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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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Anders Hejlsberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
age 58
Anders Hejlsberg is a prominent Danish software engineer who co-designed several popular and commercially successful programming languages and development tools. He was the original author of ...more

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August Krogh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Dec. at 75 (1874-1949)
Schack August Steenberg Krogh ForMemRS was a Danish professor at the department of zoophysiology at the University of Copenhagen from 1916-1945. He contributed a number of fundamental ...more

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Bernhard Bang is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Bernhard Bang Dec. at 84 (1848-1932)
Bernhard Lauritz Frederik Bang, was a Danish veterinarian. He discovered Brucella abortus in 1897, which came to be known as Bang's bacillus. Bang's bacillus was the cause of the contagious ...more

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Bjarne Stroustrup is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
age 68
Bjarne Stroustrup is a Danish computer scientist, most notable for the creation and development of the widely used C++ programming language. He is a Distinguished Research Professor and holds ...more

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Bjørn Lomborg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
age 54
Bjørn Lomborg is the director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and a former director of the Environmental Assessment Institute in Copenhagen. He became internationally known for his ...more

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Carl Hansen Ostenfeld is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Dec. at 58 (1873-1931)
Carl Emil Hansen Ostenfeld was a Danish systematic botanist. He graduated from the University of Copenhagen under professor Eugenius Warming. He was a keeper at the Botanical Museum 1900-1918, ...more

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Carsten Olsen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Dec. at 83 (1891-1974)
Carsten Erik Olsen was a Danish plant ecologist and plant physiologist, who pioneered the study of plant nutrition in soils of different pH. He was born in Copenhagen and began studies of botany ...more

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Caspar Bartholin the Elder is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Dec. at 44 (1585-1629)
Caspar Bartholin the Elder was born at Malmø, Denmark and was a polymath, finally accepting a professorship in medicine at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1613. He later taught ...more

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Christian Bohr is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Christian Bohr Dec. at 56 (1855-1911)
Christian Harald Lauritz Peter Emil Bohr was a Danish physician, father of the physicist and Nobel laureate Niels Bohr, as well as the mathematician and football player Harald Bohr and ...more

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Danny Lange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
age 57
Dr. Danny B. Lange is General Manager of Amazon Machine Learning Platforms. Prior to Amazon, Danny was Principal Development Manager at Microsoft where he was leading a product team focused on ...more

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David Heinemeier Hansson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
age 39
David Heinemeier Hansson is a Danish programmer and the creator of the popular Ruby on Rails web development framework and the Instiki wiki. He is also a partner at the web-based software ...more

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Dines Bjørner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
age 81
Professor Dines Bjørner is a Danish computer scientist. He specializes in research into domain engineering, requirements engineering and formal methods. He worked with Cliff Jones and ...more

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Dorte Juul Jensen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Dorte Juul Jensen
Dorte Juul Jensen is a senior scientist and head of the Center for Fundamental Research: Metal Structures in Four Dimensions and Materials Research Division, Risø DTU National Laboratory ...more

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Edgar Rubin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Edgar Rubin Dec. at 65 (1886-1951)
Edgar John Rubin was a Danish psychologist/phenomenologist, remembered for his work on figure-ground perception as seen in such optical illusions like the Rubin vase. Born of Jewish parents, ...more

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Eigil Friis-Christensen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Eigil Friis-Christensen
Eigil Friis-Christensen is a Danish geophysicist specializing in space physics, and Director of the Danish National Space Center.

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Emil Christian Hansen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Emil Christian Hansen Dec. at 67 (1842-1909)
Emil Christian Hansen was a Danish mycologist and fermentation physiologist. Born in Ribe, he financed his education by writing novels. He was awarded a gold medal in 1876 for an essay on fungi, ...more

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Emil Rostrup is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Dec. at 76 (1831-1907)
Frederik Georg Emil Rostrup was a Danish botanist, mycologist and plant pathologist. From 1858, Emil Rostrup was a teacher at the paedagogical college Skårup Seminarium in then new subject ...more

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Eugenius Warming is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Dec. at 83 (1841-1924)
Johannes Eugenius Bülow Warming, known as Eugen Warming, was a Danish botanist and a main founding figure of the scientific discipline of ecology. Warming wrote the first textbook on plant ...more

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Frederik Børgesen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Dec. at 90 (1866-1956)
Fredrik Christian Emil Børgesen was a Danish botanist and phycologist. He graduated in botany from the University of Copenhagen and was subsequently employed as an assistant at the ...more

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Hans Christian Gram is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Hans Christian Gram Dec. at 85 (1853-1938)
Hans Christian Joachim Gram was a Danish bacteriologist noted for his development of the Gram stain.

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Hans Jacob Hansen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Hans Jacob Hansen Dec. at 81 (1855-1936)
Hans Jacob Hansen was a Danish zoologist. He was born in Bellinge and died in Gentofte.

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Hans Peter Jørgen Julius Thoms... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Dec. at 83 (1826-1909)
Hans Peter Jørgen Julius Thomsen was a Danish chemist noted in thermochemistry for the Thomsen-Berthelot principle.

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Hans Ussing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Hans Ussing Dec. at 89 (1911-2000)
Hans Henriksen Ussing was a Danish scientist, best known for having invented the Ussing chamber. In the early 1950s Ussing was the first to describe the mechanism by which ions are actively ...more

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Harald T. Friis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Dec. at 83 (1893-1976)
Harald Trap Friis, who published as H. T. Friis, was a noted Danish-American radio engineer whose work at Bell Laboratories included pioneering contributions to radio propagation, radio ...more

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Helmuth Nyborg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
age 82
Helmuth Sørensen Nyborg is a former professor of developmental psychology at Aarhus University, Denmark and Olympic canoeist. His main research topic is the connection between hormones ...more