Famous Danes

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Sports

Boxing

Tom Bogs
A legendary world class fighter back in the 60's and 70's. The fight I remember the most has to be when he challenged Carlos Monzon in 1972. Unfortunately he lost that fight.
Jørgen Hansen
Jørgen Hansen is famous for having fought 9 EBU-title matches. He fought 92 professional fights, and retired almost 40 years old in 1982.
Brian Nielsen
Heavyweight champion, who became famous to the world, when he fought Mike Tyson in Copenhagen back in 2001. Brian put up a great fight, but unfortunately he lost. He is now retired... More
Mikkel Kessler
Right now one of the hottest names in Danish Professional Boxing. He participated in the Super Six Tournament, until a bad eye injury put an end to that. Fortunately he returned to fighting, and the just had a rematch with Carl Froch, which unfortunately he lost. More
Motor Sport
Tom Kristensen
He has won the Le mans race 7 times, and that makes him THE most winning Le Mans driver ever! More
Jan magnussen
F1 driver in 1997 and 98, 2006 Sebring winner GT1, Le Mans winner GT1, Petit Le Mans third GT1, Sebring third GT1, Le Mans winner GT1, Petit Le Mans winner GT1 for Corvette Racing... More
Science
Niels Bohr
Bohr was a Danish physicist who made fundamental contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum mechanics. Bohr is widely considered one of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century... More
Tycho Brahe
Here more than 400 years after his death, Brahe is still a legend and concidered one of greatest scientistist. He is credited with the most accurate astronomical observations of his time... More
Ole Römer
Römer was a Danish astronomer who made the first quantitative measurements of the speed of light (1676). he also developed one of the first temperature scales... More
Architects / designers
Poul Henningsen (PH)
PH's design of lamps has become world famous for their unique (and simple) design and their ability to spread light. PH is represented at the Museum of modern Art in New York... More
Jørn Utzon
World famous for designing the opera House in Sydney . Today, this Modern Expressionist building is one of the most famous, and most photographed, structures of the 20th century.
Arne Jacobsen
Many of Jacobsen's furniture designs have become classic, including the Ant chair from 1952 and the Swan and the Egg which were both designed for the Radisson SAS Hotel. Jacobsen is, however, perhaps best known for the Model 3107 chair of 1955, known also as the "Number 7 Chair" which has sold over 5 million copies... More
Verner Panton
-is considered one of Denmark's most influential 20th-century furniture and interior designers. During his career, he created innovative and futuristic designs in a variety of materials, especially plastics, and in vibrant colors... More
Georg Jensen
Very well known for his very delicate and uniquely simple design. Maybe best known for his designs for B&O (Bang & Olufsen)... More

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