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The Kingdom of Denmark and Famous Danes
You can find information about Denmark
and the Danes in lots of places.
The Queen and her family
have their own web site. It is in Danish, but it does have plenty of pictures.
Some famous Danes (in no particular order):
- The writer of fairy tales Hans Christian Andersen.
- The Nuclear physicist Niels Bohr
. The link is to the Niels Bohr Archives. Another link with interesting information
is to the Niels Bohr Institute
- Karen Blixen
, writer of (amongst other books) "
Out of Africa
- The philosopher Soeren Kierkegaard.
- Ole Roemer
. Born 1644. The first person to discover that
light has a certain speed
- H. C. Oersted. Discovered electromagnetism by accident. He clearly knew
it was significant as he wrote a report about his findings in latin and distributed
to the European scientific community. Electromagnetism is nowadays of course
used both in the generation of electricity as well as in electric motors.
- Bjarne Stroustrup
. "Inventor" of the programming language C++.
- Anders Hejlsberg. Wrote Borlands TurboPascal, and later designed Microsofts C#.
Last updated: 27. May 2000