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List of notable or famous philosophers from Denmark, with bios and photos, including the top philosophers born in Denmark and even some popular philosophers who immigrated to Denmark. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Danish philosophers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These philosophers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known philosopher from Denmark is included when available.

People on this list include Søren Kierkegaard and N. F. S. Grundtvig.

This historic philosophers from Denmark list can help answer the questions "Who are some Danish philosophers of note?" and "Who are the most famous philosophers from Denmark?" These prominent philosophers of Denmark may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Danish philosophers.

Use this list of renowned Danish philosophers to discover some new philosophers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (9 items)
Boetius of Dacia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Philosophers from Denmark
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Boetius of Dacia


Boetius of Dacia OP was a 13th-century philosopher. Boetius was born in the first half of the 13th century. Not much is known of his early life, and the attempt to connect him to known persons from Denmark or Sweden has not been successful. All that is known is that he went to teach philosophy at ...more

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Profession: Philosopher

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Dan Zahavi


Dan Zahavi is a Danish philosopher. He is currently Professor of Philosophy at University of Copenhagen. ...more

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Age: 49

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Profession: Philosopher

Harald Høffding is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Philosophers from Denmark
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Harald Høffding was a Danish philosopher and theologian. ...more

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Age: Died at 88 (1843-1931)

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Profession: Philosopher

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Johanne Agerskov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Philosophers from Denmark
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Johanne Agerskov


Johanne Elisabeth Agerskov, daughter of the Danish inventor Rasmus Malling-Hansen, was a Danish intermediary. Together with her husband, Michael Agerskov, she was responsible for the ethic-religious, philosophic and scientific book, Toward the Light, first published by Michael Agerskov in Copenhagen ...more

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Age: Died at 73 (1873-1946)

Profession: Writer, Philosopher