Famous Danes

Name these famous Danish people based on the clues.
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Last updated: February 8, 2013
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Writer known for his fairy tales such as "The Ugly Duckling"
Hans Christian Andersen
Director associated with the Dogme 95 collective
Lars von Trier
Creator of Lego
Ole Kirk Christiansen
Composer of six symphonies and opera "Maskarade"
Carl Nielsen
Author of "Out of Africa"
Karen Blixen (pen name Isak Dinesen)
Twefth-century historian who authored "Gesta Danorum", first history of Denmark
Saxo Grammaticus
Actor who played Aragorn in Lord of the Rings film trilogy
Viggo Mortensen
Sculptor (1770–1844), only protestant whose work is exhibited in St. Peter's in Rome
Bertel Thorvaldsen
Writer known for "Smilla's Sense of Snow"
Peter Høeg
Astronomer who lost part of his nose in a sword duel
Tycho Brahe
Queen of Denmark since 1972
Margrethe II
Architect who designed Sydney opera house
Jørn Utzon
Actor whose credits include "King Arthur", "Casino Royale" and "The Hunt"
Mads Mikkelsen
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Nuclear physicist and quantum theory founder, Nobel Physics Prize laureate in 1922
Niels Bohr
Philosopher considered forerunner of existentialism, known for his book "Either/Or"
Søren Kierkegaard
Actress and model who married Sylvester Stallone in 1985
Brigitte Nielsen
Wagnerian tenor who also appeared in American musical movies
Lauritz Melchior
King of Denmark, Norway and England who famously ordered the ocean waves to prove the limits of kingly power
Canute the Great
Danish American sculptor who created the monumental sculpture of Mount Rushmore
Gutzon Borglum
Prince in a Shakespeare tragedy
Hamlet
Prolific Baroque organist and composer whose career peaked in Lübeck
Dieterich Buxtehude
Explorer who gave his name to the strait that separates Asia and North America
Vitus Bering
Prime Minister of Denmark 2001–2009, Secretary-General of NATO since 2009
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Modernist writer whose magnum opus is the six-part cycle "The Long Journey". Recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1944.
Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
Physicist, chemist and philosopher who studied electromagnetism and was the first to produce aluminium (1825)
Hans Christian Ørsted
Tenth-century King of Denmark who lent his name to a wireless software technology
Harald Bluetooth
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Level 81
May 25, 2014
12/26 -- would have 14 IF - I'd known how to spell Margrete II and Birgitte Nilsen like a Dane.
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Level 64
Sep 30, 2017
I know Blåtand translates to Bluetooth, but his name was in fact "Harald Blåtand", so that should be accepted as well.