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Copenhagen is the capitol city of Denmark, and its largest city. Situated mainly on the water, Copenhagen is a city connected by various bridges and tunnels and endless waterfront views.

It began as a Viking fishing village in the 10th Century, and became the capitol of Denmark in the 1400's.

People Born in Copenhagen

Alexandra of Denmark

Caroline Brasch Nielsen

Copenhagen in People's Lives

Magnus Carlsen: I traveled here to compete in a chess tournament, the Politiken Cup, in 2003, where I obtained my third IM. This led to me being awarded the IM title a month later.

Samuel Morse: I traveled here in the 1850's. I was invited to meet with King Frederick VII, and was made a member of the respected Dutch Order of Dannebrog. I donated a self-portrait that I had painted of myself in 1830 to the king, which is still owned by the Dutch crown to this day. Also while in this city, I visited the Thorvaldsens Museum.

Viggo Mortensen: My father was Dutch, and so is my name, so when I graduated university in 1980 and left for Europe, I knew that I wanted to come explore here. I lived here for a few months in 1981, and got a job as a flower seller.

Viktoria Tolstoy: I performed a concert here in 2009.

Zuzanna Bijoch: I often travel here for work as a high fashion model, and am represented here by the modeling agency 2pm Model Management.

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