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Copenhagen, Denmark

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.kk.dk/

Population:
1,167,569 (2009)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Danish Film School
1966
University of Copenhagen
1479

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
1925

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alexandra of Denmark
Royalty
1-Dec-1844 20-Nov-1925 Queen Alexandra, Consort of Edward VII
Joachim Andersen
Musician
29-Apr-1847 7-May-1909 Danish flautist and composer for flute
Nils Asther
Actor
17-Jan-1897 13-Oct-1981 The Single Standard
Anders W. Berthelsen
Actor
28-Sep-1969   Italian for Beginners
Susanne Bier
Film Director
15-Apr-1960   Things We Lost in the Fire
Aage N. Bohr
Physicist
19-Jun-1922 8-Sep-2009 Determined shapes of nuclei
Niels Bohr
Physicist
7-Oct-1885 18-Nov-1962 Father of Quantum Theory
Victor Borge
Pianist
3-Jan-1909 23-Dec-2000 Comedic pianist
Claus von Bulow
Socialite
11-Aug-1926   Allegedly tried to kill wife Sunny
Helena Christensen
Model
25-Dec-1968   Danish model, dates rock stars
Henrik Dam
Scientist
21-Feb-1895 Apr-1976 Discovered Vitamin K
Carl Theodor Dreyer
Film Director
3-Feb-1889 20-Mar-1968 Greatest Danish film director
Giancarlo Esposito
Actor
26-Apr-1958   Gus Fring on Breaking Bad
Frederick VIII
Royalty
3-Jun-1843 14-May-1912 King of Denmark, 1906-12
George I
Royalty
24-Dec-1845 18-Mar-1913 King of Greece, 1863-1913
Poul Hartling
Head of State
14-Aug-1914 30-Apr-2000 Prime Minister of Denmark, 1973-75
Jean Hersholt
Actor
12-Jul-1886 2-Jun-1956 Founder, Motion Picture Relief Fund
Ejnar Hertzsprung
Astronomer
8-Oct-1873 21-Oct-1967 Hertzsprung-Russell diagram
Iben Hjejle
Actor
22-Mar-1971   High Fidelity
Anker Jørgensen
Head of State
13-Jul-1922   Twice Prime Minister of Denmark
Anna Karina
Actor
22-Sep-1940   Band of Outsiders
Søren Kierkegaard
Philosopher
5-May-1813 11-Nov-1855 Father of existentialism
Lauritz Melchior
Singer
20-Mar-1890 18-Mar-1973 Wagnerian operatic tenor
Mads Mikkelsen
Actor
22-Nov-1965   Casino Royale
Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller
Business
13-Jul-1913 16-Apr-2012 Shipbuilding tycoon, philanthropist
Connie Nielsen
Actor
3-Jul-1965   Gladiator
Kay Nielsen
Artist
12-Mar-1886 21-Jun-1957 Danish Golden Age illustrator
Einar Orn
Singer
29-Oct-1962   Singer for The Sugarcubes
René Redzepi
Chef
16-Dec-1977   Noma, Copenhagen
Nicolas Winding Refn
Film Director
29-Sep-1970   Bronson
Lone Scherfig
Film Director
2-May-1959   An Education
Nicolaus Steno
Geologist
10-Jan-1631 25-Nov-1686 De solido intra solidum
Jørn Utzon
Architect
9-Apr-1918 29-Nov-2008 Sydney Opera House
Thomas Vinterberg
Film Director
19-May-1969   Dear Wendy
Lars von Trier
Film Director
30-Apr-1956   Breaking the Waves

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hans Christian Andersen
Author
2-Apr-1805 4-Aug-1875 Danish master of the fairy tale
Joachim Andersen
Musician
29-Apr-1847 7-May-1909 Danish flautist and composer for flute
Fredrik Bajer
Politician
21-Apr-1837 22-Jan-1922 Pacifist, Nobel Prize recipient
Phil Baker
Radio Personality
26-Aug-1896 30-Nov-1963 Host of Take It or Leave It, 1941-47
Aage N. Bohr
Physicist
19-Jun-1922 8-Sep-2009 Determined shapes of nuclei
Niels Bohr
Physicist
7-Oct-1885 18-Nov-1962 Father of Quantum Theory
Christian X
Royalty
26-Sep-1870 20-Apr-1947 King of Denmark, 1912-47
Henrik Dam
Scientist
21-Feb-1895 Apr-1976 Discovered Vitamin K
Carl Theodor Dreyer
Film Director
3-Feb-1889 20-Mar-1968 Greatest Danish film director
Johannes Fibiger
Scientist
23-Apr-1867 30-Jan-1928 Caused cancer in lab rats
Niels Ryberg Finsen
Doctor
15-Dec-1860 25-Sep-1904 Light therapy for lupus
Frederick IX
Royalty
11-Mar-1899 14-Jan-1972 King of Denmark, 1947-72
Poul Hartling
Head of State
14-Aug-1914 30-Apr-2000 Prime Minister of Denmark, 1973-75
Ludvig Holberg
Author
3-Dec-1684 28-Jan-1754 Founder of Danish literature
Christian IX
Royalty
8-Apr-1818 29-Jan-1906 King of Denmark, 1863-1906
Johannes V. Jensen
Author
20-Jan-1873 25-Nov-1950 The Long Journey
Thad Jones
Jazz Musician
28-Mar-1923 20-Aug-1986 Jazz cornet/fluglehorn/trumpeter and bandleader
Søren Kierkegaard
Philosopher
5-May-1813 11-Nov-1855 Father of existentialism
August Krogh
Scientist
15-Nov-1874 13-Sep-1949 Discovered how capillaries regulate oxygen
Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller
Business
13-Jul-1913 16-Apr-2012 Shipbuilding tycoon, philanthropist
Grace Moore
Singer
5-Dec-1898 26-Jan-1947 One Night of Love
Joergen Nash
Artist
1929 18-May-2004 Beheaded Copenhagen's Little Mermaid
Carl Nielsen
Composer
9-Jun-1865 3-Oct-1931 The Four Temperaments
Hans Christian Oersted
Physicist
14-Aug-1777 9-Mar-1851 Discovered electromagnetics
Ruth Bryan Owen
Politician
2-Oct-1885 26-Jul-1954 Congresswoman and Ambassador to Demark
Oscar Pettiford
Jazz Musician
30-Sep-1922 8-Sep-1960 Jazz double bassist
Philipp Scheidemann
Head of State
26-Jul-1865 29-Nov-1939 German Chancellor, 1919
Bengt Strömgren
Astronomer
21-Jan-1908 4-Jul-1987 Hydrogen stars
Johann Friedrich Struensee
Government
5-Aug-1737 28-Apr-1772 Puppetmaster of Christian VII
Hans Svane
Government
27-Mar-1606 26-Jul-1668 Danish statesman, absolutist
Jørn Utzon
Architect
9-Apr-1918 29-Nov-2008 Sydney Opera House
Link Wray
Guitarist
2-May-1929 5-Nov-2005 Rumble



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