Ole Kirk Christiansen

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Ole Kirk Christiansen
Born(1891-04-07)7 April 1891
Filskov, Denmark
Died11 March 1958(1958-03-11) (aged 66)
Cause of deathHeart attack
Years active1949-1958
Known forFounding 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. Retrieved 30 May 2011.

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