Margrethe II (Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid, sometimes anglicised as Margaret II) (born 16 April 1940) is the Queen regnant of Denmark. In 1972 she became the first female monarch of Denmark since Margaret I, ruler of the Scandinavian countries 1388-1412 during the Kalmar Union.
Harald V (born 21 February 1937) is the King of Norway. He succeeded to the throne of Norway upon the death of his father Olav V on 17 January 1991. The son of the then-Crown Prince Olav and of Princess Märtha of Sweden, Harald was born at the Crown Prince Residence at Skaugum, Asker. A member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, originally from Northern Germany, Harald became the first Norwegian-born prince since Olav IV, who was born in 1370.
Carl XVI Gustaf, has been King of Sweden since September 15, 1973, when his grandfather Gustaf VI Adolf died. He is the only son of the late Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. His father Prince Gustaf Adolf was killed in an airplane crash on the afternoon of 26 January 1947, at Copenhagen Airport, Denmark.
Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (born Princess Benedikte Astrid Ingeborg Ingrid of Denmark),, is the second daughter of King Frederik IX of Denmark and Ingrid of Sweden. She is the younger sister of the current reigning Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II and the older sister of Queen Anne-Marie of Greece.
Constantine II was King of the Hellenes from 1964 until the abolition of the monarchy in 1973. The sixth and last monarch of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, he is usually referred to in Greece as ο τέως βασιλιάς ("the former king"), or with the pejorative terms ο Τέως ("the Former") or o Γκλύξμπουργκ ("Glücksburg").
Henry Heerup (November 4, 1907 - May 30, 1993) was a painter and sculptor born in Frederiksberg, Denmark. He studied painting under Axel Jørgensen and Einar Nielsen at the Royal Danish Academy of Art. He also studied sculpture there under Einar Utzon-Frank. He painted The Old Oak in Wolfvalley in 1924. This was his first oil painting. Henry Heerup married Emilie Westh in 1933. During the 1930s he developed his trash sculptures.
Prince Joachim of Denmark, Count of Monpezat is a member of the Danish Royal Family. He is the younger son of Queen Margrethe II and Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark. Joachim is fourth in line to the Danish throne, following the Crown Prince and his children.
Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark is the heir apparent to the Throne of Denmark. Frederik is the elder son of Queen Margrethe II and Henrik, the Prince Consort. If Crown Prince Frederik becomes king, as he is expected to, he will be counted in English as Frederick X of Denmark.
Francis Sejersted (born 8 February 1936 in Oslo) is a Norwegian history professor and former chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Sejersted was educated in history as well as nordic language and literature at the University of Oslo and achieved a candidatus philologiæ in 1965 and a doctorate in 1973. From 1971 to 1973 Sejersted served as docent in history at the University of Oslo and was thereafter Professor of Social and Economic History at the same institution until 1998.
The Order of the Dannebrog is an Order of Denmark, instituted in 1671 by Christian V. It resulted from a move in 1660 to break the absolutism of the nobility. The Order was only to comprise 50 noble Knights in one class plus the Master of the Order, i.e. the Danish monarch, and his sons.
Admiral of the Fleet Sir Arthur Knyvet Wilson VC, GCB, OM, GCVO (4 March 1842 – 25 May 1921), was an English Admiral and briefly First Sea Lord who was awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry during the war in Sudan. An early expert on torpedos, he twice commanded HMS Vernon but his statement that submarines were "underhand, unfair and damned un-English" may have needlessly delayed their UK development.
Richard Prescott Keigwin (8 April 1883 - 26 November 1972) was an English academic. He also played first-class cricket for Cambridge University, the Marylebone Cricket Club, Essex County Cricket Club and Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, and played hockey for Essex and England.
Sir Edward Richard Henry, 1st Baronet GCVO KCB CSI KPM (26 July 1850 – 19 February 1931) was the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis from 1903 to 1918. His commission saw the introduction of police dogs to the force (a development which he regarded with good will), but he is best remembered today for his championship of the method of fingerprinting to identify criminals.
Johan Collett Falsen (9 September 1817 – 2 September 1879) was a Norwegian jurist and politician. He graduated as cand. jur. in 1841. He worked as an attorney (prokurator) in Nedenes from 1846, and then in Trondhjem. In 1849 he moved to Drammen to work as an attorney there. He became involved in politics, serving as mayor of Drammen from 1853 to 1959 and in 1861. He was first elected to the Norwegian Parliament in 1859, representing the urban constituency of Drammen.
Hans Nilsen Hauge (3 November 1853 – 17 December 1931) was a Norwegian priest and politician for the Conservative Party. He was Minister of Education and Church Affairs from 1903 to 1905. Knudsen was born in Nord-Audnedal, and was the grandson of the revivalist lay preacher Hans Nielsen Hauge and son of priest Andreas Hauge. He enrolled as a student in 1871 and graduated as cand. theol. in 1867.
Thomas Thomassen Heftye (10 April 1860 – 19 September 1921) was a Norwegian military officer, engineer, sports official and politician for the Liberal Party. He is best known as the Norwegian Minister of Defence from June to October 1903 and March to April 1908, as well as the director of Telegrafverket. He was killed in the Nidareid train disaster.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Basil Edward Embry GCB, KBE, DSO & Three Bars, DFC, AFC, RAF, (28 February 1902 – 7 December 1977) was a senior Royal Air Force commander. He was Commander-in-Chief of Fighter Command from 1949 to 1953.
Grand Commanders of the Order of the Dannebrog have been appointed by the Sovereign of the Royal Danish Orders of Chivalry, i.e. the Danish monarch, since the general reorganization of the Order by royal letters patent of June 28, 1808. The Grand Commanders form a special class above the three ordinary classes of the Order of the Dannebrog. Thus, they outrank the Knights Grand Cross of the Dannebrog.
Margarita Zavala de Calderón (born Margarita Esther Zavala Gómez del Campo, July 25, 1967) is the wife of Mexican President Felipe Calderón and therefore the First Lady of Mexico. She was a PAN deputy in 2006 in the LIX Legislature of the Mexican Congress.