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Famous Authors from Denmark

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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

    H.P. Blavatsky and The Secret Doctrine, The message of the stars, The ...

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    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

    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

    Breaking the waves

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    Viggo Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark

    Coincidence of Memory, SignLanguage, Mo Te Upoko-o-te-ika/for Wellington ...

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    It happened near Ballerup, It's like Something in a Dream: Selected ...

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    Sirk on Sirk

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    Reflexiones Sobre Mi Oficio, Jesus fra Nazaret, Fire film

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    The Long Journey, The Waving Rye, Tilblivelsen

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    William Shakespeare, Ferdinand Lassalle, Recollections of My Childhood and ...

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    Lectures on dispersion relations, Niels Bohr's times, A tale of two ...

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    Bjarne Reuter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark

    Das Zimthaus, Drengene fra Sankt Petri, Kaptajn Bimse & Kong Kylie

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    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

    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

    Schwitters, Kirkeby: Zeichnungen Des Bildhauers, Kunstraum

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    Jeppe Of The Hill, Three comedies: The transformed peasant^! The Arabian ...

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    Søren Kierkegaard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark

    The Book on Adler, The seducer's diary, The Laughter Is on My Side

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    Out of Africa, Seven Gothic Tales, Winter's tales

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    Victor Borge's My favorite comedies in music, Smilet er den korteste ...

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    Dan Turèll is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark

    Murder by the Circle, Murder in the Launderette and Other Crime Stories, ...

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    Testamentet, Hvor kommer drømmene fra?, Glimt

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    Pour la forme, Jorn celui-qui, Værdi og økonomi

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    The Good Hope, Grylen og andre noveller, The kingdom of the earth

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    Hjaelp, Byen uden ildebrande, Beskyttelsesrummet

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    The Downfall of the Gods - Ragnarok, Uden mål - og med, Demokratiet ...

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    Henrik Pontoppidan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark

    Enslevs Død, En vinterrejse: nogle dagbogsblade, The Church and its ...

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    Atomic Theory and the Description of Nature, Atomic Physics And Human ...

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    Cecil Bødker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark

    udvalgte, Silas og Ben-Godik, Far^! mor og børn

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    Snøvsen hopper hjemmefra, hæse drage, lykkelig skilsmisse

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    The Road to Lagoa Santa, Mens tid var, At skrive eller dø

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    Det tidlige forår, Den hemmelige rude, Gift

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    Dinosaurusens sene eftermiddag, In Fourteen Days, Vingeslag - og andre ...

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    Ole Lund Kirkegaard is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark

    Frode og alle de andre rødder, Otto er et næsehorn, Frode Y ...

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    Schmeichel: The Autobiography, The Great Peter

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    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

    The Absent One, Journal 64, The Keeper of Lost Causes

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    Hvad med Kulturen?, Springende Vers, Erotikkens Historie

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    Felicias bryllup, A fugitive crosses his tracks, Aksel Sandemose and ...

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    The people of the Polar north, Eskimo folk-tales, Rasmussens Thulefahrt ...

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    Gennem Østrogenmuren

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    Ib Melchior is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark

    The Haigerloch project, Order of Battle, The Tombstone Cipher

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    Man skal gaa paa jorden--aforismer, Johannes Buchholtz's Urolige Hjerte, 4 ...

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    Peter Høeg is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark

    Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow, Fortællinger om natten, Den stille ...

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    Jørn Utzon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark

    Tendenser i nutidens arkitektur, Platforms and Plateaus: Ideas of a Danish ...

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    Kaj Munk is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark

    Kardinalen og Kongen, En Idealist, Niels Ebbesen

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    Amerikanske Billeder, Nye kirker i Esbjerg, Deutsche Börse photography ...

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    Camille Pissarro is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Denmark
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    Fædreland og Folkestyr, Præstens prædiken, Den danske ...

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