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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.

Nils Liedholm is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Nils Liedholm 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

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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
Nils Lofgren 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
Niels Henrik David Bohr 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
Nils Asther 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
Nils Landgren 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
Nils Johan Ringdal 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
Nils Poppe 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
Niels Arestrup 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
Niels Christensen 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
Nils Gustaf Dalén 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 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
Niels Gade 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
Nils Wogram 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 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

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Niels Ryberg Finsen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Niels Ryberg Finsen 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 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
Niels Kaj Jerne 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 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
Nils Middelboe 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 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
Nils Ferlin 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
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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.

Nils Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Nils Nilsson Nils John Nilsson is one of the founding researchers in the discipline of artificial intelligence. He is the first Kumagai Professor of Engineering in Computer Science at Stanford University, ...more

Nils Minkmar is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Nils Minkmar Nils Minkmar is a historian, journalist, and publicist.

Niels Fredborg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Niels Fredborg Niels Christian Fredborg is a retired Danish track cyclist. He competed at the 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics in the sprint and 1 km time trial events, winning a silver, a gold and a ...more

Niels Skousen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Niels Skousen Niels Skousen is a Danish composer, guitarist, actor and poet. Niels Skousen is married to Linda Wendel. He started his musical career in 1964. After having heard the Bob Dylan album Another ...more

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Niels Hausgaard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Niels Hausgaard Niels Hausgaard is a Danish singer, songwriter and comedian. He is best known for his songs and understated comedy which often combine dry observations on the human condition with the trials and ...more

Niels Jørgen Steen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Niels Jørgen Steen Niels Jørgen Steen is an actor, film score composer and screenwriter.

Niels Arden Oplev is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Niels Arden Oplev Niels Arden Oplev is a writer-director from Denmark

Nils Malmros is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Nils Malmros Nils Malmros, a Danish film director and screenwriter, is considered a leading auteur of realism in Danish cinema. Malmros is noted for his detailed focus on the common growing pains of ...more

Nils Tavernier is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Nils Tavernier Nils Tavernier is an actor, television director and screenwriter.

Niels Larsen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Niels Larsen Niels Hansen Ditlev Larsen was a Danish sport shooter who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics, in the 1920 Summer Olympics, and in the 1924 Summer Olympics. 1912 Stockholm In 1912 he won the ...more

Niels Mueller is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Niels Mueller Niels Mueller is an American film director, screenwriter, and film producer. His directorial debut film, The Assassination of Richard Nixon, screened at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.

Niels Henrik Abel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Niels Henrik Abel Niels Henrik Abel was a Norwegian mathematician who made pioneering contributions in a variety of fields. His most famous single result is the first complete proof demonstrating the ...more

Nils Christoffer Dunér is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Nils Christoffer Dunér Nils Christoffer Dunér was a Swedish astronomer. His parents were Nils Dunér and Petronella. Dunér received his doctorate from Lund University in 1862, was observer at the ...more

Nils Boe is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Nils Boe Nils Andreas Boe was an American politician who served as the 23rd Governor of South Dakota from 1965 to 1969. He served as a Judge for the United States Customs Court, later the United States ...more

Nils Eklund is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Nils Eklund Nils Eklund is an actor.

Nils Frahm is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Nils Frahm Nils Frahm is a German musician, composer, and producer based in Berlin. He is known for combining classical and electronic music, and for an unconventional approach to the piano, in which he ...more

Niels Olsen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Niels Olsen Niels Olsen (born 8 March 1960 in Aarhus ) is a Danish actress . Graduated from the National Theatre School in 1987 .In the years after he was best known as a satirical actor in TV's The Good, ...more

Nils Hallberg is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Nils Hallberg Nils Hallberg was a Swedish actor. He appeared in 90 films between 1934 and 1974.

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Nils Gaup is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Nils Gaup Nils Gaup is a Sámi film director from Norway.

Niels Laache is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Niels Laache Niels Jacob Jensen Laache was a Norwegian revivalist, writer, and bishop. Laache was born in 1831 in Ullensaker, Norway. He received his theology degree in 1858 and became a priest in 1863. For ...more

Nils Ole Oftebro is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Nils Ole Oftebro Nils Ole Oftebro is a Norwegian actor and illustrator. He was born in Sarpsborg. He worked for Fjernsynsteatret from 1969 to 1971. From 1971 he was assigned to Nationaltheatret. He was ...more

Nils Lauper is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Nils Lauper Nils Lauper is a freestyle skier.

Niels Lan Doky is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Niels Lan Doky Niels Lan Doky is a Danish jazz pianist, composer and producer.

Nils Duerinck is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Nils Duerinck Nils Duerinck is a retired Belgian sprint athlete who specialized in the 400 meters hurdles.

Nils Jakob Hoff is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Nils
Nils Jakob Hoff Nils Jakob Hoff is a Norwegian rower.