Famous Engineers from Denmark

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

List people include Agner Krarup Erlang, Per Brinch Hansen and more.

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

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  • Agner Krarup Erlang
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    Agner Krarup Erlang (1 January 1878 – 3 February 1929) was a Danish mathematician, statistician and engineer, who invented the fields of traffic engineering and queueing theory.By the time of his relatively early death at the age of 51, Erlang had created the field of telephone networks analysis. His early work in scrutinizing the use of local, exchange and trunk telephone line usage in a small community to understand the theoretical requirements of an efficient network led to the creation of the Erlang formula, which became a foundational element of modern telecommunication network studies.
    • Age: Dec. at 51 (1878-1929)
    • Birthplace: Denmark
  • Bjarne Stroustrup (; Danish: [ˈpjaːnə ˈstʁɒʊ̯ˀstʁɔp]; born 30 December 1950) is a Danish computer scientist, most notable for the creation and development of the C++ programming language. He is a visiting professor at Columbia University, and works at Morgan Stanley as a Managing Director in New York.
    • Age: 72
    • Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark
  • Professor Dines Bjørner (born 4 October 1937, in Odense) is a Danish computer scientist. He specializes in research into domain engineering, requirements engineering and formal methods. He worked with Cliff Jones and others on the Vienna Development Method (VDM) at IBM Laboratory Vienna (and elsewhere). Later he was involved with producing the RAISE (Rigorous Approach to Industrial Software Engineering) formal method with tool support. Bjørner was a professor at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) from 1965–1969 and 1976–2007, before he retired in March 2007. He was responsible for establishing the United Nations University International Institute for Software Technology (UNU-IIST), ...more
    • Age: 85
    • Birthplace: Odense, Denmark
  • Flemming Rasmussen

    Flemming Rasmussen (born 1 January 1958 in Copenhagen) is a Danish engineer, producer, mixer and owner and founder of Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. Rasmussen is currently main engineer/producer at Sweet Silence North in Helsingør.
    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Harald Trap Friis (22 February 1893 – 15 June 1976), who published as H. T. Friis, was a Danish-American radio engineer whose work at Bell Laboratories included pioneering contributions to radio propagation, radio astronomy, and radar. His two Friis formulas remain widely used.
    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1893-1976)
    • Birthplace: Næstved, Denmark
  • Holger Lagerfeldt

    • Age: 48