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Famous Politicians from Denmark

Updated October 13, 2018 6.9k views188 items

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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You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Denmark in order to get more information about each one.
  • 1

    Alfred Jensen

    Dec. at 85 (1903-1988)

    BirthplaceAarhus, Denmark


    Alfred Julio Jensen was an abstract painter. His paintings are often characterized by grids of brightly colored triangles, circles or squares, painted in thick impasto. Conveying a complex web of...  more
  • 2

    Alsing Andersen

    Dec. at 69 (1893-1962)


    Alsing Emanuel Andersen (5 February 1893 – 5 December 1962) was a Danish social democrat politician. Andersen served as the Minister of Defense (1935–1940) for Denmark. From 8 July 1940 to 1945, he...  more
  • 3

    BirthplaceGinnerup, Denmark


    Anders Fogh Rasmussen (Danish pronunciation: [anɐs ˈfɔʊ̯ˀ ˈʁasmusn̩] (listen); born 26 January 1953) is a Danish politician who was the 24th Prime Minister of Denmark from November 2001 to April 2009...  more
  • 4

    Anders Samuelsen

    Age: 52

    BirthplaceHorsens, Denmark


    Anders Samuelsen (born 1 August 1967 in Horsens) is a Danish former politician who, as a member of the Folketing with the Liberal Alliance, served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark....  more
  • 5

    Anders Sandøe Ørsted

    Dec. at 82 (1778-1860)

    BirthplaceRudkøbing, Denmark


    Anders Sandøe Ørsted (21 December 1778, Rudkøbing – 1 May 1860) was a Danish lawyer, politician and jurist. He served as the Prime Minister of Denmark in 1853–1854....  more
  • 6

    Andras Guttormsson

    Andras Guttormsson, lived around 1490 to 1544, was, from 1531 to 1544, lawman of the Faroe Islands. Andras Guttormsson lived in Kálgarður, Sumba, Faroe Islands, but came from Norway. Andras...  more
  • 7

    Andrass Samuelsen

    Dec. at 81 (1873-1954)

    BirthplaceHaldórsvík, Faroe Islands


    Andrass Samuelsen (Danish: Andreas Samuelsen; 1 July 1873 – 30 June 1954) was a Faroese politician and member of the Union Party. He was the first Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands after the...  more
  • 8

    Anfinn Kallsberg

    Age: 72

    BirthplaceKlaksvík, Faroe Islands


    Anfinn Kallsberg (born 19 November 1947 in Klaksvík, Faroe Islands) is a Faroese politician, former prime minister, and the former leader of the People's Party (Faroese: Fólkaflokkurin). First...  more
  • 9

    Anke Spoorendonk

    Age: 72

    BirthplaceBusdorf, Germany

    NationalityDenmark, Germany

    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....  more
  • 10

    Anker Jørgensen

    Age: 97

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark


    Anker Henrik Jørgensen (13 July 1922 – 20 March 2016) was a Danish politician who served at various times as Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Denmark. Between 1972 and 1982 he led five cabinets...  more
  • 11

    Arild Huitfeldt

    Dec. at 63 (1546-1609)

    BirthplaceBergenhus Fortress, Bergen, Norway


    Arild Huitfeldt (Arvid) (11 September 1546 – 16 December 1609) was a Danish historian and state official, known for his vernacular Chronicle of Denmark....  more
  • 12

    Asmaa Abdol-Hamid

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceUnited Arab Emirates


    Asmaa Abdol-Hamid (Arabic: أسماء عبد الحميد‎) (born November 22, 1981) is an Arab-Danish social worker and politician living in Odense....  more
  • 13

    Astrid Krag

    Age: 37

    BirthplaceVejle, Denmark


    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
  • 14

    Atli Dam

    Dec. at 73 (1932-2005)

    BirthplaceTvøroyri, Faroe Islands


    Atli Pætursson Dam (12 September 1932 – 7 February 2005) was Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands on five separate occasions, which is the longest period for any Faroese prime minister (løgmaður). He...  more
  • 15

    Balzer Jacobsen

    Balzer Jacobsen, was Lawman 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. Jacobsen was first...  more
  • 16

    Bendt Bendtsen

    Age: 65

    BirthplaceOdense, Denmark


    Bendt Bendtsen (born 25 March 1954) is a Danish politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Denmark. He is a member of the Conservative People's Party, part of the European People's...  more
  • 17

    Bernhard Ernst von Bülow

    Dec. at 64 (1815-1879)


    NationalityDenmark, Germany

    Bernhard Ernst von Bülow (2 August 1815 – 20 October 1879) was a Danish and German statesman....  more
  • 18

    Bertel Haarder

    Age: 75

    BirthplaceAabenraa Municipality, Denmark


    Bertel Geismar Haarder (born 7 September 1944) was the Danish Minister for Culture and Church until 2016. He is the longest serving Danish minister since 1901. He represents Venstre, a Danish...  more
  • 19

    Bjarne Corydon

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceKolding, Denmark


    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 secretive...  more
  • 20

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark


    Brian Arthur Mikkelsen (born 31 January 1966) is CEO of The Danish Chamber of Commerce. He is former Minister and former member of the Conservative People's Party, and was in The Danish Parliament...  more
  • 21

    Carina Christensen

    Age: 47

    BirthplaceFredericia, Denmark


    Carina Christensen (born 8 November 1972, in Fredericia) is a Danish politician representing the Conservative People's Party. She was the Minister of Family and Consumer Affairs in the Cabinet of...  more
  • 22

    Carl Aage Hilbert

    Dec. at 54 (1899-1953)

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark


    Carl Aage Hilbert (27 March 1899 – 17 October 1953), born in Copenhagen to Doretha Marie (née Barnucka) and Emil Christopher Hilbert, was the Danish Prefect of the Faroe Islands from 1936 until 1945....  more
  • 23

    Carl Christian Hall

    Dec. at 76 (1812-1888)

    BirthplaceChristianshavn, Copenhagen, Denmark


    Carl Christian Hall (25 February 1812 – 14 August 1888) was a Danish statesman. Hall served as the Council President of Denmark (Prime Minister), first from 1857 to 1859 and again from 1860 to 1863....  more
  • 24

    Carl Christoffer Georg Andræ

    Dec. at 81 (1812-1893)

    BirthplaceVordingborg Municipality, Denmark


    Carl Christopher Georg Andræ (14 October 1812, Hjertebjerg – 2 February 1893) was a Danish politician and mathematician. From 1842 until 1854, he was professor of mathematics and mechanics at the...  more
  • 25

    Carl Edvard Rotwitt

    Dec. at 48 (1812-1860)

    BirthplaceHillerød Municipality, Denmark


    Carl Edvard Rotwitt (2 March 1812 – 8 February 1860) 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...  more