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List of Faroese people

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List of Faroese people

Famous for their peaceful community, unique culture with old ballads and chain-dance, hospitality and cosmopolitanism - despite, or due to their isolated islands in the North Atlantic: Faroese people.

This is a list of famous or important Faroese people. In a small island-society of fewer than 50,000 inhabitants, each person can gain certain meaning for the entire nation. The people listed below, are among those who played or play a distinct role in Faroese culture, politics and history. Many of them are renowned outside the Faroes, especially in Denmark and other Nordic countries.


  • Artists 1
    • Authors and poets 1.1
    • Cinema and theatre artists 1.2
    • Musicians 1.3
    • Painters, graphical artists and sculptors 1.4
  • Leaders and politicians 2
    • Historical 2.1
    • Modern 2.2
  • Scholars, scientists and academics 3
  • Explorers and travellers 4
  • Clergymen 5
  • Athletes 6
  • See also 7


Authors and poets

Cinema and theatre artists


Painters, graphical artists and sculptors

Janus Kamban

Leaders and politicians



Scholars, scientists and academics

Explorers and travellers



See also

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