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List of famous politicians from Denmark, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Danish politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Danish politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Denmark and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Denmark, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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Alfred Jensen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Died at 85 (1903-1988) Peter Alfred Jensen was a Danish politician and government minister. He was a member of the Danish Communist Party. Jensen was born in Århus. He was a member of Frihedsrådet during ...more

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Alsing Andersen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Alsing Andersen Died at 69 (1893-1962) Alsing Emanuel Andersen was a Danish social democrat politician. Andersen served as the Minister of Defense for Denmark. From 8 July 1940 to 1945, he served as the vice chairman of the Danish ...more

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Anders Fogh Rasmussen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
age 65 Anders Fogh Rasmussen is a Danish politician who was the 12th Secretary General of NATO from 2009 to 2014. Rasmussen served as Prime Minister of Denmark from 27 November 2001 to 5 April 2009. ...more

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Anders Samuelsen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Anders Samuelsen age 51 Anders Samuelsen is a Danish politician, member of the Folketing with the Liberal Alliance and former Member of the European Parliament sitting on the European Parliament's Committee on Budgets. ...more

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Anders Sandøe Ørsted is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Anders Sandøe Ørsted Died at 82 (1778-1860) Anders Sandøe Ørsted was a Danish politician and jurist. He served as the Prime Minister of Denmark in 1853-1854.

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Andras Guttormsson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Andras Guttormsson Andras Guttormsson, lived around 1490 to 1544, was, from 1531 to 1544, First Minister of the Faroe Islands. Guttormsson lived in Kálgarður, Sumba, Faroe Islands, but came from Norway. ...more

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Andrass Samuelsen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Andrass Samuelsen Died at 81 (1873-1954) Andrass Samuelsen was a Faroese politician and member of the Union Party. He was the first Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands after the autonomy of the Faroe Islands in 1948. Andrass was the ...more

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Anfinn Kallsberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Anfinn Kallsberg age 71 Anfinn Kallsberg is a Faroese politician, former prime minister, and the former leader of the People's Party. First elected to the Faroese parliament in 1980 and consecutively since then, ...more

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Anke Spoorendonk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Anke Spoorendonk age 71 Anke Spoorendonk is a German politician from the SSW. Since June 12, 2012, she has been the Minister for Justice, Culture and European Affairs in the state government of Schleswig-Holstein.

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Anker Jørgensen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Anker Jørgensen age 96 Anker Henrik Jørgensen is a former Danish Prime Minister and Foreign Minister. Between 1972 and 1981 he led five cabinets as Prime Minister. He led or represented the Social Democratic ...more

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Arild Huitfeldt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Arild Huitfeldt Died at 63 (1546-1609) Arild Huitfeldt was a Danish historian and state official, known for his vernacular Chronicle of Denmark.

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Asmaa Abdol-Hamid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Asmaa Abdol-Hamid age 37 Asmaa Abdol-Hamid is an Arab-Danish social worker and politician living in Odense.

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Astrid Krag is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Astrid Krag age 36 Astrid Krag is a Danish politician, member of parliament for the Social Democrats, and former Socialist People's Party Minister of Health and Prevention in the Cabinet of Helle Thorning-Schmidt ...more

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Atli Dam is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Atli Dam Died at 73 (1932-2005) Atli Pætursson Dam was Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands on five separate occasions, which is the longest period for any Faroese prime minister. He was prime minister in the periods: ...more

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Balzer Jacobsen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Balzer Jacobsen Balzer Jacobsen, was Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands from 1655 to 1661. Balzer Jacobsen was Danish, and was put in place by King Frederik III against the will of the Faroese Lagting. ...more

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Bendt Bendtsen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Bendt Bendtsen age 64 Bendt Bendtsen is a Danish Member of the European Parliament. Before being elected to the Folketing, he worked in the police in Odense; he became a member of the Odense City Council in 1989, and ...more

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Bernhard Ernst von Bülow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Died at 64 (1815-1879) Bernhard Ernst von Bülow was a Danish and German statesman. He was the son of Adolf von Bülow, a Danish official, and was born at Cismar in Holstein. His own son Bernhard von ...more

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Bertel Haarder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Bertel Haarder age 74 Bertel Geismar Haarder is a Danish politician. He represents Venstre, the Danish liberal party. From November 2001 to February 2005 he was Minister for Refugees, Immigrants and Integration in ...more

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Bjarne Corydon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Bjarne Corydon age 45 Bjarne Corydon is a Danish politician, and a member of the Social Democrats. He is the current Finance Minister of Denmark in the Cabinet of Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Corydon attended the ...more

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Brian Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
age 52 Brian Arthur Mikkelsen is a Danish politician. He is a member of the Conservative People's Party, and has been a member of parliament since 21 September 1994. He was the Danish Culture Minister ...more

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Carina Christensen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Carina Christensen age 46 Carina Christensen is a Danish politician representing the Conservative People's Party. She was the Minister of Family and Consumer Affairs in the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen II from 15 ...more

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Carl Aage Hilbert is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Died at 54 (1899-1953) Carl Aage Hilbert was the Danish Prefect of the Faroe Islands from 1936 until 1945. During this period, the Faroe Islands had the status of an amt of Denmark. Following the German occupation of ...more

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Carl Christian Hall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Carl Christian Hall Died at 76 (1812-1888) Carl Christian Hall was a Danish statesman. Hall served as the Council President of Denmark, first from 1857 to 1859 and again from 1860 to 1863.

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Carl Christoffer Georg Andræ is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Carl Christoffer Georg Andræ Died at 81 (1812-1893) Carl Christopher Georg Andræ was a Danish politician and mathematician. From 1842 until 1854, he was professor of mathematics and mechanics at the national military college. Andræ ...more

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Carl Edvard Rotwitt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Carl Edvard Rotwitt Died at 48 (1812-1860) Carl Edvard Rotwitt was a Danish politician. He served as the Prime Minister of Denmark 1859-1860 as leader of the Cabinet of Rotwitt. He died while in office, only 47 years old.

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Carl Theodor Zahle is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Carl Theodor Zahle Died at 80 (1866-1946) Carl Theodor Zahle, Danish lawyer and politician; prime minister of Denmark 1909-1910, 1913-1920. In 1895 he was elected member of the lower chamber of the Danish parliament, Folketinget, for ...more

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Christen Andreas Fonnesbech is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Christen Andreas Fonnesbech Died at 63 (1817-1880) Christen Andreas Fonnesbech was a Danish politician. He was Council President of Denmark from 1874 to 1875 as the leader of the Cabinet of Fonnesbech.

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Christen Berg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Christen Berg Died at 62 (1829-1891) Christen Poulsen Berg was a Danish liberal politician and editor. Often just referred to as “C. Berg”. Belonging to a farmer’s family of North Jutland Berg started his career as a teacher, soon ...more

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Christen Thomesen Sehested is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Christen Thomesen Sehested Died at 72 (1664-1736) Christen Thomesen Sehested, born in Copenhagen, was son of a lieutenant-colonel, Axel Sehested, and grandson of the King's chancellor Christen Thomesen Sehested, who died in 1657. He was an ...more

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Christian Albrecht Bluhme is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Christian Albrecht Bluhme Died at 72 (1794-1866) Christian Albrecht Bluhme was Prime Minister of Denmark 1852–1853 as head of the Cabinet of Bluhme I and again 1864–1865 as head of the Cabinet of Bluhme II. He led the country during the latter ...more

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Christian August Brandis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Died at 77 (1790-1867) Christian August Brandis, German philologist and historian of philosophy, was born at Hildesheim and educated at Kiel University. In 1812 he graduated at Copenhagen, with a thesis Commentationes ...more

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Christian Christophersen Sehes... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Christian Christophersen Sehested Died at 74 (1666-1740) Christian Christophersen Sehested was the second Grand Chancellor of Denmark from 1708 to 1721. He was preceded by Conrad von Reventlow and succeeded by Ulrik Adolf Holstein.

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Christian Detlev Reventlow is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Christian Detlev Reventlow Died at 67 (1671-1738) 'Christian Detlev, Count of Reventlow' was a Danish military leader and diplomat. He was the son of Conrad, Count Reventlow, chancellor of Denmark and half-brother of Anne Sophie Reventlow, ...more

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Christian Ditlev Frederik Reve... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Christian Ditlev Frederik Reventlow Died at 79 (1748-1827) Christian Ditlev Frederik, Count of Reventlow was a Danish statesman and reformer, the son of Privy Councillor Christian Ditlev Reventlow by his first wife, baroness Johanne Sophie Frederikke ...more

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Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs Died at 79 (1817-1896) Count Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs was a Danish nobleman and politician. He was Council President of Denmark from 1865 to 1870 as the leader of the Cabinet of Frijs. Being the wealthiest ...more

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Connie Hedegaard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
age 58 Connie Hedegaard Koksbang is a Danish politician and public intellectual who was European Commissioner for Climate Action in the European Commission from 10 February 2010 through 31 October ...more

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Conrad von Reventlow is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Died at 64 (1644-1708) Conrad, Count von Reventlow was a Danish statesman and the first "Grand Chancellor of Denmark", a predecessor title of the Prime Minister of Denmark, from 1699 until his death. His ...more

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Corfitz Ulfeldt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Corfitz Ulfeldt Died at 58 (1606-1664) Count Corfits Ulfeldt, Danish statesman, was the son of the chancellor Jacob Ulfeldt. After a careful education abroad, concluding with one year under Cesare Cremonini at Padua, he returned to ...more

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Cornelius Jensen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Cornelius Jensen Died at 72 (1814-1886) Cornelius Boy Jensen was a Danish sea captain and California politician. Of the nine one-year terms that he served as county supervisor between 1856 and 1877, Jensen was the Chairman of the San ...more

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Dagfinnur Halvdanarson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Dagfinnur Halvdanarson Dagfinnur Halvdanarson, was, around the year 1400, First Minister of the Faroe Islands.

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Dan Jørgensen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
age 43 Dan Jørgensen is a Danish politician who has been Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries since 12 December 2013. Previously, he served as a Member of the European Parliament for the ...more

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Ditlev Gothard Monrad is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Ditlev Gothard Monrad Died at 76 (1811-1887) Ditlev Gothard Monrad was a Danish politician and bishop of Lolland-Falster. Monrad was one of the pioneers of the making of a constitutional Denmark after 1848. As Council President 1863-1864 ...more

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Edmund Joensen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Edmund Joensen age 74 Edmund Esbern Johannes Joensen was born in the small village of Oyri on the second largest island of the Faroe Islands, Eysturoy. He was first elected to the Løgting in 1988. He was Prime ...more

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Edvard Brandes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Edvard Brandes Died at 84 (1847-1931) Carl Edvard Cohen Brandes was a Danish politician, critic and author, and the younger brother of Georg Brandes and Ernst Brandes. He was a Ph.D. in eastern philology. Brandes was a member of the ...more

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Egon Weidekamp is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Egon Weidekamp Died at 79 (1921-2000) Egon Weidekamp was a Danish politician and CEO of an insurance company. The political career of Weidekamp started in 1946 when he became the national leader of DSU, the youth branch of the ...more

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Emilie Turunen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Emilie Turunen age 34 Emilie Turunen is, a member of the European Parliament. She was elected to represented the Danish constituency in the 2009 European election as a member of the Socialistisk Folkeparti. She now ...more

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Erlendur Patursson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Erlendur Patursson Died at 73 (1913-1986) Erlendur Patursson was a Faroese politician and writer. Erlendur was born in 1913 in Kirkjubøur. He was the son of the politician Jóannes Patursson. He became cand.pol. in 1940 and ...more

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Ernst Heinrich von Schimmelman... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Ernst Heinrich von Schimmelmann Died at 84 (1747-1831) Ernst Heinrich von Schimmelmann was a German-Danish politician, businessman and patron of the arts. His father was Heinrich Carl von Schimmelmann.

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Eva Kjer Hansen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Eva Kjer Hansen age 54 Eva Kjer Hansen is a Danish politician. She was the Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries as member of the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen II, III and the Cabinet of Lars ...more

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Flemming Hansen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from Denmark
Flemming Hansen age 79 Flemming Hansen is a Danish politician representing the Conservative People's Party. Born in Copenhagen, he has been a member of parliament since 1984 and was the Minister of Traffic from 27 ...more