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Ole Kirk Christiansen
Born(1891-04-07)7 April 1891
Filskov, Denmark
Died11 March 1958(1958-03-11) (aged 66)
Cause of deathHeart attack
Years active1949-1958
Known forFounding the Lego company.

Ole Kirk Christiansen (April 7, 1891 – March 11, 1958) was the founder of Lego in 1949.

Christiansen was born on April 7, 1891 in Filskov, Denmark.[1] He first worked as a carpenter and later started creating unsuccessful toys for kids in Denmark after his wife's death and had to raise four of his children on his own. He was working as a carpenter until creating Legos in 1949. Christiansen died on March 11, 1958 from an heart attack, aged 66.


  1. Mary Bellis (1 May 1954). "lego group timeline". Retrieved 30 May 2011. 

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