Danish History (Part 2)

Denmark: Greenland

Historical Events

  • 1922-04-18 Netherlands soccer team defeats Denmark 2-0

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

1922-12-10 Danish physicist Niels Bohr awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics, for work on the structure of atoms, at a ceremony in Copehagen

Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Niels Bohr
Nobel Prize Winning Physicist
Niels Bohr
  • 1924-04-11 Socialists win Danish parliamentary elections
  • 1924-07-10 Denmark takes Greenland as Norway ends claim
  • 1925-04-01 1st transmission of Danish state radio
  • 1926-03-12 Denmark begins unilateral disarmament
  • 1926-07-10 Lake Denmark, New Jersey arsenal explodes, kills 21, $75m damage
  • 1926-12-14 Danish Madsen government forms

Film release premierFilm Release

1928-04-21 "The Passion of Joan of Arc", directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, starring Renée Jeanne Falconetti and Eugène Silvain, is released in Denmark

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc
  • 1929-04-24 Thorvald Stauning becomes premier of Denmark
  • 1935-02-28 Ladby Ship is discovered within a Viking grave on the island of Funen in Denmark by amateur archaeologist Poul Helweg Mikkelsen
  • 1938-02-19 Soviet arctic ice research station North Pole 1 evacuated, Denmark
  • 1940-04-09 Nazi Germany invades Denmark and Norway, and Denmark surrenders after a six-hour battle
  • 1941-09-17 Famous meeting between Danish physicist Niels Bohr and German head of nuclear energy project Werner Heisenberg in Copenhagen to discuss nuclear weapons (date approximate)
  • 1942-11-09 German occupiers install Erik Scavenius as Danish premier
  • 1943-08-28 Denmark declares a universal strike against Nazi occupiers

  • 1943-08-29 Danish Navy scuttles its warships so as not to be taken by Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1943-09-18 Adolf Hitler orders deportation of Danish Jews (unsuccessful)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1943-10-01 Germans attack Jews in Denmark
  • 1944-05-24 Icelandic voters severe all ties with Denmark
  • 1944-06-17 Iceland dissolves its union with Denmark and declares itself a Republic
  • 1944-07-19 Danish resistance fails in assault on Taarbaek Fort near Copenhagen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945-05-04 German forces in Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands surrender unconditionally to British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery at Luneburg Heath

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery
  • 1945-05-05 Netherlands & Denmark liberated from Nazi control
  • 1945-05-23 Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) arrested at Danish boundary
  • 1947-04-10 King Frederik IX of Denmark crowned
  • 1947-04-20 Frederik IX becomes King of Denmark
  • 1948-04-01 Faroe Islands receive autonomy from Denmark
  • 1948-08-02 Danish swimmer Greta Anderson (1:06.3) touches out American Ann Curtis by 0.2 in the women's 100m freestyle at the London Olympics
  • 1948-10-01 Radio Denmark begins transmitting
  • 1949-02-12 Team Canada beats Denmark 47-0 in hockey
  • 1949-10-20 Eugenie Anderson becomes 1st woman US ambassador (to Denmark)
  • 1951-10-01 1st treaty signed by woman ambassador-Eugenie Anderson (US ambassador to Denmark)
  • 1953-06-05 Denmark adopts a new constitution
  • 1955-02-01 HC Hansen appointed premier of Denmark

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

1955-07-01 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Tony Trabert beats Kurt Nielsen of Denmark 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 for his only Wimbledon success

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen

  • 1956-12-05 Danish sailer Paul Elvstrøm wins the Finn class gold medal at the Melbourne Olympics; his 2nd straight Finn gold and 3rd consecutive Olympic gold in sailing
  • 1960-09-07 Danish sailer Paul Elvstrøm wins the Finn class at the Rome Olympics; his 4th straight Olympic gold medal in the category
  • 1960-09-10 Yugoslavia dominates Denmark 3-1 to win the men's football gold medal at the Rome Olympics
  • 1961-01-04 Longest recorded strike ends as the Danish barbers' assistants end a 33 year strike
  • 1961-07-04 Walt Disney is one of the two main speakers on the Independence Day in The Rebuild Hills at Skørping in Denmark
  • 1963-03-23 8th Eurovision Song Contest: Grethe and Jorgen Ingmann for Denmark win singing "Dansevise" in London
  • 1964-06-04 Beatles "World Tour" begins in Copenhagen Denmark
  • 1964-09-25 Jens Otto Krag forms minority government in Denmark
  • 1964-12-19 "Gertrud", Danish film directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, starring Nina Pens Rode, Bendt Rothe and Ebbe Rode, is released in France
  • 1967-05-11 Great Britain, Ireland & Denmark apply for membership of the EEC
  • 1970-07-15 Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship
  • 1971-04-27 Curt Flood resigns Senators after 13 games & departs for Denmark

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972-01-14 Margrethe II of Denmark becomes the first Queen of Denmark since 1412

Queen of Denmark Margrethe II
Queen of Denmark
Margrethe II
  • 1972-03-15 Danish airliner hit mountain in Sheikdom of Oman killing 112
  • 1972-10-02 Danish population votes for membership of the European Common Market
  • 1973-01-01 Britain, Ireland & Denmark become 7th-9th members of Common Market
  • 1973-09-01 74-year-old Hafnia Hotel burns, killing 35 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • 1977-02-15 Social-democrats win Danish parliamentary election
  • 1982-09-03 Anker Jørgensen government in Denmark resigns
  • 1989-05-26 Danish parliament allows same-sex marriage
  • 1991-08-25 Norway & Denmark recognize independence of former USSR Baltic republics
  • 1992-06-26 UEFA European Championship Final, Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden: In a huge upset Denmark beats Germany, 2-0
  • 1993-05-18 Danish people vote in favor of ratifying the Maastricht Treaty
  • 1994-04-22 In Denmark the largest lollipop, weighing 3,011 pounds, made
  • 1994-09-22 Rasmussen government in Denmark resigns
  • 1996-07-21 83rd Tour de France won by Bjarne Riis of Denmark
  • 1998-01-09 Decapitated head of Danish Little Mermaid is returned
  • 2000-05-13 45th Eurovision Song Contest: Olsen Brothers for Denmark wins singing "Fly on the Wings of Love" in Stockholm
  • 2000-07-01 The Oresund Bridge, connecting Sweden and Denmark, opens for traffic

Sport awardPGA Championship

2005-08-15 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: American Phil Mickelson wins by 1 stroke from Australian Steve Elkington and Thomas Bjørn of Denmark

Golfer Phil Mickelson
Golfer
Phil Mickelson
Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington
Golfer and PGA Champion
Steve Elkington
  • 2005-09-30 The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
  • 2007-01-07 Danish TV drama "The Killing" created by Søren Sveistrup and starring Sofie Gråbøl premieres on DR1
  • 2007-03-01 "Squatters" are evicted from Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, Denmark, provoking the March 2007 Denmark Riots
  • 2007-06-03 USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) engages with pirates after they board Danish ship Danica White off the coast of Somalia
  • 2008-07-01 Denmark is the first European economy to confirm it is in recession since the global credit crunch began; its GDP shrinks 0.6% in the first quarter after a 0.2% contraction in the fourth quarter of 2007
  • 2009-09-05 Denmark celebrates the first national flagday, in memory of the fallen Danes in international operations since 1948.
  • 2009-09-12 US Open Women's Tennis: Belgian Kim Clijsters becomes first unseeded player and wildcard to win the tournament; beats Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 7-5, 6-3
  • 2010-10-31 Belgian tennis star Kim Clijsters beats Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6–3, 5–7, 6–3 for her 3rd season ending WTA Championship in Doha, Qatar
  • 2013-01-27 Spain defeats Denmark to win the 2013 World Men's Handball Championship
  • 2013-05-18 58th Eurovision Song Contest: Emmelie de Forest for Denmark wins singing "Only Teardrops" in Malmo
  • 2014-09-04 Aracheological remains of a Viking fortress from the 900s CE, the Vallø Borgring, is discovered in Denmark

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

2014-09-07 US Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins her 3rd straight US title; beats Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-3, 6-3

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • 2015-06-19 The right-wing Venstre block wins the 2015 Danish general election
  • 2017-08-06 UEFA Women's Euro Final: Dutch forward Vivianne Miedema scores 2 as the Netherlands beat Denmark 4-2 in Enschede, the Netherlands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017-10-29 Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki beats American Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4 to win the WTA Finals title decider in Kallang, Singapore

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • 2018-04-25 Danish inventor Peter Madsen found guilty of killing and desecrating body of journalist Kim Wall aboard submarine, sentenced to life imprisonment
  • 2018-05-31 Danish government bans garments that cover the face, including the niqab and burqa

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 428

  • 1810-12-24 Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter & illustrator, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1873)
  • 1811-11-24 Ditler G Monrad, Danish theologist/bishop/premier (1863- )
  • 1812-12-22 Johanne Luise Heiberg, Danish actress (Romeo & Juliet), born in Copenhagen Denmark (d. 1890)
  • 1813-05-05 Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1855)
  • 1817-02-22 Niels Wilhelm Gade, Danish violinist/composer/conductor
  • 1817-09-07 Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Queen of Denmark, born in Kassel, Electorate of Hesse, Imperial Confederate of Germany (d. 1898)
  • 1817-12-08 Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs, Danish nobleman and politician (Council President of Denmark 1865-70), born in Frijsenborg, Denmark (d. 1896)
  • 1818-04-08 Christian IX, King of Denmark (1863-1906), born in Gottorf Castle, Schleswig, Duchy of Schleswig (d. 1906)
  • 1818-08-23 Rufus Ingalls, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Denmark, Maine (d. 1893)
  • 1820-02-02 Hans E Schack, Danish politician/writer (Phantasterne)
  • 1821-03-14 Jens Worsaae, Danish archaeologist, historian and politician, born in Vejle, Denmark (d. 1885)
  • 1829-03-19 Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (d. 1901)

Person of interestCamille Pissarro

1830-07-10 Camille Pissarro, Danish Antillean and French painter (Impressionism), born in Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, Danish West Indies (now US Virgin Islands) (d. 1903)

  • 1834-05-23 Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (d. 1890)
  • 1837-04-21 Fredrik Bajer, Danish politician, feminist and pacifist politician (Nobel 1908), born in Næstved, Denmark (d. 1922)
  • 1839-06-10 Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg, Danish politician (Council President of Denmark), born in Hochberg (now Remseck am Neckar), Württemberg (d. 1912)
  • 1840-06-10 Theodor Philipsen, Danish painter, born in Copenhagen (d. 1920)
  • 1840-09-03 Jacob Christian Fabricius, Danish composer, born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1919)
  • 1841-07-09 Carl Lumbye, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1911)
  • 1841-11-03 Johannes Eugenius Bülow Warming, Danish botanist (plant ecology, environment-organism interactions), born in Mandø, Denmark (d. 1924)
  • 1842-02-04 Georg Brandes, [Morris Cohen], Danish literary historian and critic
  • 1842-03-02 Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer (d. 1914)
  • 1842-05-08 Emil Christian Hansen, Danish physiologist, born in Ribe, Denmark (d. 1909)
  • 1843-06-03 Frederik VIII, King of Denmark (1906-12)
  • 1844-12-01 Alexandra, Danish princess/Queen of Great Britain/Ireland
  • 1847-04-07 J. P. [Jens Peter] Jacobsen, Danish writer (Niels Lyhne), born in Thisted, Jutland (d. 1885)
  • 1847-11-26 Maria Feodorovna, Princess of Denmark and Empress of Russia, born in Yellow Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1928)
  • 1848-04-28 Ludvig Schytte, Danish composer, born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1909)
  • 1848-06-01 Otto Valdemar Malling, Danish organist and composer (Det hellige Land, opus 46), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1915)
  • 1849-05-03 Jacob Riis, Danish-American social reformer and "muck raking" reporter (NY Tribune, NY Evening Sun), born in Ribe, Denmark (d. 1914)
  • 1849-06-09 Michael Peter Ancher, Danish painter (d. 1927)
  • 1850-06-27 Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician (Gram–Schmidt process), born in Duchy of Schleswig, Denmark (d. 1919)
  • 1851-10-31 Lovisa of Sweden, Queen of Denmark, born in Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1926)
  • 1852-02-13 Johan L E Dreyer, Danish astronomer (New gen catalogue of nebulae)
  • 1852-12-05 Thomas Laub, Danish organist and composer, born in Langå, Denmark (d. 1927)
  • 1853-09-29 Princess Thyra, daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (d. 1933)
  • 1854-06-14 Frederik Rung, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1914)
  • 1857-02-03 Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen, Copenhagen, Danish Botanist and Geneticist who provided evidence for Hugo de Vries' mutation theory
  • 1857-04-20 Hermann Bang, Danish writer, born in Asserballe, Denmark (d. 1912)
  • 1857-06-02 Karl Adolph Gjellerup, poet (Poutnici Svetem, Nobel 1917), born in Roholte, Denmark (d. 1919)
  • 1857-07-24 Henrik Pontoppidan, Danish writer (Promised Country, Nobel 1917), born in Fredericia, Denmark (d. 1943)
  • 1859-05-08 Johan Jensen, Danish mathematician (d. 1925)
  • 1859-05-13 August Enna, Danish composer (The Witch), (d. 1939)
  • 1860-05-31 Walter Sickert, Danish-English painter (The Miner), born in Munich (d. 1942)
  • 1860-07-16 Otto Jespersen, Danish linguist, born in Randers, Denmark (d. 1943)
  • 1860-12-15 Niels Ryberg Finsen, Danish physician and phototherapist (Nobel 1903), born in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands (d. 1904)
  • 1861-04-27 Johan Skjoldborg, Danish writer (Dynaes-Digte), born in Øsløs, Thisted, Denmark (d. 1936)
  • 1861-07-03 Peter Jackson, heavyweight boxer (hall of famer), born in Christiansted, Danish West Indies (d. 1901)
  • 1861-09-10 Niels Hansen Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and ceramist (Trold, der vejrer kristenblod), born in Vejen, Denmark (d. 1941)
  • 1864-03-23 Louis Glass, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1936)
  • 1865-06-09 Carl Nielsen, Danish violinist and composer (Det Uudslukkelige), born in Sortelung, Denmark (d. 1931)
  • 1865-07-23 Max Heindel, Danish-American Christian occultist, astrologer and mystic, born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1919)
  • 1866-05-05 Thomas B. Thrige, Danish industrialist, born in Odense, Denmark (d. 1938)
  • 1866-07-03 Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter, born in Stege, Møn, Denmark (d. 1906)
  • 1866-09-10 Jeppe Aakjær, Danish poet and novelist (Bondens Søn), born in Fly, Jutland (d. 1930)
  • 1867-08-01 William Orlamond, Danish actor (Flesh and the Devil, The Wind), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1957)
  • 1867-11-06 Marie Bregendahl, Danish author (Holger Hauge og hans Hustru), born in Fly, Denmark (d. 1940)
  • 1868-01-09 S. P. L. Sørensen, Danish chemist (d. 1939)
  • 1869-06-26 Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (Pelle Erobreren), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1954)
  • 1869-11-23 Valdemar Poulsen, Danish engineer who invented devices for radio broadcasting, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1942)
  • 1870-01-15 Johan Peter Koch, Danish captain & explorer (Greenland), born in Vestenskov, Denmark (d. 1928)
  • 1870-08-07 Josef Brems, Flemish apostole (vicar of Denmark), born in Scherpenheuvel-Zichem, Belgium (d. 1958)
  • 1870-09-26 Christian X, King of Denmark (1912-47), born in Charlottenlund, Denmark (d. 1947)
  • 1870-10-16 Helge Rode, Danish poet/essayist
  • 1870-12-18 Andres Randolf, Danish-American actor (The Kiss), born in Viborg, Denmark (d. 1930)
  • 1871-06-14 Jacob Ellehammer, Danish watchmaker and inventor (powered flight), born in Bakkebølle, Denmark (d. 1946)
  • 1872-08-03 Haakon VII, King of Norway (1905-57), born in Charlottenlund Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1957)
  • 1873-01-20 Johannes V Jensen, Danish novelist/poet (Energy Storage, Nobel 1944)
  • 1873-10-08 Ejnar Hertzsprung, Danish astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 1967)
  • 1873-10-26 Thorvald Stauning, Prime Minister of Denmark (1924-26, 1929-42), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1942)
  • 1874-01-04 Svend Fleuron, Danish writer, born on Good Katrinedal (d. 1966)
  • 1874-06-19 Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish engineer and physicist, born in Sig, Varde, Denmark (d. 1941)
  • 1874-09-18 Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Vises Sten), born in Langeland, Denmark (d. 1957)

Person of interestAugust Krogh

1874-11-15 August Krogh [Schack], Danish zoophysiologist (arterioles and capillaries, Nobel 1920), born in Grenaa, Jutland, Denmark (d. 1949)

Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate August Krogh
Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate
August Krogh
  • 1878-01-01 Agner Krarup Erlang, Danish scientist and engineer (d. 1929)
  • 1878-01-06 Dame Adeline Genée, Danish-British ballerina, born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1970)
  • 1878-08-02 Princess Ingeborg of Sweden, wife of Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland, born in Charlottenlund Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1958)
  • 1878-08-14 Harald Kidde, Danish writer (Aage og Else), born in Vejle, Denmark (d. 1918)
  • 1879-03-11 Niels Bjerrum, Danish chemist (ph tests)
  • 1879-06-07 Knud J. V. Rasmussen, Danish pole explorer (Thule), born in Jakobshavn, North Greenland, Kingdom of Denmark (d. 1933)
  • 1879-09-28 Benjamin Christensen, Danish actor (Barnet, Mockery) and film director (Häxan), born in Viborg Denmark (d. 1959)
  • 1879-11-29 Jacob Gade, Danish composer(d. 1963)
  • 1881-09-11 Asta Nielsen, Danish actress (Joyless Street), born in Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1972)
  • 1881-11-25 Peder Gram, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1956)

Person of interestLili Elbe

1882-12-28 Lili Elbe [born Einar Wegener], Danish transgender woman, former painter, and 1st identifiable recipient of sex reassignment surgery (autobiography: Man into Woman), born in Vejle, Denmark (d. 1931)

Painter and 1st Recipient of Gender-Reassignment Surgery Lili Elbe
Painter and 1st Recipient of Gender-Reassignment Surgery
Lili Elbe
  • 1883-02-11 Paul August von Klenau, Danish composer & conductor (Sulamith), born in Copenhagen (d. 1946)
  • 1883-04-27 Hubert Harrison, West Indian-American writer and freedom fighter, born in St. Croix, Danish West Indies (d. 1927)
  • 1884-12-01 Torben Myer, Danish actor (Girl Who Came Back, Judgment at Nuremberg, Sullivan's Travels), born in Århus, Denmark (d. 1975)
  • 1885-04-17 Isak Dinesen [Karen Blixen-Finecke], Danish baroness and writer (Out of Africa), born in Rungsted, Zealand, Denmark (d. 1962)
  • 1885-08-03 Siegfried Salomon, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1962)
  • 1885-10-02 Ruth Bryan Owen, American politician (first woman appointed as a U.S. ambassador, Denmark 1933-36), born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 1954)

Person of interestNiels Bohr

1885-10-07 Niels Bohr, Danish physicist who expanded quantum physics (Nobel Prize 1922), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1962)

Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Niels Bohr
Nobel Prize Winning Physicist
Niels Bohr
  • 1886-07-12 Jean Hersholt, Danish actor (Heidi, Greed, Men in White, Aryan), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1956)
  • 1886-10-12 Karl Dane, Danish-American comedian and actor (Son of the Sheik), born in Copenhagen (d. 1934)
  • 1888-06-08 Poul Schierbeck, Danish organist and composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1949)
  • 1889-02-03 Carl Theodor Dreyer, Danish director (Passion of Jeanne d'arc)
  • 1890-03-20 Lauritz Melchior, Copenhagen Denmark, baritone tenor (National Symphony)
  • 1891-04-07 Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish inventor (founded LEGO), born in Filskov, Denmark (d. 1958)
  • 1893-01-20 Kaj Birket-Smith, Danish etnologist/anthropologist (Eskimos)
  • 1893-02-14 Kay Fisker, Danish architect (Hornbeck House, Copenhagen), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 1965)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 270

  • 1865-05-21 Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, Danish Archaeologist, created Stone, Bronze, Iron age system, dies at 76
  • 1865-09-16 Christian Julius De Meza, Danish general (b. 1792)
  • 1865-12-14 Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist, dies at 71
  • 1872-03-04 Johannes Carsten Hauch, Danish poet (b. 1790)
  • 1872-09-02 N. F. S. Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher, dies at 88
  • 1873-03-25 Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter (b. 1810)
  • 1874-03-20 Hans Christian Lumbye, Danish composer, dies at 63
  • 1874-03-28 Peter Andreas Hansen, Danish-German astronomer (Hansen hypothesis), dies at 78

Person of interestHans Christian Andersen

1875-08-04 Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author of 150 fairy tales (The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen), dies at 70

  • 1884-01-24 Johann Christian Gebauer, Danish composer, dies at 75
  • 1885-04-30 J. P. [Jens Peter] Jacobsen, Danish writer (Niels Lyhne), dies of tuberculosis at 38
  • 1887-03-28 Ditler G Monrad, Danish bishop/premier (1863-..), dies at 75
  • 1890-02-22 Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (b. 1834)
  • 1890-11-22 Johanne Luise Heiberg, Danish actress, dies at 77
  • 1890-12-21 Niels Vilhelm Gade, Danish composer, dies at 73
  • 1896-10-12 Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs, Danish nobleman and politician (Council President of Denmark 1865-70), dies at 78
  • 1901-10-19 Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (b. 1829)

Person of interestCamille Pissarro

1903-11-13 Camille Pissarro, Danish Antillean and French Impressionist painter, dies at 73

  • 1904-09-29 Niels Ryberg Finnen, Danish physician (Nobel 1903), dies
  • 1906-01-29 Christian IX, King of Denmark (1893-1906), dies at 87
  • 1906-02-13 Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter, dies at 39
  • 1909-08-29 Emil Christian Hansen, Danish physiologist, dies at 67
  • 1909-11-10 Ludvig Schytte, Danish composer, dies at 61
  • 1911-08-10 Carl Lumbye, Danish composer, dies at 70
  • 1912-01-29 Hermann Bang, Danish writer, dies at 54
  • 1912-05-14 Frederik VIII C W K, King of Denmark (1906-12), dies at 68
  • 1914-01-11 Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer and patron of the arts after whom the Carlsberg brewery was named (b. 1842)
  • 1914-01-22 Frederik Rung, Danish composer, dies at 60
  • 1914-05-26 Jacob Riis, Danish-American social reformer and "muck raking" reporter (NY Tribune, NY Evening Sun), dies at 65
  • 1915-10-05 Otto Valdemar Malling, Danish organist and composer (Det hellige Land, opus 46), dies at 67
  • 1916-04-29 Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician (Gram-Schmidt process), dies at 65
  • 1918-11-29 Harald Kidde, Danish writer (Helten), dies at 40
  • 1919-01-06 Max Heindel, Danish-American Christian occultist, astrologer and mystic, dies at 54
  • 1919-06-08 Jacob Christian Fabricius, Danish composer, dies at 78
  • 1919-10-13 Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)
  • 1920-03-03 Theodor Philipsen, Danish painter, dies at 79
  • 1924-04-02 Johannes Eugenius Bülow Warming, Danish botanist (plant ecology, environment-organism interactions), dies at 82
  • 1925-11-20 Alexandra, Danish princess/Queen of Great Britain, dies at 80
  • 1926-09-14 Johan LE Dreyer, Danish astronomer (Catalog of Nebulae), dies at 74
  • 1927-02-04 Thomas Laub, Danish organist and composer, dies at 74
  • 1927-02-19 Georg Brandes, [Cohen], Danish literary-historian and critic, dies at 85
  • 1927-09-19 Michael Peter Ancher, Danish painter (b. 1849)
  • 1927-11-11 Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen, Danish Botanist and Geneticist who provided evidence for Hugo de Vries' mutation theory, dies at 70
  • 1928-01-13 Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer, dies at 57
  • 1928-01-30 Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger, Danish scientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1867)
  • 1928-10-13 Maria Feodorovna, Princess of Denmark and Empress of Russia, dies at 80
  • 1929-02-03 Agner Krarup Erlang, Danish scientist (b. 1878)
  • 1930-04-22 Jeppe Aakjær, Danish poet & novelist (Bondens Søn), dies at 63
  • 1930-07-02 Andres Randolf, Danish-American actor (Love of Sunya, Dangerous Curves, The Kiss), dies at 59

Person of interestLili Elbe

1931-09-13 Lili Elbe [born Einar Wegener], Danish transgender woman, former painter, and 1st identifiable recipient of sex reassignment surgery (autobiography: Man into Woman), dies from complications involving a uterus transplant at 48

Painter and 1st Recipient of Gender-Reassignment Surgery Lili Elbe
Painter and 1st Recipient of Gender-Reassignment Surgery
Lili Elbe
  • 1933-02-26 Princess Thyra, daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (b. 1853)
  • 1933-12-21 Knud J. V. Rasmussen, Danish Pole explorer (Thule), dies at 54
  • 1934-04-14 Karl Dane, Danish-American comedian and actor (The Big Parade) dies at 47
  • 1936-01-22 Louis Glass, Danish composer, dies at 71
  • 1936-02-22 Johan Skjoldborg, Danish writer (Dynaes Digte), dies at 74
  • 1937-03-23 Helge Rode, Danish poet/essayist, dies at 66
  • 1938-05-09 Thomas B. Thrige, Danish industrialist, dies at 72
  • 1941-08-30 Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish engineer and physicist, dies at 67
  • 1941-11-26 Niels Hansen Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and ceramist (Trold, der vejrer kristenblod), dies at 80
  • 1942-05-03 Thorvald Stauning, Prime Minister of Denmark (1924-26, 1929-42), dies at 68
  • 1942-07-23 Valdemar Poulsen, Danish engineer who invented devices for radio broadcasting, dies at 72
  • 1943-04-30 Otto Jespersen, Danish linguist, dies at 82
  • 1943-08-21 Henrik Pontoppidan, Danish writer (Peter Gelukkige, Nobel 1917), dies at 86
  • 1944-07-19 Carl Bock, Danish Gestapo agent, liquidated
  • 1944-08-30 Morten Nielsen, Danish resistance fighter, dies
  • 1945-03-27 Jorgen Nielsen, Danish writer (romance), dies at 42
  • 1945-11-02 Princess Thyra, daughter of Frederick VIII of Denmark (b. 1880)
  • 1945-12-23 Mogens Klitgaard, Danish author (Brunkul), dies at 39
  • 1946-03-04 Bror von Blixen-Finecke, Danish big-game hunter (b. 1886)
  • 1946-05-20 Jacob Ellehammer, Danish watchmaker and inventor (powered flight), dies at 74
  • 1946-08-31 Paul August von Klenau, Danish opera composer/conductor, dies at 63
  • 1947-04-20 Christian X, King of Denmark (1912-47), dies at 76
  • 1949-02-09 Poul Schierbeck, Danish organist and composer, dies at 60

Person of interestAugust Krogh

1949-09-13 August Krogh, Danish zoophysiologist, dies at 75

Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate August Krogh
Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate
August Krogh
  • 1950-11-25 Johannes Vilhelm Jensen, Danish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1873)
  • 1951-07-09 Jorgen Bentzon, Danish composer, dies at 54
  • 1951-08-11 Ebbe Hamerik, Danish composer, dies at 52
  • 1952-01-25 Sveinn Bjornsson, Danish 1st President of Iceland (1944-52), dies at 70
  • 1954-06-01 Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (Pelle Erobreren), dies at 84
  • 1954-07-26 Ruth Bryan Owen, American politician (first woman appointed as a U.S. ambassador, Denmark 1933-36), dies at 68
  • 1954-10-08 Morten Korch, Danish author, dies at 78
  • 1955-01-29 Hans Hedtoft, 14th Prime Minister of Denmark (1947-50, 53-55), dies at 51
  • 1955-12-11 Franz Adolf Syberg, Danish composer, dies at 51
  • 1956-02-04 Peder Gram, Danish composer, dies at 74
  • 1956-06-02 Jean Hersholt, Danish actor (Heidi, Greed, Men in White, Aryan), dies form cancer at 69
  • 1957-02-12 Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Martha og Maria), dies at 82
  • 1957-04-23 William Orlamond, Danish actor (Flesh and the Devil, The Wind), dies at 89
  • 1958-03-11 Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish inventor (founded LEGO), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • 1958-04-05 Josef Brems, Flemish apostole (vicar of Denmark), dies at 87
  • 1958-09-26 Carl Brisson, Danish actor (Ship Cafe, Ring, Song of Soho, Murder at the Vanities), dies of jaundice at 64
  • 1958-09-30 Niels Bjerrum, Danish chemist (ph-stipulation), dies at 79
  • 1959-04-02 Benjamin Christensen, Danish actor (Barnet, Mockery) and film director (Häxan), dies at 79
  • 1961-03-06 Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright and director (Tivoli), dies at 59
  • 1961-07-18 Kit Guard, Danish actor (El Diablo Rides, Kid Courageous), dies of cancer at 67
  • 1962-09-07 Isak Dinesen [Karen Blixen-Finecke], Danish baroness and writer (Out of Africa), dies at 77
  • 1962-09-07 Isak Dinesen, Danish author (b. 1885)
  • 1962-10-29 Siegfried Salomon, Danish composer, dies at 77

Person of interestNiels Bohr

1962-11-18 Niels Bohr, Danish physicist who expanded quantum physics (Nobel Prize 1922), dies at 77

Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Niels Bohr
Nobel Prize Winning Physicist
Niels Bohr
  • 1963-02-20 Jacob Gade, Danish composer(b. 1879)
  • 1965-06-21 Kay Fisker, Danish architect (Hornbeck House, Copenhagen), dies at 72