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Famous Scientists from Denmark

Updated October 13, 2018 6.8k views56 items

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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This historic scientists from Denmark list can help answer the questions "Who are some Danish scientists of note?" and "Who are the most famous scientists from Denmark?" These prominent scientists of Denmark may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Danish scientists.

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    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    GenderMale

    Anders Hejlsberg (, born 2 December 1960) is a prominent Danish software engineer who...  more
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    August Krogh

    Dec. at 75 (1874-1949)

    BirthplaceGrenå, Denmark

    GenderMale

    Schack August Steenberg Krogh (15 November 1874 – 13 September 1949) was a Danish professor...  more
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    Bernhard Bang

    Dec. at 84 (1848-1932)

    BirthplaceSorø, Denmark

    GenderMale

    Bernhard Lauritz Frederik Bang (7 June 1848 – 22 June 1932), was a Danish veterinarian. He...  more
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    BirthplaceAarhus, Denmark

    GenderMale

    Bjarne Stroustrup (; Danish: [ˈpjaːnə ˈstʁɒʊ̯ˀstʁɔp]; born 30 December 1950) is a Danish...  more
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    BirthplaceFrederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark

    GenderMale

    Bjørn Lomborg (Danish: [pjɶɐ̯n ˈlɒmpɒːˀʊ̯]; born 6 January 1965) is a Danish author and...  more
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    Carl Hansen Ostenfeld

    Dec. at 58 (1873-1931)

    BirthplaceDenmark

    GenderMale

    Carl Emil Hansen Ostenfeld (born Carl Emil Ostenfeld-Hansen) (3 August 1873 – 16 January 1931)...  more
  • 7

    Carsten Olsen

    Dec. at 83 (1891-1974)

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    GenderMale

    Carsten Erik Olsen (1 March 1891 – 19 August 1974) was a Danish plant ecologist and plant...  more
  • 8

    Caspar Bartholin the Elder

    Dec. at 44 (1585-1629)

    BirthplaceMalmö Municipality, Sweden

    GenderMale

    Caspar Bartholin the Elder (; 12 February 1585 – 13 July 1629) was born at Malmø, Denmark...  more
  • 9

    Christian Bohr

    Dec. at 56 (1855-1911)

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    GenderMale

    Christian Harald Lauritz Peter Emil Bohr (1855–1911) was a Danish physician, father of the...  more
  • 10

    GenderMale

    Danny B. Lange is a Danish computer scientist who has worked on machine learning for IBM,...  more
  • 11

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    GenderMale

    David Heinemeier Hansson (born 15 October 1979; also known to the Ruby programming language...  more
  • 12

    BirthplaceOdense, Denmark

    GenderMale

    Professor Dines Bjørner (born 4 October 1937, in Odense) is a Danish computer scientist. He...  more
  • 13

    Dorte Juul Jensen

    Dorte Juul Jensen is a senior scientist and head of the Center for Fundamental Research: Metal...  more
  • 14

    Edgar Rubin

    Dec. at 65 (1886-1951)

    BirthplaceDenmark

    GenderMale

    Edgar John Rubin (September 6, 1886 - May 3, 1951) was a Danish psychologist/phenomenologist,...  more
  • 15

    Eigil Friis-Christensen

    Eigil Friis-Christensen (29 October 1944 – 21 September 2018) was a Danish geophysicist...  more
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    Emil Christian Hansen

    Dec. at 67 (1842-1909)

    BirthplaceRibe, Denmark

    GenderMale

    Emil Christian Hansen (8 May 1842 – 27 August 1909) was a Danish mycologist and fermentation...  more
  • 17

    Emil Rostrup

    Dec. at 76 (1831-1907)

    GenderMale

    Frederik Georg Emil Rostrup (28 January 1831 – 16 January 1907) was a Danish botanist,...  more
  • 18

    Eugenius Warming

    Dec. at 83 (1841-1924)

    BirthplaceMandø

    GenderMale

    Johannes Eugenius Bülow Warming (3 November 1841 – 2 April 1924), known as Eugen Warming, was...  more
  • 19

    Frederik Børgesen

    Dec. at 90 (1866-1956)

    GenderMale

    Fredrik Christian Emil Børgesen (1 January 1866 in Copenhagen – 22 March 1956 in...  more
  • 20

    Hans Christian Gram

    Dec. at 85 (1853-1938)

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    GenderMale

    Hans Christian Joachim Gram (September 13, 1853 – November 14, 1938) was a Danish...  more
  • 21

    Hans Jacob Hansen

    Dec. at 81 (1855-1936)

    BirthplaceDenmark

    GenderMale

    Hans Jacob Hansen (August 10, 1855 – June 26, 1936) was a Danish zoologist. He was born in...  more
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    Hans Peter Jørgen Julius Thomsen

    Dec. at 83 (1826-1909)

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    GenderMale

    Hans Peter Jørgen Julius Thomsen (16 February 1826 – 13 February 1909) was a Danish chemist...  more
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    Hans Ussing

    Dec. at 89 (1911-2000)

    BirthplaceDenmark

    GenderMale

    Hans Henriksen Ussing (30 December 1911 – 22 December 2000) was a Danish scientist, best known...  more
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    Harald T. Friis

    Dec. at 83 (1893-1976)

    BirthplaceNæstved, Denmark

    GenderMale

    Harald Trap Friis (22 February 1893 – 15 June 1976), who published as H. T. Friis, was a...  more
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    GenderMale

    Helmuth Sørensen Nyborg (born 5 January 1937) is a Danish psychologist and author. He is...  more