Ole Kirk Christiansen

Ole Kirk Christiansen

Birth
Filskov, Billund Kommune, Syddanmark, Denmark
Death 11 Mar 1958 (aged 66)
Billund, Billund Kommune, Syddanmark, Denmark
Burial Billund, Billund Kommune, Syddanmark, Denmark
Memorial ID 17832347 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Erik Skytte
  • Added: 6 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17832347
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ole Kirk Christiansen (7 Apr 1891–11 Mar 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17832347, citing Grene Churchyard, Billund, Billund Kommune, Syddanmark, Denmark ; Maintained by Find A Grave .