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Ole Kirk Christiansen
Birth: Apr. 7, 1891
Syddanmark, Denmark
Death: Mar. 11, 1958
Syddanmark, Denmark

Toy Manufacturer. He was a master carpenter, but during the Depression in the 1930s he began making wooden toys which he named LEGO from the Danish words "leg godt". In English it means "play well". During the 1940s he expanded the range of products to include plastic toys, and during the 1950s his son Godtfred designed and developed the interlocking Lego bricks which are now known all over the world. Incidentally, Lego means "I put together" in Latin. Ole did not live to see the opening of the Legoland theme park at Billund, Denmark, nor the Legoland parks in England, California and Germany. His grandson is now the chief executive officer of the company. (bio by: Erik Skytte) 
 
Burial:
Grene Churchyard
Billund
Syddanmark, Denmark
 
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Originally Created by: Erik Skytte
Record added: Feb 06, 2007
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Ole Kirk Christiansen
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- Erik Skytte
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