Ole Kirk Christiansen

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Birthday
7, 1891
Birthplace
Filskov, Denmark
Death Date
Mar 11, 1958 (66)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
7, 1891
Birthplace
Filskov, Denmark
Death Date
Mar 11, 1958 (66)

About

Founder of the LEGO Group company who came up with the name Lego.

Before Fame

He was a carpenter who started making wooden toys in 1932.

Trivia

He invented the term Lego, which came from the Danish words leg godt, meaning play well.

Family Life

He was the 10th son born to his parents. He was married to Kirstine Sörensen and he was the father of Johannes, Karl, Godtfred and Gerhardt Kirk Christiansen.

Associated With

One of the most popular toys in the world, the toy itself was adapted into a film called The Lego Movie, which starred Chris Pratt.