Ole Kirk Christiansen

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Ole Kirk Christiansen
Born 7 February 1891(1891-02-07)
Filskov, Denmark
Died 11 March 1958(1958-03-11) (aged 66)
Cause of death Heart attack
Nationality Danish
Occupation Carpenter
Years active 1949-1958
Known for Founding 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.

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  1. Mary Bellis (1 May 1954). "lego group timeline". Inventors.about.com. http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bllego.htm. Retrieved 30 May 2011.

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