes from Denmark The Scariest Novels of All Time

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Hans Christian Andersen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Hans Christian Andersen The Princess and the Pea, The Steadfast Tin Soldier The Fir-Tree

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Klaus Rifbjerg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Klaus Rifbjerg Anna^! I^! Anna, De beskedne Billedet

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Lars von Trier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Lars von Trier Breaking the waves

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Viggo Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Viggo Mortensen Coincidence of Memory, SignLanguage Mo Te Upoko-o-te-ika/for Wellington

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Jørgen Leth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Jørgen Leth It happened near Ballerup, It's like Something in a Dream: Selected Stories about bicycle sport 1970-75 I play that I can do everything. A Children's Book

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Douglas Sirk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Douglas Sirk Sirk on Sirk

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Carl Theodor Dreyer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Carl Theodor Dreyer Reflexiones Sobre Mi Oficio, Jesus fra Nazaret Fire film

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Johannes Vilhelm Jensen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Johannes Vilhelm Jensen The Long Journey, The Waving Rye Tilblivelsen

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Georg Brandes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Georg Brandes William Shakespeare, Ferdinand Lassalle Recollections of My Childhood and Youth

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Abraham Pais is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Abraham Pais Lectures on dispersion relations, Niels Bohr's times A tale of two continents

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Bjarne Reuter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Bjarne Reuter Das Zimthaus, Drengene fra Sankt Petri Kaptajn Bimse & Kong Kylie

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Leif Panduro is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Leif Panduro Fern fra Danmark, Ka' De li' østers? Vi har kun et liv

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Lars Saabye Christensen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Lars Saabye Christensen The Half Brother, Kamelen i mitt hjerte Saabyes cirkus

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Per Kirkeby is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Per Kirkeby Schwitters, Kirkeby: Zeichnungen Des Bildhauers Kunstraum

The Best Tennis Players from Denmark The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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Ludvig Holberg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Ludvig Holberg Jeppe Of The Hill, Three comedies: The transformed peasant The Arabian powder

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Søren Kierkegaard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Søren Kierkegaard The Book on Adler, The seducer's diary The Laughter Is on My Side

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Karen Blixen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Karen Blixen Out of Africa, Seven Gothic Tales Winter's tales

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Victor Borge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Victor Borge Victor Borge's My favorite comedies in music, Smilet er den korteste afstand-- Borge's musical briefs

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Dan Turèll is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Dan Turèll Murder by the Circle, Murder in the Launderette and Other Crime Stories Murder in March

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Anne Linnet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Anne Linnet Testamentet, Hvor kommer drømmene fra? Glimt

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Asger Jorn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Asger Jorn Pour la forme, Jorn celui-qui Værdi og økonomi

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William Heinesen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
William Heinesen The Good Hope, Grylen og andre noveller The kingdom of the earth

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Anders Bodelsen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Anders Bodelsen Hjaelp, Byen uden ildebrande Beskyttelsesrummet

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Villy Sørensen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Villy Sørensen The Downfall of the Gods - Ragnarok, Uden mål - og med Demokratiet og kunsten

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Henrik Pontoppidan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Henrik Pontoppidan Enslevs Død, En vinterrejse: nogle dagbogsblade The Church and its Men

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Niels Henrik David Bohr is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Niels Henrik David Bohr Atomic Theory and the Description of Nature, Atomic Physics And Human Knowledge Biology and atomic physics

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Cecil Bødker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Cecil Bødker udvalgte, Silas og Ben-Godik Far^! mor og børn

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Benny Andersen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Benny Andersen Snøvsen hopper hjemmefra, hæse drage lykkelig skilsmisse

The Best Soccer Players from Denmark 29 Things Worth Spending a Little Extra On

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Henrik Stangerup is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Henrik Stangerup The Road to Lagoa Santa, Mens tid var At skrive eller dø

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Tove Ditlevsen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Tove Ditlevsen Det tidlige forår, Den hemmelige rude Gift

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Peter Seeberg is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Peter Seeberg Dinosaurusens sene eftermiddag, In Fourteen Days Vingeslag - og andre noveller

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Ole Lund Kirkegaard is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Ole Lund Kirkegaard Frode og alle de andre rødder, Otto er et næsehorn Frode Y Su Pandilla

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Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Peter Schmeichel Schmeichel: The Autobiography, The Great Peter

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Inger Christensen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Inger Christensen The Painted Room, Alphabet Literary women on the screen

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Jussi Adler-Olsen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Jussi Adler-Olsen The Absent One, Journal 64 The Keeper of Lost Causes

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Poul Henningsen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Poul Henningsen Hvad med Kulturen?, Springende Vers Erotikkens Historie

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Aksel Sandemose is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Aksel Sandemose Felicias bryllup, A fugitive crosses his tracks Aksel Sandemose and Canada

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Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen The people of the Polar north, Eskimo folk-tales Rasmussens Thulefahrt

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Cecilie Frøkjær is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Cecilie Frøkjær Gennem Østrogenmuren

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Ib Melchior is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Ib Melchior The Haigerloch project, Order of Battle The Tombstone Cipher

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Piet Hein is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Piet Hein Man skal gaa paa jorden--aforismer, Johannes Buchholtz's Urolige Hjerte 4 digte under Sydkorset

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Ulf Pilgaard is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark

The Best Mark Twain Quotes The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies

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Peter Høeg is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Peter Høeg Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow, Fortællinger om natten Den stille pige

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Jørn Utzon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Jørn Utzon Tendenser i nutidens arkitektur, Platforms and Plateaus: Ideas of a Danish Architect Additiv arkitektur

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Naja Marie Aidt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark

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Kaj Munk is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Kaj Munk Kardinalen og Kongen, En Idealist Niels Ebbesen

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Jacob Holdt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Jacob Holdt Amerikanske Billeder, Nye kirker i Esbjerg Deutsche Börse photography prize 2008

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Camille Pissarro is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark

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Søren Krarup is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
Søren Krarup Fædreland og Folkestyr, Præstens prædiken Den danske dagligdag