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Have you ever realized how many famous people named Nils there are? We put together this list of celebrities named Nils to show that Nilses have a lot of good representation for their names. Some of the famous Nielses on this list might go by Niels, so this list also includes famous people named Nils. From actors named Nils to athletes named Nils, this list should include the most notable people whose name is Niels. This list includes well-known Nilses like Swedish football player Nils Liedholm, nuclear physicist Niels Bohr, and American rock musician Nils Lofgren.
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Nils Liedholm is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Dec. at 85 (1922-2007)
Nils Liedholm was a Swedish football midfielder and coach. Il Barone, as he is affectionately known in Italy, was renowned for being part of the Swedish "Gre-No-Li" trio of strikers ...more

Niels Bohr is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Nils

Nils Lofgren is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Nils
age 67
Nils Hilmer Lofgren is an American rock musician, recording artist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Along with his work as a solo artist, he has been a member of Bruce Springsteen's E ...more

Niels Henrik David Bohr is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Dec. at 77 (1885-1962)
Niels Henrik David Bohr was a Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. ...more

Nils Asther is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Dec. at 84 (1897-1981)
Nils Anton Alfhild Asther was a Danish-born Swedish actor active in Hollywood from 1926 to the mid-1950s, known for his beautiful face and often called "the male Greta Garbo". Between ...more

Nils Landgren is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Nils
age 63
Nils Landgren is a Swedish R&B funk and jazz trombone player.

Nils Johan Ringdal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Dec. at 56 (1952-2008)
Nils Johan Ringdal was a Norwegian author and historian, known mostly for his works on Norwegian occupation history and Norwegian cultural history, and for his controversial book ...more

Nils Poppe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Dec. at 92 (1908-2000)
Nils Poppe was a Swedish actor, director and screenwriter. He is internationally most famous for his part in Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal, but in Sweden he was much loved and participated ...more

Niels Arestrup is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Nils
age 70
Niels Arestrup is a French actor, film director and screenwriter. Born in Paris into a family of modest means, his father was Danish and his mother was French. He has won three César ...more

Niels Christensen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Dec. at 87 (1865-1952)
Niels Christensen was a Danish-American inventor whose principal invention was the O-ring, the ubiquitous hydraulic seal.

Nils Gustaf Dalén is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Dec. at 68 (1869-1937)
Nils Gustaf Dalén was a Swedish Nobel Laureate and industrialist, the founder of the AGA company and inventor of the AGA cooker and the Dalén light. In 1912 he was awarded the ...more

Nils Allen Stewart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Nils Allen Stewart is an actor, stunt performer, stunt coordinator and film producer.

Niels Gade is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Dec. at 73 (1817-1890)
Niels Wilhelm Gade was a Danish composer, conductor, violinist, organist and teacher. He is considered the most important Danish musician of his day.

Nils Wogram is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Nils
age 46
Nils Wogram is a jazz trombonist, composer and bandleader. He counts as one of the most important jazz musicians in Europe. He began classical study at the age of fifteen. He was a member in the ...more

Nils Dacke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Nils Dacke was a Swedish yeoman who was the leader of a mid 16th-century peasant revolt in Småland, southern Sweden, called the Dacke War, fought against the Swedish king Gustav I Vasa. It ...more

Niels Ryberg Finsen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Dec. at 44 (1860-1904)
Niels Ryberg Finsen was a Faroese-Danish physician and scientist of Icelandic descent. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology in 1903 "in recognition of his contribution ...more

Nils Schouterden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Nils Schouterden age 30
Nils Schouterden is a Belgian football player who currently plays for Westerlo in the Belgian Pro League.

Niels Kaj Jerne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Dec. at 83 (1911-1994)
Niels Kaj Jerne, FRS was a Danish immunologist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1984 with Georges J. F. Köhler and César Milstein "[f]or theories ...more

Nils Janson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Nils Janson age 40
Nils Janson is a Swedish jazz composer and trumpet player. He has recorded two solo albums entitled "Debut" and "Excavation", who both received good reviews in Swedish press. ...more

Nils Middelboe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Dec. at 89 (1887-1976)
Nils Middelboe was a Danish amateur athlete and football player as well as a football referee and leader. He represented the Denmark national football team at the 1908, 1912 and 1920 Summer ...more

Nils Brunsson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Nils Brunsson age 73
Nils Gustav Magnus Brunsson is a Swedish organizational theorist, and Emeritus Professor in Management at the Stockholm School of Economics. He is most known for his works in the field of new ...more

Nils Ferlin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Dec. at 63 (1898-1961)
Nils Ferlin was a Swedish poet and lyricist.

Nils K. Rue is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Nils

Nils Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Nils Bernstein

Nils Patrik Johansson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Nils Patrik Johansson
Nils Patrik Johansson is a musical artist.