1959-2004 | 2009-2011



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Front: Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), Denmark's most famous author of fairy tales; A stork's nest at right

He wrote as many as 350 stories and his books were read all over the world. Among the best known stories are The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, and The Red Shoes.

Back: Landscape of Egeskov Molle Fyn, drawn by the illustrator and architect Ib Andersen (1907-1969).


Hans Christian Andersen, photography by Budtz Mueller & Co.

Hans Christian Andersen

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Windmill in Egeskov, Fyn

Windmill in Egeskov

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50 Kroner, (20)00

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Front: Karen Blixen (1885-1962), a Danish writer. Her best known autobiography, Out of Africa, was adapted into an Oscar-winning film in 1985, directed by Sydney Pollack.

Back: Centaur stone carving from Landet Church on the island of Tåsinge.

Courtesy Numiscondor


Landet Church

Landet Church

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Centaur Stone Carving

Centaur stone carving

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100 Kroner, (20)01

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Front: Carl Nielsen (1865-1931), one of Denmark's most famous music composers.

Back: Basilisk stone relief from Tømmerby Kirke in Vester Hanherred in northern Denmark

Courtesy Michael Reissner


Tømmerby Kirke

Tømmerby Kirke

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Basilisk Stone Relief

Basilisk stone relief

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200 Kroner, (20)00

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Front: Johanne Luise Heiberg (1812-1890), one of the greatest Danish actresses of the 19th century. She is most famous for her work at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, where she achieved great success.

Back: A lion from the apse of Viborg Cathedral.


Denmark-Johanne Luise Heiberg


Viborg Cathedral

Viborg Cathedral

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500 Kroner, (20)03

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Front: Niels Bohr (1885-1962), Danish physicist

Back: A stone relief of a knight in armour and a dragon from the front at Lihme Church

Lihme Church, consecrated to St. Vincentius in 1176, is one of the oldest Romanesque village churches in Denmark.

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Lihme Church

Lihme Church

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Stone Relief

Stone Relief

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1000 Kroner, (20)04

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Front: Anna Ancher (1859-1935) and Michael Ancher (1849-1927), Danish artists

Back: A tournament scene from a sepulchral monument in Bislev Church

Bislev Church built in a Romanesque style around 1200. A stone image set in the wall above the door shows fighting warriors.

Courtesy ybnotes


Bislev Church

Bislev Church

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Stone Monument of Tournament Scene

Stone Monument

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1959-2004 | 2009-2011

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Denmark, located at the mouth of the Baltic Sea, was a great power during the Viking period of the 9th-11th centuries. United with England and Norway in the 11th century, and with Norway, Sweden, Finland and Greenland from 1353 to 1412 under the Danish crown. Became a constitutional monarchy in 1849. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Denmark.




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