Famous Scientists from Denmark

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

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    • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
    Anders Hejlsberg (, born 2 December 1960) is a prominent Danish software engineer who co-designed several popular and commercially successful programming languages and development tools. He was the ...more
  • August Krogh
    Dec. at 74 (1874-1949)
    • Birthplace: Grenå, Denmark
    Schack August Steenberg Krogh (15 November 1874 – 13 September 1949) was a Danish professor at the department of zoophysiology at the University of Copenhagen from 1916 to 1945. He contributed a ...more
  • Bernhard Bang

    Bernhard Bang

    Dec. at 84 (1848-1932)
    • Birthplace: Sorø, Denmark
    Bernhard Lauritz Frederik Bang (7 June 1848 – 22 June 1932), was a Danish veterinarian. He discovered Brucella abortus in 1897, which came to be known as Bang's bacillus. Bang's bacillus was the ...more
    • Birthplace: Aarhus, 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 ...more
    • Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Bjørn Lomborg (Danish: [pjɶɐ̯n ˈlɒmpɒːˀʊ̯]; born 6 January 1965) is a Danish author and President of his think tank, Copenhagen Consensus Center. He is former director of the Danish government's ...more
  • Carl Hansen Ostenfeld
    Dec. at 57 (1873-1931)
    • Birthplace: Denmark
    Carl Emil Hansen Ostenfeld (born Carl Emil Ostenfeld-Hansen) (3 August 1873 – 16 January 1931) was a Danish systematic botanist. He graduated from the University of Copenhagen under professor ...more