Bajer, Fredrik b. April 21, 1837 d. January 22, 1922 Politician, Author. A noted pacifist, he shared the 1908 Nobel Peace Prize with Klas Pontus Arnoldson from Sweden. Born in the Danish village of Vester Egede, he entered military school at age 17 and in 1856 he joined the army as a lieutenant in the Dragoons. During the 1864 war against Prussia and Austria he commanded troops and won respect for his ability and conduct. In 1872 he entered politics and was elected to the Danish House of Representatives, where he retained his seat for the next...[Read More] (Bio by: Erik Skytte) Bispebjerg Cemetery, Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Bergstedt, Harald b. August 10, 1877 d. July 21, 1965 Poet, novelist, playwright. After working as a teacher at private and public schools he travelled round Denmark as a reciter, temperance agitator and lecturer. In 1913 he published his first collection of poems, and his first novel was published in 1918. Whereas his novels and plays are now mostly forgotten, his works of poetry are still widely read, particularly his children's songs, set to music by Carl Nielsen (q.v.). Every child, and adult, in Denmark knows these songs which are heard daily...[Read More] (Bio by: Erik Skytte) Bispebjerg Cemetery, Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Dam, Henrik b. February 21, 1896 d. April 17, 1976 Biochemist, Nobel Prize recipient. Born in Copenhagen, he was educated at the Technical University in Copenhagen where he was professor 1941-65. During the 1930s, while working with biochemistry and nutritional physiology he discovered and explored the vitamin K. In 1943 he and the American biochemist Edward Doisy shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology/Medicine for their work on vitamin K. He lated investigated vitamin E deficiency diseases. (Bio by: Erik Skytte) Bispebjerg Cemetery, Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Jensen, Johannes Vilhelm b. January 20, 1873 d. November 25, 1950 Nobel Prize-winning Author. He was born in the village of Farsų where his father was a veterinarian. In 1893 he began studying medicine at the Copenhagen University. Writing under a pseudonym he began a production of gory novels for a Copenhagen weekly in order to finance his studies. After the publication of his first serious novel in 1896 he abandoned the study of medicine and devoted himself to the literary activity. His production includes the novel "Kongens Fald" (1900-1901), which in the...[Read More] (Bio by: Erik Skytte) Bispebjerg Cemetery, Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Kronstam, Henning b. June 29, 1934 d. May 28, 1995 Ballet Dancer. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, he studied with the Danish Ballet school and in 1952 graduated into the company and became a principal in 1956. Rememberef as an amazing romantic dancer with a stunning technique. He performed many to the great roles of Petipa and Bournonville but he also created roles in Ashton's Romeo and Juliet (1955), Flindt's The Three Musketeers (1966) and in Von Rosen's Don Juan in 1967. He guested in companies abroad and was appointed artistic director of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Medora) Bispebjerg Cemetery, Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark Plot: Communal urn grave
Lander, Toni b. June 19, 1931 d. May 19, 1985 Noted Danish Ballet Dancer and Teacher. Studied at the Royal Danish Ballet School from 1939 and joined the company in 1948 becoming a solo dancer in 1950. She had a powerful technique and strong lines which were showcased in H. Lander's ballet 'Etudes' inheriting the role from Margot Lander. That same year she married Harald Lander and in 1951 moved with him to Paris where she continued her studied with Egorova and Preobrajenska. Between 1951 and 1952 she was a guest artist with Original Ballet...[Read More] (Bio by: Medora) Bispebjerg Cemetery, Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark Plot: Section 20, row 6, plot 18
Nimzowitsch, Aron b. November 7, 1886 d. March 16, 1935 Chess Master. Born in Latvian, Russian, he was one of the leading chess masters of all time and a very influential chess writer. He was the founder the Hypermodernism School of Chess in Denmark, which emerged which emerged after World War I to challenge the chess ideologies of traditional central European masters. He was the Russian Champion in 1913, won a string of international events in the mid-1920s, World Championship in 1925, took first place at Copenhagen 1923, Dresden 1926, Karlsbad...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Bispebjerg Cemetery, Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark Plot: Grave uL 378
Skram, Amalie b. August 22, 1846 d. March 15, 1905 Norwegian author and feminist who gave voice to a woman's point of view and is regarded as one of the leading Nordic naturalist writers of her time. She is recognized as one of the early and strong proponents of what has come to be known as the women's movement, setting the early European early trend. Born Berthe Amalie Alver 1846 in Bergen, only daughter to Ingeborg Lovise Sivertsen and Mons Monsen Alver. He parents operated a small business, which went bankrupt when Amalie was 17 years old...[Read More] (Bio by: Just like birds) Bispebjerg Cemetery, Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark Plot: Placed in a communal grave at Bispebjerg Cemetery. A memorial bust was set up on site.