Ole Kirk Christiansen

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Date of Birth April 7, 1891
Place of Birth Filskov, Denmark
Date of Death Mar 11, 1958 (66)
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Ole Kirk Christiansen

Ole Kirk Kristiansen was a Danish carpenter. In 1932, Kristiansen founded the Danish construction toy company The Lego Group. Over the course of his working life, Kristiansen developed his business from a small wood-working shop that sold household products into a wooden toy manufacturer. In 1934, he named the company Lego and defined its core principles. Lego would eventually transfer to the production of plastic bricks following the purchase of a plastic moulding injection machine in 1947. When Ole died in 1958, the management of the company transferred to his son Godtfred.

Born: April 07, 1891, Omvraa Mark, Filskov, South Jutland, Denmark
Died: March 11, 1958, Billund, Denmark
Children: 5 (including Godtfred)
Occupation: Carpenter
Known for: Founding the Lego Group.
Succeeded by: Godtfred Kirk Christiansen

About Ole Kirk Christiansen

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

Ole Kirk Christiansen Before Fame

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

Achievement of Ole Kirk Christiansen

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

Ole Kirk Christiansen 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.

Associations of Ole Kirk Christiansen

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.

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Latest information about Ole Kirk Christiansen updated on April 19, 2021.

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