Ole Kirk Christiansen
|Ole Kirk Christiansen|
|Born||7 February 1891
|Died||11 March 1958(aged 66)|
|Cause of death||Heart attack|
|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. 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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- Mary Bellis (1 May 1954). "lego group timeline". Inventors.about.com. http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bllego.htm. Retrieved 30 May 2011.